UGA- SPIA— Summer Internship in China
The SPIA/GLOBIS China Maymester Study Abroad program has developed an internship opportunity for any students who wish to remain in China for an additional 6-week period. Students who do not attend the China Maymester Program are also eligible to join the internship program hosted in Shanghai. Placements in English speaking internships are guaranteed with a variety of options open to participants including Chambers of Commerce and law firms. Descriptions of sample internship placements can be found by clicking here
. Course credit can be earned for this experience. Internship fee includes housing in an apartment, academic support, bridging cultural orientation, 24/7 support, transportation card, and cultural activities. For more information on the SPIA/GLOBIS China Maymester Study Abroad Program, click here
or visit the GoAbroad
Financial aid to support participation in this program may be available through the Asia-Georgia Internship Connection (Freeman Asia Grant).
In addition to the application on the Go Abroad portal, accepted students will be asked to complete an online application through WorldStrides. Once accepted, students will receive information on how to complete this application. This application must be completed by January 1
and all supplemental application materials must be submitted by January 8
. Supplemental application materials include submission of a resume, cover letter, passport, and personal information. As part of this application, students will select 3 areas of interest for internships. The tentative date to announce internship placements is March 1
Situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is the commercial capital of China and a world destination for shoppers. The Bund area along the Huangpu River reflects the city’s early occupation by Europeans, while Shanghai’s skyline and shopping district are thoroughly contemporary. Nevertheless, you will also find ancient temples and gardens within the city.
Center for International Trade and Security
120 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
INTL 4722: Internship Analytical Essay
|May 27, 2018
||Depart from US (students NOT on the study abroad program)
|May 28, 2018
||Depart from Hong Kong (students who are on the study abroad program)
|May 28, 2018
||Arrive in Shanghai
|May 29, 2018
|May 30, 2018
||Professional development session
|July 7, 2018
||Internship ends; return to US
Program participants will have a single room within a 2-3 bedroom apartment with other WorldStrides participants but will share kitchen, living room, and bathroom space with other interns. WIFI is included in all apartments. The apartments are centrally located in Shanghai and include amenities such as an in-building gym, Starbucks, and convenience store. Metro/bus stops are located across the street from the apartment building. Participants will also be given a one (1) week metro pass that can be loaded with additional funds as needed.
For further information on housing, click here
Program Fee of $5,055 includes housing, medical insurance, and a transportation card for the first week. Medical insurance is provided per University regulations through CISI. All program costs are subject to fluctuations in exchange rates.
Tuition and fees and insurance are assessed by UGA but the program fee of $5,000 is paid directly to WorldStrides.
Visa processing will be complete by our 3rd party provider WorldStrides, who will need 4-6 weeks to process your VISA. To this end, passports should be obtained immediately and turned into the GLOBIS Office no later than March 1, 2018.
Estimated expenses are as follows:
- Round-trip airfare: $1,500.00
- Meals: $75/week
- Local transportation: $40/month
- Miscellaneous expenses (toiletries, incidentals, etc.): $100/week
For a more complete breakdown of program costs, please see the Cost of Attendance
NOTE: These are only estimates provided for budgeting purposes. Actual expenses are subject to fluctuations in the exchange rate and individual participant's spending preferences.
NOT INCLUDED: Tuition and fees for 4 credit hours (Hope/Zell Miller scholarships apply), international airfare, and passport. Luggage overage fees and hotel incidentals.
NOTE: Optional group flight available through the GLOBIS travel agent, Linda Reece at Travel By Design, email@example.com.