Graduate Assistantship: Shanghai

Shanghai Programs

Academic Year 2011/2012

Boston University Study Abroad (BUSA) is offering a graduate assistantship in Shanghai to Boston University students enrolled in a graduate PhD program. BUSA graduate assistantships are intended to provide off-campus and abroad work experience to BU graduate students. BUSA graduate assistantships are coordinated through BUSA and can encompass a variety of responsibilities and opportunities on a BUSA site.


All graduate assistantship applicants must be Boston University graduate students in good academic standing and with demonstrated excellence in Chinese language. Students with pending incompletes will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to those students who are up-to-date with their academic requirements, particularly those who have passed their comprehensive examination. Priority will be given to students who have not previously served as a graduate assistant off-campus. If two or more candidates have similar qualifications, seniority will be considered.


The graduate assistant will help the program director and faculty members at Fudan University in Shanghai with the logistical aspects of the program, which includes organizing cultural field trips, orientation, and other programs, acting as a resident assistant, or tutoring as necessary. Participation in field trips and special events is required. The graduate assistant will work 20 (twenty) hours per week. Position is contingent on sufficient course enrollment.


The graduate assistantship package for this program includes:

  • Stipend: $1,250 per month
  • Housing allowance: $575 per month
  • Round/trip airfare from home city to program site based on dates of assistantship
  • Continuing Student Fee
  • Visa/Immigration fees


One assistantship is available for the academic year, though Fall only or Spring only options are available:

  • Academic year 2011/2012 – from mid August to late June
  • Fall Semester 2011 – from mid August to December 23
  • Spring Semester 2012 – from mid January to end of June

(Preference will be given to candidates applying for the Academic Year 2011/2012)


Applicants must submit a C.V., statement of interest and at least one reference to Monika Skrobisz-Gil, International Personnel Coordinator, BU Study Abroad ( ). In their written statement, applicants should clearly explain why they are applying for the position and how working on-site would contribute to their academic and career goals, as well as personal goals.


Applications must be submitted by April 29th.

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