Study Abroad Program Overview
Gain international exposure to prepare you for the future. On UCEAP, explore connections and tensions among world markets, national interests, multinational corporations, and diverse people from the exciting vantage point of life and study in Shanghai. As the largest city in China, Shanghai is a commercial and cultural nexus that offers exhilarating, international perspective.
Study at Fudan University offers interactive and enriching courses taught in English. International, UC, and local faculty provide their perspectives on course topics and discussions.
In this program you can:
- examine the dynamics and impact of globalization on society, culture, the economy and the environment within and beyond China,
- study international relations, comparative politics and development studies,
- intern for work experience and/or learn about business activities in Shanghai,
- conduct research on an academic subject that interests you
Enjoy this video of UCEAP students sharing their stories and experiences of life in Shanghai.
Students attend classes with UC and host country students.
Language of Instruction
Limited Chinese language study is optional at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. You may take one course in Chinese language.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
late August to late December
You will live with international and UC students in a foreign student dormitory or in a shared apartment adjacent to the Fudan University campus.
Enjoy cultural activities and excursions arranged by UCEAP. In addition, you will find many opportunities to explore China during festivals and university holidays.
UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of study abroad offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. A UCEAP Study Center Director and local staff abroad help students integrate into Chinese culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See the UCEAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.
This international program explores the historical, political, economic, sociological, and cultural dimensions of globalization, particularly as these changes may affect Chinese society, culture
and the economy, and influence China's relationships within the world.
A required core course on globalization is taught by a visiting UC faculty member. Other courses taught in English by Fudan University and international faculty are available as electives.
Use the following resources to learn more:
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad;18 quarter/12 semester UC units required minimum; usually 4 or 5 courses.
Research and Independent Study
Independent research, service-learning and volunteer opportunities can be arranged with the Study Center or independently.
Fudan University, Shanghai
Acclaimed as one of the top universities in China, Fudan University is internationally prominent and considered one of the most comprehensive national universities. It offers a full range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and technology, and management.
Recognized for academic excellence, Fudan University is actively engaged in international student and faculty exchanges. Fudan highly values its tradition of training international students over the years, as well as its relationships with some 200 institutions of higher education worldwide.
Test Drive Your Future
Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.
- More opportunities
Please note - Current internship offerings may vary; you are encouraged to do your own research to find additional internship opportunities prior to departure.
Setting Up Your Internship
- You are encouraged to set up your own internship prior to arrival.
- UCEAP has learned from UC Career Center websites and previous EAP participants that the following sites might provide information or assistance for service opportunities in China: JingJobs, ForeignerCN, ShanghaiExpat, eChinaJobs, ForeignHR.
"My internship was one of the most valuable parts of my abroad experience. I would encourage anyone interested in start ups to consider China as the community here offers a ton of incredible opportunities"
"Awesome experience, Shanghai has many opportunities for internships waiting for those who seek them. Suit up and visit the office of your desired internship and present yourself with your resume. This will almost always get you an internship. Most people look for proactive students who wish to learn more. Take advantage!"
"I took an internship which boosted my professional experience and gave me more insight into the digital marketing business."
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2016-17. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2016-17 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- UC fees
- Tuition at Fudan University
- Mandatory Host Country Health Insurance
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program excursions
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Study abroad scholarships for China
Chinese Ministry of Education Scholarships
The Chinese government provides scholarships for US students to study at many of the country's top universities. They are offered by the China Scholarship Council under the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). These scholarships cover all in-country costs, including tuition, housing and an appropriate stipend. Find out more
Junior, Senior, Graduate
3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Successful completion of a course on China is highly recommended.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Fudan University.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: