Chinese Track

Students in the Chinese track spend their third and fourth years in Shanghai, China where they study at the SILC Business School at Shanghai University.

SILC Business School at Shanghai University

Immersed in a leading global city, Shanghai University is situated in the heart of Shanghai. It combines educational achievement with forward-looking courses, attuned to the latest developments in science, technology and culture as a research-intensive and comprehensive university. It aims to cultivate talents with all-around development, global perspective and creative awareness.

Shanghai University is also known for its vigorous international exchanges and cooperation. So far the University has established academic links and cooperation with dozens of foreign universities, including faculty and student exchanges. Currently, over 4,000 international students are studying on Shanghai University campuses.

SILC Business School is a leading business school in China. Originally named the Sydney Institute to Language and Commerce, it was formed for a dual degree program with a university in Sydney, Australia. Since its founding, the school has changed its name to SILC and now has over 3,500 students. SILC is committed to international business education with academic partners around the world.

Visit SILC’s webpage here.

Shanghai Upon-the-Sea

Shanghai is the leading business capital in China. Founded as the city of international trade, Shanghai has grown to reach a population of over 24 million. Located on China’s central coast, it is a global financial hub and home to the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is also a largely metropolitan city known for its multicultural population and diverse city culture.

shanghai

With many famous historical sites, the heart of Shanghai is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu Riber is the Pudong area of Shanghai which features an unmatched skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Curriculum

Given the complexity of learning Mandarin, students in the Chinese track will continue studying Mandarin while enrolled at SILC. Initially students will complete some courses in English and others in Mandarin, progressing to the point of all courses being taught in Mandarin. We believe this structure gives students the skills they need to become fluent.

Housing

International Student Dormitories are allocated to students once their offers are accepted.

By living together in student dormitories, students are provided with opportunities to build friendships and help each other. Internet connection, electric outlets, running water, bathrooms and other necessities are all available in the rooms, though students will need to buy bottled water for drinking.

Currently, there are dormitories on both the Yanchang and Baoshan campuses. Supermarkets, book stores and the university health clinic are all close to the dormitories.

Both single and double rooms are available. Public kitchen and laundry facilities are located in the dorms. Students may also find off-campus housing accommodations.

SILC has two modern buildings for its dining halls. The warm and welcoming staff serves students with fresh, healthy, and tasty meals with a variety of menu choices.

Internships

More than 500 multinational companies have regional headquarters in Shanghai, such as Lenovo, Alibaba, and Sany Group. Students will find their language skills to be extremely valuable as they navigate between interactions with Mandarin-speaking professionals and demand for English, the language of business.