Shanghai, China

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built for you based on your academic focus and career goals. Every CIEE location offers a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Once you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process!

Shanghai is a commercial giant, a financial and cultural hub, and home to the largest container port on Earth. Translation: there’s no better place to expand your business knowledge from a global perspective. Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies, and the importance of skills like integrity and collaboration - while developing contacts that can help with future career opportunities.

Unique Experiences

  • Improve your Chinese

    Language proficiency and business vocabulary

  • Expand your network

    Alongside professionals at Chinese companies, multinationals, or NGOs

  • Explore the arts scene

    Trips to local galleries, museums, concerts, and theater performances

  • MILES OF TUNNEL AND TRACK IN THE METRO SYSTEM

    365
  • EXPATRIATES LIVING IN THE CITY

    170k
  • Foreign companies with operations located in Shanghai’s Pudong district

    2k

Location & Culture

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Shanghai is a model city and leading driver of China's trade and economic development. Today, with a population of 23 million, Shanghai is home to the world’s largest container port, some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth, and the world’s first commercially operated magnetic levitation transport system - the high-speed Maglev train - along with one of the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.

Excursions & Activities

  • Step back in time with a visit to a traditional water town, Zhujiajiao, noted for its narrow, cobbled lanes, stone bridges, canals, and rich history
  • Take trips to Sam’s Club Shanghai, IKEA Shanghai, or Shanghai 1933
  • Explore tea houses, museums, and local community centers to practice speaking Chinese with local people
  • Try Chinese cooking, calligraphy, or martial arts

Professional Development

  • Refine your resume and interviewing skills for the local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world of Shanghai through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Residence Hall with CIEE Student: Stay on the beautiful East China Normal University (ECNU) campus with a fellow CIEE student. There is a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor and a study lounge on the first floor. 

    Residence Hall with Chinese Student: Stay on the beautiful ECNU campus with a Chinese peer from ECNU. There is a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor and a study lounge on the first floor. Because Chinese roommates are required to speak only Chinese, this option is recommended for students who wish to live in a more intensive Chinese language environment.  

    Homestay: Stay with a Chinese host family just 15 to 45 minutes from campus by foot or via public transportation. You will have your own room in the host family apartment and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Host families speak only Chinese.

  • Meals

    Residence Hall: Meals are not included.

    Homestay: You will be invited to most family meals, but should budget for your own lunches, most weekend meals outside of the home, and for all meals on group field trips and individual travel.

Shanghai, China

Where You'll Study

  • A

    EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY

    A ten-minute walk from East China Normal University

  • B

    ECNU RESIDENCE HALL

    The residence hall is a ten-minute walk from CIEE Shanghai class rooms and office, and within walking distance of the light rail and other public transportation options.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

As a global intern in Shanghai, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Shanghai complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar. 

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course taught in an online learning environment for 6 semester/9 quarter credits.

  • Grading

    Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • Academic Culture

    Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

  • Program Requirements

    Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic seminar is mandatory for all participants.

  • Program Credit

    Total credit for the program is 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits.

Curriculum

Students participate in an online academic seminar taught alongside the full-time internship placement. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

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
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Chinese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2019 8 weeks Jun 17, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$5,850
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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 = $4,283

Housing = $1,100 **

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,850

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 = $970

International Airfare = $1,530 ††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $212

Personal expenses = $675 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,587

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.

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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

** includes breakfast and dinner during the week and some weekend meals for students in homestays; no meals are included for students in the residence halls

for students in residence halls; students placed in homestays only need to budget $470 for meals not included in the program fee

†† Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

††† Internship students must obtain a Residence Permit once on-site in China. The cost of this is between $140-$175 and will be paid by the student

 

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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