- Designed for students interested in studying international business and economics
- Participate in activities and field trips that give students a first-hand look at the global business landscape in China
- Improve your Chinese-language skills by taking a language course based on your ability. A placement exam before the semester starts will determine which course you will take
- Gain credit by interning at a company around Shanghai. The program will help students find an internship and previous placements have included Chinese and foreign companies, research institutes, non-governmental organizations or media and art studios
- Complete a capstone research project on an aspect of Chinese policy, society, culture or business and show your research through a final presentation and paper
- Stay in an apartment with a local Chinese student, enhancing your cultural immersion
- Take part in program-led visits to Chinese and foreign companies to gain an understanding for the business environment around Shanghai - Explore Shanghai with trips to local museums, lectures and performances
- Immerse yourself in Chinese culture through program-organized activities such as Chinese painting, calligraphy, cooking, tai chi, pottery, seal carving or paper cutting
- Visit Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong Province during a program-led nine-day field study trip to explore the investment and financial services industries in China
- On-site orientation
To find the last program fee, click on "Budget Sheet" above. Note that program fees are recalculated before every program.
You may be eligible for IFSA-Butler program specific scholarships
. These are specific to IFSA-Butler and will include an additional application for the scholarship.
You will pay SU tuition, with all loans and scholarships, for your program and IFSA-Butler room and board. You will need to pay for transportation costs in-country, books, etc.
Some estimated additional personal expenses may include laundry, toiletries, purchase of personal items and resources.
About GO Long
Immerse yourself in another culture by spending a semester off-campus on a GO Long program. With more than 80 approved options, you can find a setting that suits you, personally and academically. You can study with other Susquehanna students or live and study with local or international students in your host culture. The choice is yours. You’ll take a course the semester before you GO to get ready and reflect on your experiences the semester after you get back. GO Long programs are great opportunities for students looking to gain the experience of a semester in a different culture.