Shanghai, China

January Business + Culture

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Information for term January Business + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2017 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2018 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Known for its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess, Shanghai aims to become a worldwide financial and shipping hub by the year 2020. In this program, you’ll gain an appreciation of the business acumen that is moving the city towards global economic leadership. By the time you return home, you’ll have a deep understanding of education, business, and culture in the world’s second-largest economy.

Unique experiences

  • STUDY AT CIEE SHANGHAI

    located along the bank of the Liwa River on the downtown Putuo campus of East China Normal University (ECNU), known as the “Garden University” for its beautifully landscaped grounds.

  • REVIEW CASE STUDIES

    from successful Western and Asian firms in China like Apple, KFC, Toyota, Haier, and Alibaba and become familiar with the key characteristics and implications of China’s rapidly developing consumer culture.

  • SPEND A DAY AT THE BUND

    Shanghai’s standout landmark with colonial-era buildings lining the Huángpǔ River, historic architecture and an endless array of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels.

  • Cost to build Shanghai Disney theme park

    $5.5B
  • Height of Shanghai World Financial Center

    1,614ft
  • universities and colleges

    30

Location & Culture

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With a population of over 24 million people, Shanghai has seen massive development over the last two decades, and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. There’s no better place to study international business or economics than Shanghai. Through the January Business and Culture program, your coursework will be complemented with excursions to key cultural and historical sites.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Immerse yourself in Chinese culture by taking a class in Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, or mahjong.
  • Explore the city’s urban centers using Shanghai’s commercial high-speed Maglev train - the fastest-growing rapid transit system in the world.  
  • Take in an acrobatics show, jazz performance or a Chinese opera. Shanghai’s music and entertainment scene is vibrant!
  • Compare and contrast Chinese and U.S. business practices and culture.

PROJECTS

  • Volunteering.  CIEE resident staff can help you find volunteer projects through our established network of community partnerships. Choose from a variety of options, including teaching English at local schools or working with an NGO to support disabled people or marginalized social groups.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Campus Residence Hall: Most participants will stay in the Campus Residence Hall with a CIEE student, a five-story facility located on the East China Normal University (ECNU) campus that has a lobby with 24-hour security and laundry facilities. There is a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor. This option pairs CIEE students with other CIEE students. Students can also opt for a Chinese roommate and stay in the ECNU Campus Residence Halls. Chinese roommates are required to speak only Chinese, so this option is recommended for students who wish to live in a more intensive Chinese-language environment while remaining nearby other program participants.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included in this housing option and are the responsibility of the student. They are available in the campus cafeterias at a moderate price.

Shanghai, China

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE SHANGHAI

    is a 10-minute walk from the residence halls on the East China Normal University (ECNU) campus.

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What you need to know

The program details

The January Business and Culture program is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of China as it emerges to take a leading role in the global economy. The program is appropriate for students with a major or minor in economics, international business, business management, or marketing; or for Chinese or Asian studies majors with an interest in learning more about the business environment in China.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    All courses are for CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and examinations.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    CIEE classes are taught at the CIEE Study Center and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45

Students are required to take one course.

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.

January 2018 Courses

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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.

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation - an introduction to Chinese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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