Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shanghai Expo Learning Component for Purdue University Students Studying Abroad

I recently learned about a very interesting study abroad program initiative at Purdue University called the Shanghai Expo Learning Component and I think it is a great example of innovative programming in the field. In conjunction with Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, nine Purdue summer study abroad programs (each with different objectives, dates and faculty leaders) will meet up in late May to take in elements of the Expo. Additionally, they will also be meeting with representatives from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Purdue alumni during this period. The programs range from Aviation Technology to Health & Kinesiology. You can learn more about the Shanghai Expo Learning Component at Purdue University here.

Similar to Purdue, the University of Southern California is also focusing on Expo 2010 and their U.S.-China Institute has partnered with USA Pavilion to create the Student Ambassadors Internship Program. You can learn more about this Student Ambassadors Internship Program here.


  1. A little background for the students:,1

  2. @Anonymous ~ Many thanks for the link. A very interesting read!