Shanghai, China

Global Internship

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Information for term Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Aug 17 – Nov 21, 2020 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 6 – Apr 11, 2020 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Shanghai is a commercial giant, a financial and cultural hub, and home to the largest container port on Earth. Translation: there’s no better place to expand your business knowledge from a global perspective. Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies, and the importance of skills like integrity and collaboration — while developing contacts that can help with future career opportunities.

Unique Experiences

  • Improve

    your Chinese language proficiency and business vocabulary

  • Expand

    your network among professionals at Chinese companies, multinationals, or NGOs

  • Discover

    another side of China on a weekend field trip to Nanjing

  • Speed per hour of the Shanghai Maglev, the fastest rail commute in China

    430km
  • Ex-Pats living in the city

    170k
  • Multinational corporations set up regional headquarters in Shanghai

    > 500

Location & Culture

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Shanghai is a leading driver of China's trade and economic development, serving as a model city. Today, with a population of 23 million, Shanghai is home to the world’s largest container port, some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth, and the world’s first commercially operated magnetic levitation transport system — the high-speed Maglev train — along with one of the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.

Excursions & Activities

  • Step back in time with a visit to the traditional water towns Zhujiajiao, noted for its narrow, cobbled lanes, stone bridges, canals, and rich history.
  • Stop by tea houses, museums, and community centers to practice speaking Chinese with local people.
  • Try activities like Chinese cooking, calligraphy, or martial arts.

Professional Development

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture.
  • Explore the professional working world of Shanghai through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures.
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship.

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Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Residence Halls with CIEE roommate: Stay on the beautiful East China Normal University (ECNU) campus with a fellow CIEE student. There is a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor and a study lounge on the first floor. 

    Residence Halls with Chinese student roommate: Stay on the beautiful ECNU campus with a Chinese peer from ECNU. There is a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor and a study lounge on the first floor. Because Chinese roommates are required to speak only Chinese, this option is recommended for students who wish to live in a more intensive Chinese language environment.  

    Homestays: Stay with a Chinese host family just 15 to 45 minutes from campus, either on foot or via public transportation. You will have your own room in the host family apartment and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Host families speak only Chinese.

  • Meals

    Residence Halls: Meals are not included.

    Homestays: You will be invited to most family meals, but should budget for your own lunches, most weekend meals outside of the home, and for all meals on group field trips and individual travel.

Shanghai, China

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Shanghai

    A 10-minute walk from East China Normal University

  • B

    ECNU RESIDENCE HALL

    The residence hall is a ten-minute walk from the CIEE Shanghai class rooms and office, and within walking distance of the light rail and other public transportation options

  • C

    EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY

    Shanghai

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

As a CIEE Global Intern in Shanghai, you will be placed in an internship that is aligned with your professional and career goals. You will hold a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries, such as business, finance and the social sector. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of Shanghai and surrounding Chinese areas.

This semester-length program includes 6 weeks of academic coursework followed by an 8-week full-time internship and online academic seminar. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. All internships are offered in English. 

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes an 8-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar and one optional CIEE elective course.

  • Grading

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final exams. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • Academic Culture

    CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. The academic seminar is taught in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students participating in the Shanghai Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details. Additional visa restrictions may apply, and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

  • Program Requirements

    Upon completing the two electives during the first six-week block, students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. The two electives, the seminar, and the internship are all required components of the program. 

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 12-15 semester/18-22.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 6 semester/9 quarter credits; 30 seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours

Language of Instruction
English and/or Chinese

Requirements

  • Weeks 1 – 6  
    • 2 CIEE elective courses
  • Weeks 7 – 14  
    • INSH 3826 HYBR: Academic Internship in a Global Workplace
    • One additional CIEE elective course (optional)

Course Notes

  • All internships are offered in English.
  • Students should expect to spend 30-32 hours per week engaged in internship project work
  • Week 1-6 elective courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus program in Block I. Courses are listed under the “FALL 2019 BLOCK I CIEE COURSES” and “SPRING 2020 BLOCK I CIEE COURSES” sections below, respectively.
    • Students interested in a Chinese language course will take a Chinese language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • The optional Week 7-14 elective is listed under the “FALL 2019 CIEE COURSES” and “SPRING 2020 CIEE COURSES” sections below, respectively.
  • “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institutes.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Courses

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Spring 2020 CIEE Courses

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Academic Projects

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Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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Languages and Cultural Studies

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Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

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Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Shanghai community and culture, and the CIEE academic program
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2020 14 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 6, 2020 Apr 11, 2020
$12,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $8,883

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,500

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $550

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $150 ††

Personal expenses = $1,600

Total Estimated Costs = $5,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† on-site visa change is required for Internship participants

Fall 2020 14 weeks May 1, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Nov 21, 2020
$12,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $8,883

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,050

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $300 ††

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $300

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $4,300

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

†† required for students who receive a visa that does not last the duration of three blocks, or students participating in an internship.

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