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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Independent Experience Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Participant Selection: Not competitive Type of Instruction: Internship
College/School: SPIA Work Opportunity: Yes
Housing Type: Shared Apartment
Program Description:
UGA- SPIA— Summer Internship in China (Shanghai or Beijing)

The SPIA/GLOBIS China Maymester Study Abroad program has developed an internship opportunity for any students participating in the SPIA China Study Abroad Program who wish to remain in China for an additional 6-week period. However, students who do not attend the China Maymester Program are also eligible to join the internship program hosted in Shanghai or Beijing. Placements in English speaking internships are guaranteed with a variety of options open to participants including Chambers of Commerce, NGO's, and law firms. Course credit can be earned for this experience. The internship fee includes housing in an apartment, academic support, cultural orientation, 24/7 support, weekly Mandarin lessons, and cultural activities. If you are interested in a three-week experience in China prior to the internship, please check out the SPIA/GLOBIS China Maymester Study Abroad Program.

Financial aid to support participation in this program may be available through the Asia-Georgia Internship Connection (Freeman Asia Grant).
In addition to the application on the StudyAway portal, accepted students will be asked to complete an online application through CRCC Asia. Once accepted, students will receive information on how to complete this application.  This application must be completed by February 17 and full payment must be submitted to CRCC Asia by March 8. All applications will be received on a rolling basis and can be received any time from now until February 17.  The earlier a student applies, the more time CRCC Asia has to search for a custom internship placement for the student.  Students will complete an advising call that lasts 15-40 minutes and allows CRCC Asia Admissions Advisors to learn more about the student's current studies, past experience, and internship goals as well as their placement criteria identifying target company size, sector, choice, and other key details.  The deposit payment of $500 must be paid one week after completing the advising call.  This is a nonrefundable deposit to confirm participation in the program. 

Following the deposit, students will then have two equal program payments.  The first payment is due 1 month after the initial deposit and payment officially begins the placement search for the student, Regardless of when the student applies, the final payment deadline for the first payment is March 1,  The second and final payment is due in full by March 8 for all students.

Internship Locations

Situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is the commercial capital of China and a world destination for shoppers. The Bund area along the Huangpu River reflects the city’s early occupation by Europeans, while Shanghai’s skyline and shopping district are thoroughly contemporary. Nevertheless, you will also find ancient temples and gardens within the city.  There are also placement opportunities in Beijing and students will learn more about this during their interview.

Sample placements in Shanghai
Sample placements in Beijing

Contact Information

Robert Grafstein
Program Director
Interim Director
Center for International Trade and Security
120 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
Phone: 706.542.2985

Academic Program
Course Offerings:
INTL 4722: Internship Analytical Essay

Program Itinerary
Date Location Activity
May 31, 2019 Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai to begin the program (overlaps with study abroad program)
June 1, 2019 Shanghai/Beijing Free day to explore Shanghai (students placed in Beijing will use this as a travel day.
June 2, 2019 Shanghai/Beijing Free day to explore and get settled
June 3, 2019 Shanghai/Beijing Company drop-off day and introduction to the supervisor
July 14, 2019 Shanghai/Beijing Return home

Sample Program Calendar
Monday Work Day
Mandarin lessons at Mandarin House for 1.5 hours held in the evening (day of week subject to change prior to summer 2019)
Work Day
Mandarin lessons at Mandarin House for 1.5 hours held in the evening (day of week subject to change prior to summer 2019)
Tuesday Work Day
Optional drop-in session with Program Managers to discuss living and working in China
Work Day
Optional drop-in session with Program Managers to discuss living and working in China
Wednesday Work Day
Optional Evening Business Seminar (subject to date change)
Work Day
Optional Evening Cultural Event such as traditional calligraphy lesson, paper cutting, dumpling making, etc. (subject to date change)
Thursday Work Day Work Day
Friday Work Day Work Day
Sat/Sun Free Days Free Days


Interns will have their own private bedroom within a 3, 4, or 5 bedroom apartment layout that they will share with other program participants.  All rooms have a bed, A/C and a large closet.  Students share the kitchen, two bathrooms, and the living area.  The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, freezer, kettle, stove and basic cooking utensils.

China accommodation picsChina accommodation pics
Program Costs

A provider fee of $4825, which includes housing, academic support, bridging cultural orientation, 24/7 support, weekly Mandarin lessons, and cultural activities.  The provider fee is paid directly to CRCC Asia.

A program fee of $56.32 is charged through UGA to cover mandatory medical insurance through CISI. In addition, tuition and fees are assessed by UGA.

Estimated expenses not covered by the provider or program fee are as follows:
Round-trip airfare: $1,500.00
Meals: $75/week
Local transportation: $100
Miscellaneous expenses (toiletries, incidentals, etc.): $100/week 
Passport: $135 (if you need to get a new one)
Visa: Your visa will be processed by CRCC Asia and the price is included in the program fee paid to CRCC.
For a more detailed breakdown please see the Cost of Attendance sheet. All program costs are subject to fluctuations in exchange rates.

NOTE: These are only estimates provided for budgeting purposes. Actual expenses are subject to fluctuations in the exchange rate and the individual participant's spending preferences.

NOTE: Optional group flight available through the GLOBIS travel agent, Linda Reece at Travel By Design,

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This program is currently not accepting applications.