Shanghai, China

January in Shanghai

Marketing Management and Methods in East Asia and Emerging Markets
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Information for term January in Shanghai

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 23, 2019
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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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


    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.


    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.


    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

  • Height of Shanghai World Financial Center

  • universities and colleges


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.


  • 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.

Daily Life

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    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 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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    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 in Shanghai 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.


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    All courses are for CIEE students only.


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


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



    Overall GPA 2.5


    45 contact hours, 3 credits/4.5 quarter hours 

  • Program Requirements

    All students take the required course, Marketing Management and Methods in East Asia and Emerging Markets. 




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

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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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Fees & Housing

January 2019 Jan 2, 2019 Jan 23, 2019
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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 = $2,241 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $47

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $3,350

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 = $460

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $250

Total Estimated Costs = $1,860

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

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