Study Abroad in Shanghai
College Study Abroad
Explore Shanghai, China
Long known for its history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess, Shanghai strives to become a global financial and shipping hub by the year 2020. In turn, the city has undertaken massive development projects over the past two decades.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Shanghai, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Visits to sites loaded with history, like Old City God Temple and the Bund
- Long weekends to alluring destinations like Xi’an, Hangzhou, or Nanjing
- Themed study tours, like modern architecture in Shanghai, and governance and environment in rural Sichuan Province
- Plays, rock music performances, art exhibitions, and more • Classes in calligraphy, painting, seal carving, or martial arts
Where Students Study
Our Global Institute in Shanghai is part of the CIEE Global Institute Network. CIEE Shanghai is located on the campus of East China Normal University. East China Normal University (ECNU) Established in 1951, ECNU is one of China’s key institutions of higher learning. Nationally known for its Chinese language and literature program, the university hosts more than 26,000 students, including 3,700 international students, at its two campuses.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Shanghai, students can get hands-on experience and connect with people in the community by teaching in a migrant elementary school or helping with a community project in a rural area. In addition, students can participate in an internship at local Chinese companies, multinational companies, as well as international small- and medium-sized enterprises and nonprofit organizations