Business Students Given New Study Abroad Opportunity: Students Can Now Study in Shanghai

by The Cowl Editor on November 15, 2018


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by Malena Aylwin ’22

News Staff

 Beginning in 2020, Providence College will offer a new program to study abroad in Shanghai, China with a group of Providence College School of Business (PCSB) students for the spring semester. 

The program will guarantee an English-speaking internship placement in one of the world’s leading financial hubs — Shanghai. Also, with their acceptance into the Spring 2020 program, students will be rewarded with discounted and free housing.

Business students will have the opportunity to study in the local East China Normal University with their PCSB group and with people from all over the world. They will be in classrooms filled with students of different nationalities and ethnicities, attending classes taught by local Chinese teachers and experts.

PC students can look forward to living in a two-bedroom dorm with a kitchen and laundry on the same floor. They will also have accessibility to campus amenities. 

Some of the standard classes students can take include International Marketing (MKT 426), International Finance (FIN 419), and Global Workforce Managment (MGT Major Elective). Other additional courses specific to this study abroad opportunity include Intro to Chinese Philosophy, Contemporary Chinese Literature, Contemporary Chinese Cinema, and different levels for learning the Chinese language.

Also, students will be able to get a taste of real world jobs, work with colleagues, and perform duties based on their business major.

Students are guaranteed an internship with one of four different brands in one of the world’s leading industries. 

The study abroad opportunity in Shanghai is a completely new experience available to PC students, where they can learn a new language, meet new people, get a taste of what Shanghai is like, and so much more. Dean Jacqueline Elcik, one of the leading advisors of the program, stated, “It is a great once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to work in such a diverse environment and at the same time pursue your goals.”

If you are interested in applying for the Shanghai 2020 spring abroad program, the deadline is Dec. 3.

For any other questions, contact, Dean Jacqueline Elcik, or Dean Joe Stanley.