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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Derek Shepard Program type: Faculty-Led
Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, 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:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

UNC Entrepreneurship in Shanghai

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
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.

Courses in this program are both UNC Graded Credit and Transfer Credit.
UNC Graded Credit Courses (often taught by UNC Faculty): No action required
  • These courses automatically show up on your Tar Heel Tracker and UNC Transcript.
  • You will receive a letter grade for those courses, and this does affect your GPA.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart


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.

Program Costs

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
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.

Tuition and fees for the program are based on the cost of operating the program abroad and are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Tuition and fees will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/14/2018
03/15/2018 06/14/2018 08/13/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications