Shanghai, China

Summer Business + Culture

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Information for term Summer Business + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2021 (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, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2021 (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, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jul 13 – Aug 9, 2021 (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, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2021 (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, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 9, 2021 (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, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Aug 9, 2021 (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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Coronavirus Program Update

This program is not running in summer 2020. Please view a list of your alternative summer program options

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 Global Institute – Shanghai and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

  • 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 cultural sites in Shanghai.
  • Experience an acrobat show.
  • 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. 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 Global Institute - Shanghai

    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.

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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 Global Institute – 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.

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

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.

Language of Instruction

English and/or Chinese

Courses

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Course Information

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

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
  • MSI 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

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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jun 15, 2021*
Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jul 13, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

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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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