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Internship - Connect 1-2-3 Shanghai, China (8 weeks)
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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English Language Courses Offered: None
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Academic Subject:
Architecture & Planning, Business, Communication, Health Sciences, Journalism, Social Work, Sports & Exercise Science
Program Type: Internship
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International Internships in Shanghai, China

What is the program about?
Ball State University partners with Connect-123 Internship Programs to offer professional placements in Shanghai, China. An international internship in China will help you gain valuable international career building experience, while also developing a better understanding of China, its culture and society: knowledge that will set you apart in your future job search. An internship in China will improve your language skills, provide you with valuable contacts in China, and teach you how Chinese businesses work. All internships in Shanghai will be conducted in English, so no previous knowledge of Chinese language is required for your internship in China.

Where does the program take place?
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Shanghai is one of the world's largest and fastest growing cities and one of its most important centers for business and trade. With a population close to 20 million people, Shanghai also presents unlimited multi-cultural experiences. People from all over the world call Shanghai home which has helped give the city a unique culture. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden, as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China

When does this program take place?
8 weeks in summer: May – July (Flexible Starting date)

What is the internship content?
Multi-disciplinary across all colleges and departments, students are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations representing a spectrum of industry sectors:
Students must work with their faculty and register for their academic discipline’s “internship” or other to ensure receiving academic credit. All placements are unpaid. You are able to intern legally because these are unpaid placements for which you are receiving credit at your home institution.
You have a great deal of control in directing the placement process and ensuring that Connect-123 makes the right placement.

What is the student accommodation?
You will have a number of housing options from which to choose, from sharing a comfortable city apartment with young Shangainese professionals, or other international interns to immersing yourself completely in the local culture by participating in a homestay arrangement.

What is included?
  • An individually tailored internship opportunity
  • Shanghai pre-trip orientation and information pack
  • Help with arranging housing - from homestays for cultural immersion to sharing an apartment with local professionals or other international interns
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Full Shanghai briefing on arrival, including insider tips and do’s and don’ts
  • Access to group-rate discounts with local service providers and tour operators
  • Access to the Connect-123 social program, which provides an opportunity to connect with your host city and with your fellow interns
  • Advice, support, and guidance before, during, and after your stay
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Health Insurance
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.

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What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Full-time student status
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
Students must be sophomore status or above by start of internship

Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.

A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. See visas for more information.

How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU

Whom can I contact for more information?
Phone: (765) 285-2652


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