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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:
Program Category: UGA Independent Experience College/School: SPIA
Program Description:
UGA- SPIA— Summer Internship in China

The SPIA/GLOBIS China Maymester Study Abroad program has developed an internship opportunity for any students who wish to remain in China for an additional 6-week period. Students who do not attend the China Maymester Program are also eligible to join the internship program hosted in Shanghai. Placements in English speaking internships are guaranteed with a variety of options open to participants including Chambers of Commerce and law firms. Descriptions of sample internship placements can be found by clicking here. Course credit can be earned for this experience. Internship fee includes housing in an apartment, academic support, bridging cultural orientation, 24/7 support, transportation card, and cultural activities. For more information on the SPIA/GLOBIS China Maymester Study Abroad Program, click here or visit the GoAbroad program page

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 Go Abroad portal, accepted students will be asked to complete an online application through WorldStrides. Once accepted, students will receive information on how to complete this application.  This application must be completed by January 1 and all supplemental application materials must be submitted by January 8. Supplemental application materials include submission of a resume, cover letter, passport, and personal information. As part of this application, students will select 3 areas of interest for internships. The tentative date to announce internship placements is March 1

Program Location

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.

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: Summer 2018
INTL 4722: Internship Analytical Essay

Program Itinerary
Date Location Activity
May 27, 2018 Atlanta Depart from US (students NOT on the study abroad program)
May 28, 2018 Hong Kong Depart from Hong Kong (students who are on the study abroad program)
May 28, 2018 Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai
May 29, 2018 Shanghai Orientation
May 30, 2018 Shanghai Begin internship
TBD Shanghai Professional development session
July 7, 2018 Shanghai Internship ends; return to US


Program participants will have a single room within a 2-3 bedroom apartment with other WorldStrides participants but will share kitchen, living room, and bathroom space with other interns. WIFI is included in all apartments. The apartments are centrally located in Shanghai and include amenities such as an in-building gym, Starbucks, and convenience store. Metro/bus stops are located across the street from the apartment building. Participants will also be given a one (1) week metro pass that can be loaded with additional funds as needed.

For further information on housing, click here
Program Costs

A provider fee of $5,000, which includes housing and a transportation card for the first week, is paid directly to WorldStrides. 

A program fee of $55 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: $40/month
Miscellaneous expenses (toiletries, incidentals, etc.): $100/week 
Passport: $135
Visa: $180
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 individual participant's spending preferences.

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


This program is currently not accepting applications.