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Shanghai, China

Open Campus Block

Study Program Multi-Location Offering Part-Time Internship

Study here for a full term, or visit up to 2 additional locations within the same term. Use our program builder tool to discover your options!

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18 weeks

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12 weeks

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6 weeks

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6 weeks

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6 weeks

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18 weeks

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12 weeks

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6 weeks

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6 weeks

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38 weeks

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12 weeks

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18 weeks

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6 weeks

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6 weeks

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12 weeks

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6 weeks

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Overview

With a rich culture and a diverse population, Shanghai is a city that caters to all people and interests, whether it be the Chinese culture and tradition, the modern elements of a big city, the skyscrapers, or the heritage architecture. You will be able to experience Shanghai by exploring the city and immersing yourself in the local culture, and improving your Chinese language skills while taking courses from a wide range of subject areas.

BUILD YOUR STUDY ABROAD ADVENTURE 

Designed for students who require a flexible study abroad experience, CIEE's Open Campus Block program was thoughtfully structured to be completely customizable. Select one, two, or three six-week blocks per term at any CIEE Open Campus Block location.  

SAFETY AND SECURITY TRAVEL ADVISORY
As of March 2023, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory in Greater China. To learn more, visit our FAQs.

Unique Experiences

Get hands-on cultural experience

By learning Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, or mahjong.

Stroll the pedestrian mall on Nanjing Road

Shanghai’s most famous street and the epicenter of busy commercial life in the city – admire the quintessential Shanghai Skyline as you walk through The Bund, former home to many western banks and their striking facades.

Step back in time

With visits to traditional water towns like Wuzhen and Zhujiajiao.

24.3 M

population of Shanghai

396

subway stations on 19 subway lines

1,614 FT

height of Shanghai World Financial Center

Experience
  • smile together students shanghai
  • temple opening arc shanghai student group
  • yu gardens lanterns lit up

The Destination

Home to over 24 million people and known as a hub of commerce and finance, Shanghai is a city that has massively redeveloped over the last two decades. The new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Boasting the fastest-growing rapid transit system in the world, Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, 19 subway lines, and two of the world’s busiest airports. 21st century businesses are increasingly interconnected through complex technological, political, social, and financial systems.  

The CIEE Shanghai Center is located in the Zhongbei Campus of East China Normal University in the downtown Putuo area, with convenient transportation connecting to all of Shanghai’s major streets and landmarks.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Shanghai.

students visit silk factory suzhou china

Excursions & Activities

Ample activities and day trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and learn about the city’s historical heritage.  

Excursions can include:  

  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Preserved Water Town in Shanghai 
  • Excursions to other cities like Hangzhou or Nanjing
student with shanghai skyline

Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Teach at schools for children of migrant workers, mainly on the outskirts of the city. Get involved in volunteer programs in hospitals, parks, schools, after-school programs, and homes for the elderly. Work with local environmental groups to help maintain public parks and learn about cultural nuances in the process. Volunteer to coach sports and games to local youths.

    Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:

  • Internships: Internship opportunities are available as part of the study program in a variety of businesses and NGOs in both private and public organizations. 
  • Research: Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent and local fieldwork. 
  • Service-Learning: Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need. 

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Academics

Academics

Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Shanghai the entire time or spend other blocks at CIEE Center locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Singapore, Sydney, and Yucatán.

Students can choose from a variety of disciplines within seven different tracks: Art and Architecture; Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture; or STEM and Society.

CIEE Shanghai is centrally located and convenient to public transportation for exploring the city.  Content courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty drawn from a variety of higher education institutions in China and worldwide.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Program Credit

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
    • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Academic Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 90 service hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Each course is a full semester in content, covered in a six-week block, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from Shanghai when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Shanghai are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required for co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online with our learning management system, Canvas.  Some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English and/or Chinese

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations.
  • Use the Course Comparison Tools to compare classes offered across all Open Campus Block programs for each block:
  • Students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.
  • Many CIEE courses are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE” – open the syllabus to see the instruction location, if known.
  • Students who wish to complete an internship are required to apply for authorization to do an internship after arriving in China. As this process takes time, only students who will be in China for all three blocks are eligible to do an internship. Internships cannot be scheduled during Block I and due to internship host reluctance to take on interns for only 6 weeks, students should expect that their internship placement will be 10 to 12 weeks and will span Block II and Block III. The student is responsible for all associated application fees (approximately US$150). Please note that recipients of internship authorization are not allowed to leave and re-enter the mainland of China without obtaining a new visa.

Hybrid Courses
Some CIEE courses are offered in hybrid format to make them available at multiple program locations and increase your course choices. A hybrid class is taught synchronously in a classroom in one location, and students in the program at other CIEE locations join live online. All students have the same instructor and meet as one class. Co-curricular activities are tailored to each student’s location to promote local, experiential and intercultural learning for all. The Course Comparison Tool shows the location of instruction for all classes and from what program locations the course can be taken. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE”. Otherwise the courses are offered at the one indicated location only.

Academic Projects

  • Each Academic Project (Internship, Service-Learning, and Directed Independent Research) placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and secure placement. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory 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.
  • Students may add the non-credit “Survival Chinese” course to their course load during the on-site orientation.

Fall Block I 2024

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Fall Block II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Fall Block III 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring Block I 2024

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring Block II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring Block III 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring Block I 2025

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring Block II 2025

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring Block III 2025

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Spring Blocks I, II, III 2024 18 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,850
Program Spring Blocks I, II 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Spring Block I 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Spring Block II 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Spring Blocks II, III 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Spring Block III 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Fall Block I 2024 6 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Fall Blocks I, II, III 2024 18 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,850
Program Fall Blocks I, II 2024 12 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Fall Block II 2024 6 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Fall Blocks II, III 2024 12 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Fall Block III 2024 6 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program OC Academic Year 2024-2025 38 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring Blocks I, II 2025 12 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring Blocks I, II, III 2025 18 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring Block I 2025 6 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring Block II 2025 6 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring Blocks II, III 2025 12 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring Block III 2025 6 weeks Start Date End Date

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $14,137

Housing = $6,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $20,850

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 = $1,980

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $225

Books & Supplies = $30

Visa Fees = $185†††

Personal expenses = $570††††

Other = $45†††††

Total Costs = $4,335

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $9,187

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,320

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $20

Visa Fees = $185†††

Personal expenses = $380††††

Other = $30†††††

Total Costs = $3,385

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,237

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $660

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $10

Visa Fees = $185†††

Personal expenses = $190††††

Other = $15†††††

Total Costs = $2,435

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,237

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $660

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $10

Visa Fees = $185†††

Personal expenses = $190††††

Other = $15†††††

Total Costs = $2,435

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $9,187

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,320

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $20

Visa Fees = $185†††

Personal expenses = $380††††

Other = $30†††††

Total Costs = $3,385

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,237

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $660

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $10

Visa Fees = $185†††

Personal expenses = $190††††

Other = $15†††††

Total Costs = $2,435

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,237

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $660

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $10†††

Visa Fees = $185††††

Personal expenses = $190†††††

Other = $15††††††

Total Costs = $2,435

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††language books and area studies readers are free

††††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

†††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $14,137

Housing = $6,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $20,850

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 = $1,980

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $225

Books & Supplies = $30†††

Visa Fees = $185††††

Personal expenses = $570†††††

Other = $45††††††

Total Costs = $4,335

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††language books and area studies readers are free

††††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

†††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $9,187

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,320

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $20†††

Visa Fees = $185††††

Personal expenses = $380†††††

Other = $30††††††

Total Costs = $3,385

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††language books and area studies readers are free

††††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

†††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,237

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $660

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $10†††

Visa Fees = $185††††

Personal expenses = $190†††††

Other = $15††††††

Total Costs = $2,435

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††language books and area studies readers are free

††††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

†††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $9,187

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,320

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $20†††

Visa Fees = $185††††

Personal expenses = $380†††††

Other = $30††††††

Total Costs = $3,385

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††language books and area studies readers are free

††††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

†††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,237

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $219

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $660

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $10†††

Visa Fees = $185††††

Personal expenses = $190†††††

Other = $15††††††

Total Costs = $2,435

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

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††language books and area studies readers are free

††††For students who must change their student visa on site because of internship course or extend the duration to cover the whole semester, an additional $150 is required.

†††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††††Covid test to enter the US, if required

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Jia Ma

Interim Center Director

With over a decade of service at CIEE Shanghai, Jia Ma oversees the operations of the Shanghai center, providing a strong foundation for your experiences.

Juan Zhang

Student Life Director

Juan Zhang is responsible for all aspects of student service, student activity administration, internship programs.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

Start an Application
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

Request Info