Shanghai, China

Summer Business + Culture

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Information for term Summer Business + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jun 17, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jul 15 – Aug 11, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 11, 2019 (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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A Commercial giant. A financial and cultural hub. Home to the largest container port on Earth. There may be no better city to examine the rapidly changing nature of global business than Shanghai. 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.

  • 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

    23 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 23 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 sites in Shanghai.
  • Take in an acrobatic show.
  • Put on your chef hat and practice your skills at dumpling making.
  • Take free classes in Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, and mahjong.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Hotel-style dorm. During Session 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. During Sessions 2 and 3, 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 STUDY CENTER

    A 10-minute walk from East China Normal University.

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    EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY

    A 10-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.

  • 3

    INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE SERVICE CENTER.

    Shanghai

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What you need to know

The program details

The CIEE Study Center, located along the bank of the Liwa River on its downtown Putuo campus, is known as the “Garden University” for its beautiful grounds. It’s got beauty and brains — established in 1998, the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai is equipped to help participants gain 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 to Chinese or Asian Studies majors with an interest in learning more about the business environment in China.

East China Normal University. Established in 1951, ECNU is one of China’s key institutions of higher learning and the first to specialize in teacher education. The school is nationally known for its Chinese language and literature program, and the university enrolls more than 21,000 full-time undergraduate and post-graduate students on its two campuses, along with some 2,700 international students mostly from Korea and Japan.

Courses are taught in English. The optional language course is taught in Mandarin Chinese.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are for CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final 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 must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Recommended Credit

  • Total credit: 3-4 semester/4.5-6 quarter hours for one session
  • 6-7 semester/9-10.5 quarter hours for two sessions
  • 9-10 semester/13.5-15 quarter hours for three sessions.

Students take one course per session. Students may also take an optional, one-credit Communicative Chinese 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.

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, 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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Mandatory orientation – an introduction to Shanghai culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • 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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Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,921 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $325

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $38

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $125

Total Estimated Costs = $1,813

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

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$7,470
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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 = $5,691 **

Housing = $1,100

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $650

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $76

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $250

Total Estimated Costs = $2,326

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.

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2019 12 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$10,790
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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 = $8,461 **

Housing = $1,650

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $10,790

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 = $975

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $114

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $375

Total Estimated Costs = $2,839

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.

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,921 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $325

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $38

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $125

Total Estimated Costs = $1,813

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.

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

Summer Session II and III 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$7,470
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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 = $5,691 **

Housing = $1,100

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $650

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $76

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $250

Total Estimated Costs = $2,326

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.

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

Summer Session III 2019 4 weeks May 1, 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,921 **

Housing = $550

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $325

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $38

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $125

Total Estimated Costs = $1,813

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.

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

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