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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English, Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Apartment Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Art and Design, Biological Sciences (Biology), Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Early Childhood Care and Education, Environmental Science, Fitness and Human Performance, Foreign Language, General Business, Health Promotion, Healthcare Administration, Mathematical Sciences, Multicultural Studies in Education, Public Service Leadership, Sociology, Statistics Minimum GPA: 2.00
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:
Shanghai:Public Health
IFSA - STUDY IN SHANGHAI: PUBLIC HEALTH
Geotag  Shanghai, China

WHY STUDY IN SHANGHAI?
Shanghai has grown exponentially in the past hundred years—from an early trading port to a massive international metropolis with a population of 24 million. Known for its fast-paced businesses and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of commodities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world. Find your home in a vibrant, student-friendly neighborhood, with our program center just around the corner from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
When you live in the world’s most populous country, public health has different dimensions and challenges. And that makes Shanghai an intriguing place to see how social, economic, and political currents shape public policy for family planning, senior health, rural health, and more. In this rapidly changing city, you can also dig into a special interest like traditional Chinese medicine or environmental health. Bring academic lessons to life and make your resume stand out with an internship at a think tank, nonprofit, or consulting firm. 

Ideal for students of health, premed, global and public health, public policy, Asian studies, social services, and more. Maximize your Shanghai experience by teaming up with a Chinese university student for a couple of hours of casual language practice each week.

The IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health academic track invites you to examine how public health policy is shaped by social, economic, and political currents and ultimately put into practice in the world’s most populous country. Maximize your learning by tailoring classes to your academic focus, enrolling in the required core class and three to four elective classes, including an internship opportunity.

CORE CLASS
Public Health Policy and Practice in China
Public health policy in China has been shaped by rapid and profound economic, social, and political currents. This course examines those developments and their implications for public health practice. Contemporary issues in health policy at national and local levels will be explored within the context of the health system. Topics include the former One Child Policy and family planning, caring for an aging population, child and maternal health, health literacy, and regional and urban/rural variations in health. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

ELECTIVE CLASSES
Customize your semester based on your personal interests and degree requirements, choosing from electives from the IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health academic track as well as our IFSA Study in Shanghai: Social Sciences and IFSA Study in Shanghai: International Business academic tracks. All electives are taught in English.
  • Environmental Health
  • Nutrition, Food Safety and Security
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context 
  • International Internship Seminar
LANGUAGE CLASSES
Developing skills in a foreign language can profoundly impact your life personally and professionally. Though language study (other than Essential Chinese) is not required, students frequently report their Chinese language class as one of their favorites and the one they applied most outside of the classroom.

Essential Chinese
If you’ve never studied Chinese before, and you decide not to take an elective language class, you’ll take this introductory seminar to contemporary Chinese language and culture taught intensively during the first weeks of the program. (1 U.S. semester credit hour)

Chinese Language
No prior language study is required. A placement exam during on-site orientation determines each student’s appropriate language level. (6 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Beginning Chinese I
  • Beginning Chinese II
  • Intermediate Chinese I
  • Intermediate Chinese II
  • Advanced Chinese I
  • Advanced Chinese II
  • Advanced Chinese III
  • Advanced Chinese IV
  • Advanced Readings in Chinese
  • Business Chinese

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but may include:
  • City-as-Text
  • Art Tour of West Bund Cultural Corridor
  • Visit to Manufacturing Plant
  • Food and Local Culture
  • Tai Chi and Calligraphy
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:
  • Water Town Trip
  • Local Community Visit
 
 
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  • Academic Support
  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 04/01/2023 09/01/2023 12/10/2023