Semester Abroad

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Semester Abroad

Take a Semester Abroad with WLSA

Explore the other side of the world with a Semester Abroad at the WLSA Academy Shanghai.  China is the oldest surviving ancient civilization and is rich with delicious food, exquisite art, thriving business and a city that never sleeps.  Choosing a Semester Abroad with WLSA takes the work of going abroad, once you decide to come to China everything from visa, travel arrangements, housing and your programme is designed by our WLSA staff to tailor your needs and requirements.  With WLSA Semester Abroad, going to China is easy! Here’s how:

A Fun Full Immersion Programme

The Semester Abroad programme includes leadership opportunities inside the classroom, traveling around China and the exciting challenge of living in a new culture.

Connect with International Students and Staff

The WLSA Shanghai Academy is an international school with students and educators from around the world including; USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Korea, Germany and the Netherlands!


Unlike other going abroad experiences WLSA tries to keep the costs as low as possible so you can get the full experience out of your Semester Abroad.

WLSA covers the following costs:

  • Visa Invitation letter
  • Tuition Fee at WLSA Shanghai Academy
  • Food so you can eat to your hearts content
  • Accommodation
  • Curriculum 
  • Local Transportation (within Shanghai)
  •  A small monthly stipend is provided to cover food and transportation each month to WLSA Associate school students

Students are expected to pay for:

  • Visa
  • Roundtrip Flight
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Souvenirs
  • Processing Fee for non-WLSA associate member students

Download the Information Pack today! 

Apply Now!

These coveted positions take place in the fall of each academic year and applications for 2018 are due by May 25, 2018!

Interested in our Semester Abroad programme? Please complete the interest form below.  Successful candidates will be expected to supply transcripts and a teacher recommendation letter:


Space for Semester Abroad are limited and participants are accepted on a rolling basis. Short listed applicants will have to fill out the Application form and participate in a skype interview. Good luck!