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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: Bucknell applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Housing Options: Dormitory
Area of Study: Public Health Program Type: Primary Partner
Program Description:


  Study Abroad in CHINA

 Public Health Policy and Practice


About this Program
 Examine how public health policy is shaped by today's social, economic, and political currents and ultimately put into practice in the world's most populous country. Gain hands-on experience in globally relevant health topics by pursuing a directed research project or an internship with a local or international organization.

About Shanghai

Shanghai has grown exponentially in the last hundred years-from a colonial trading port to a massive international metropolis with a population of 24 million. Known for its fast-paced business culture and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of communities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world.

Program Benefits

Program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates to delve deeply into meaningful research projects of their own design in the capital of the world's most populous country.
  • Students conceptualize, conduct and present a substantial piece of research relevant to the burgeoning field of public health.
  • Each research project takes place within the practical context of a local organization and provides opportunities for  community engagement
  • Regular meetings with faculty guides in subject area to discuss formation and execution of research plans.
  • Inquiry process supported by the Alliance network of local experts including social activists, health educators, doctors, business leaders, and policymakers. Students can take part in a full schedule of excursions , events and lectures all designed to enhance their understanding of China and the historical and modern influences that impact its culture and people.
  • Explore the capital and benefit from visits to Beijing's art districts, lectures on China's environmental protection policies or workshops on Chinese food Culture.


IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/28/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.