Exchange Program - Shanghai International Studies University

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SISU is a prestigious institution that offers multinational and multicultural disciplines to train and prepare future global professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.

Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis situated on the estuary of Yangtze River. It serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade and cultural center in East China.

Hu is a hospitable city and is prepared to welcome Westerners because of its "western" mien, excellent municipal management and mild climate.

Shanghai's location on the east coast of China is a major advantage for international travel. It is one of the two international hubs in China, the other is Beijing.

UNH Exchange programs are suitable for students with strong leadership skills who want an immersion experience studying with local students, relying on local services with no management or oversight by UNH or other U.S. provider. 


Academics: This program is particularly beneficial to Asian Studies students, those studying International Affairs and Finance/Business.  Students can expect to have an excellent program in Chinese language immersion as well.

Housing and Meals: Room and meals are paid in country.  SISU has residence halls that range from modern, purpose built accommodation to catered private halls.  There is plenty of choice across the Hongkou and Songjiang campuses, including Halal restaurants.

Extra-Curricular Activities: SISU is more than an intellectual destination.  Students have lots of opportunities to explore their interests, showcase their talents and hone their skills.  A wide range of cultural festivals and campus events organized by student groups invigorates the university.  All students are also welcome to use the SISU Gym and swimming pool. 

It is highly recommended that exchange students join student clubs/organizations.  This is the best way to meet friends and travel buddies.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid:

UNH allows federal, state and institutional aid — except work study — to transfer for all UNH Managed, UNH Exchange and UNH Approved programs abroad. You will be able to factor in airfare as an educational cost and consider the cost of living in your host country for your estimated expenses.

In addition, there are study abroad scholarships available! Please visit the Scholarships & Fellowships page for information about UNH and external funding for study abroad.

Travel and Insurance: Students purchase their flight independently. Visit Int’l Polices and Travel Resources section of the UNH Global website for information about International Insurance.

Eligibility: Students need to meet UNH study away eligibility requirements. Visit the Start section of the UNH Global website for details.

Application Deadlines: A spring semester or academic year exchange.  Submit exchange application in Via by September 25 (for spring study abroad) or March 5 for full academic year.  

What next?  To find out more details about exchanges, attend a Study Abroad Information Session, held every Tuesday at 12:45PM, locations vary.   After you’ve attended an information session and researched the exchange, set up an appointment with Catherine D’Auteuil in myWildcat Success  or come to our walk in advising hours. 

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