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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Derek Shepard Program type: Faculty-Led
Class eligibility (minimum): Sophomore Minimum GPA: 2
Language of instruction: Chinese, English Language prerequisite: None
Open to Non-UNC students: Select Institutions Program features: Internship
Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
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UNC Entrepreneurship in Shanghai

This program is for UNC Entrepreneurship Minors, but other students (including non-UNC) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the Entrepreneurship minor and this program, please contact Professor Charles Merritt in the Department of Economics.

Kenan-Flagler BSBA majors concentrating in entrepreneurship are also eligible to apply. Interested students should contact the Global Programs Office of the BSBA Program.

Students will live, work, and study in the exciting, international city of Shanghai, in partnership with CET Academic Programs. Internship placements will encourage students to use their entrepreneurial background to make significant contributions to their host company or organization, and are available in a wide range of disciplines.


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Courses & Credits

Students are required to study Chinese throughout their stay. However, the remaining courses will be taught in English.

Students will earn seven credits in total upon successful completion of the program: three UNC graded credits of ECON 393 toward their Entrepreneurship minor, as well as four TREQ (transfer) credits for coursework in Chinese Studies. The Chinese Studies coursework includes three sections: I) Chinese Language (options are available for students who already have Chinese language ability), II) Shanghai Past and Present, and III) Internship in Shanghai support course.

Students should keep in mind that some final work for ECON 393 will take place during the following fall semester.
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Students will live in double rooms with Chinese roommates for full immersion in Chinese culture! Rooms are furnished with bed, bed linens, dresser, desk, and TV. Every other floor has a kitchen and laundry or community lounge area for student use.
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Program Costs

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for all available sources of funding, especially the Phillips Ambassadors scholarship for Asia programs. UNC Entrepreneurship minors with financial need should contact the department.
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Application Process

Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.