Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


Fudan University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Posted on September 2, 2010


The Alliance offers two programs in Shanghai. The program hosted at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics focuses on International Business in China. The program hosted at Fudan University offers two options – Contemporary Chinese Society and Language or Intensive Chinese Language. All the programs provide students a strong Mandarin Chinese language study experience, as well as courses in economics, politics, development and social change, which are taught in English. Students are located on either Fudan University or Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Both campuses are considered to be in the top tier of Chinese institutions. Fudan University has 34,000 Chinese and international students, while SUFE has a student population of 12,000. Courses are taught for Alliance students by faculty from both campuses.

Courses & Credit

15-18 credit hours: The Contemporary Chinese Society and Language program offers 2 credits for Chinese Language, plus 2 area studies courses. The Intensive Chinese Language program offers up to 4 Chinese language credits with an option of taking one topics course in English. The International Business in China program offers 2 credits for Chinese language, plus two area studies courses.

Admission Requirements

Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Except for the Intensive Chinese Language program no previous Chinese language experience is required but it is highly recommended. Two semesters of Chinese language is required for the Intensive Chinese Language program. Students enrolling in the International Business program must have completed two economics courses.

Housing & Board

Students live in rooms with other Alliance students and Chinese roommates in a residence hall on campus. No meal plan is provided but there are multiple options both on and off campus.


Wheaton tuition and housing. Expenses covered include tuition, housing and program-related field trips. The Alliance will also provide guidance with the visa process, and Chinese language textbooks.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for $50.00 application fee, $500 Administrative fee, passport and visa fees, board, health insurance, cell phone, textbooks, local transportation, and personal expenses.
Application materials maybe downloaded from the Alliance website or students may apply online. Students who apply online must submit a copy of the application to the Center for Global Education.


Make an appointment with Dean Young in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Chinese Language
  • Economics
  • International Finance
  • Government
  • International Business
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

For complete list of courses, check The Alliance's website.

Other Offerings

The Alliance arranges for extra-curricular classes which may include Chinese painting, calligraphy, cooking, taiji, seal carving or paper cutting.

Financial Aid

The Alliance offers scholarships ranging from $500-$6000 awarded according to financial need. More information regarding various scholarships and financial aid is available on their website.

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