Shanghai, China

Summer Business + Culture

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Information for term Summer Business + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Dates: May 16 – Jun 13, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Dates: Jun 13 – Jul 11, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 6, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Dates: May 16 – Jul 11, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Dates: Jun 13 – Aug 6, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Dates: May 16 – Aug 6, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Shanghai is a commercial giant, a financial and cultural hub, and home to the largest container port on Earth. Examine the rapidly changing nature of global business in Shanghai and prepare for a career in international business through exposure to core concepts, important theories, and case studies, as well as site visits to Chinese companies and discussions with leading practitioners. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Shanghai and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

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  • Deepen your knowledge

    in business and economics while broadening your understanding of international markets.

  • Compare and contrast

    differences between Chinese and U.S. business practices and culture.

  • Explore the role

    that China plays in the global marketplace.

  • residents

    24 M
  • miles of tunnel and track in the metro system

    365
  • ex-pats living in the city

    170,000

Location & Culture

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From its new financial district of Pudong, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, to its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess, Shanghai is sure to leave any visitor awe-struck. Join its population of 24 million in urban centers, on elevated light rails, or on the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and explore every inch of this dynamic city.

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Go on weekly visits to local markets, museums, temples, and other cultural sites in Shanghai.
  • Try traditional Chinese dumpling-making.
  • Take free extracurricular classes in Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, and mahjong.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Hotel-style dorm. 1) Stay at the International Exchange Service Center (IESC) with a CIEE roommate. Located next door to the CIEE Study Center, students stay in rooms with twin beds, one desk, one wardrobe,an ensuite bathroom, and laundry facilities. The dorm is also equipped with Wi-Fi and 24-hour security. Residence hall.
    Or 2) Stay in a residence hall located on the East China Normal University (ECNU) campus. Students have access to a common lobby, laundry facilities, a student computer room and study lounge on every other floor, and a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor. The residence hall is a 10-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, and is within walking distance to a light rail and other public transportation.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included.

Shanghai, China

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Shanghai

    On the downtown Putuo campus at East China Normal University.

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    EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY

    Downtown Putuo campus

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    INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE SERVICE CENTER.

    Shanghai

Academics

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Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions. The program is designed for students majoring or minoring 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.

Courses are focused on contemporary business issues affecting China and China’s current role as the world’s second largest economy. Company site visits allow students to apply theories learned in class and contextualize the country’s economic rise within China’s largest business hub. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Chinese Language course to improve their language skills. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

The CIEE Shanghai is located on East China Normal University (ECNU)’s downtown Putuo campus, and is known as the “Garden University” for its beautiful grounds by the Liwa River.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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.

Program Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
CIEE Communicative Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact 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

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from Shanghai when classes are in session.

Class Format

Classes taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular excursions. The class typically features a combination of traditional lecture, discussion, and co-curricular activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are assessed based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.

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

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Course Information

Course Notes
Students studying in Shanghai for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Chinese once.

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

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

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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:

  • 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2022 4 weeks Mar 1, 2022 May 16, 2022 Jun 13, 2022
$4,350
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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 = $3,094 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $4,350

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 = $300

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $15 †††

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,200 ††††

Other = $15 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,930

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

for students in residence halls should budget $150 for lunches

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

††† language books and area studies readers are free

†††† average cost

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

Summer Session I and II 2022 8 weeks Mar 1, 2022 May 16, 2022 Jul 11, 2022
$7,830
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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 = $6,024 **

Housing = $1,100

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $7,830

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 = $600

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $30 †††

Personal expenses = $300

Round trip airfare between locations = $2,400 ††††

Other = $15 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,845

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

for students in residence halls should budget $150 for lunches

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

††† language books and area studies readers are free

†††† average cost

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

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2022 12 weeks Mar 1, 2022 May 16, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
$11,310
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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 = $8,954 **

Housing = $1,650

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $11,310

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 = $900

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $45 †††

Personal expenses = $600

Round trip airfare between locations = $2,400 ††††

Other = $15 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $5,560

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

for students in residence halls should budget $150 for lunches

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

††† language books and area studies readers are free

†††† average cost

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

Summer Session II 2022 4 weeks Mar 1, 2022 Jun 13, 2022 Jul 11, 2022
$4,350
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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 = $3,094 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $4,350

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 = $300

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $15 †††

Personal expenses = $300

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,200 ††††

Other = $15 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,230

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

for students in residence halls should budget $150 for lunches

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

††† language books and area studies readers are free

†††† average cost

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

Summer Session II and III 2022 8 weeks Mar 1, 2022 Jun 13, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
$7,830
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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 = $6,024 **

Housing = $1,100

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $7,830

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 = $600

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $30 †††

Personal expenses = $600

Round trip airfare between locations = $2,400 ††††

Other = $15 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $5,145

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

for students in residence halls should budget $150 for lunches

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

††† language books and area studies readers are free

†††† average cost

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

Summer Session III 2022 4 weeks Mar 1, 2022 Jul 11, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
$4,350
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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 = $3,094 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $194

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $4,350

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 = $300

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $15 †††

Personal expenses = $300

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,200 ††††

Other = $15 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,230

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

for students in residence halls should budget $150 for lunches

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

††† language books and area studies readers are free

†††† average cost

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

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.

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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
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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