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UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai

UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai

UNC students take classes with NYU students on their modern campus.

UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai

Participants will have options for weekend excursions, such as this one to West Lake in Hangzhou, to supplement classroom learning.

The Phillips Ambassadors Program is thrilled to continue our partnership with NYU Shanghai. Although our program was cancelled for summer 2022 due to NYU’s campus renovation we continue to plan for summer 2023. This new faculty-led program, created in collaboration with UNC Study Abroad, was very successful in its first run in summer 2019.

What better place to experience the excitement of mainland China than the bustling metropolis of Shanghai?

Join this innovative six-week summer program, led by UNC’s Earl N. Phillips Jr. Distinguished Professor of International Studies, Dr. Michael Tsin, and based at the NYU Shanghai campus in downtown Shanghai! This program will provide a three-credit UNC course examining the history of modern China plus an additional three-credit course chosen from the NYU Shanghai summer course offerings. Participants will have use of NYU Shanghai facilities and exposure to Chinese culture through experiential learning opportunities, and an engaging speaker series.

Several participants will be selected as Phillips Ambassadors and will receive $7000 scholarships for the summer program. A total of six credits will be earned, plus an additional three credits for Phillips Ambassadors who take an additional course on campus before and after the program.

Information on UNC Phillips Summer in Shanghai can be found here. Make an appointment with the Asia study abroad advisor to learn more or look for info sessions on the study abroad calendar.

All participants on this program will earn a total of six credit hours (Phillips Ambassadors will receive an additional three credit hours for the program’s Global Studies course):

  • UNC History 282/Asia 282 “China in the World” – 3 credits
  • NYU Elective – 3 credits

Program Dates
Typical dates are late May – early July (please allow for a potential required quarantine period prior to the start of the program)

NYU Shanghai, China

Class Standing
Minimum Rising Sophomore

Several students will receive $7000 scholarships as Phillips Ambassadors. The cost for all students is partially subsidized by the Phillips Ambassadors Program, as reflected on the budget sheet. See Study Abroad website for budget sheet.

Application Deadline
February 10