Shanghai, China

Summer Internship

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Information for term Summer Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 18, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 12, 2019 (7 weeks)*
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 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. 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.

  • Discover another side of China

    on a weekend field trip to Nanjing.

  • miles of tunnel and track in the metro system

    365
  • ex-pats living in the city

    170,000
  • cocktail shakers build the wall that greets visitors to el Coctel bar

    700

Location & Culture

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Shanghai is  a leading driver of China's trade and economic development, serving as a model city. 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.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Step back in time with a visit to the traditional water towns Zhujiajiao, noted for its narrow, cobbled lanes, stone bridges, canals, and rich history.
  • Choose a weekend away to learn more about cultures in different regions of China.
  • Destinations might include:
    • Historic Xi’an – Explore the ancient capital city at the western end of the Silk Road, and burial place of China’s first emperor.
    • Beijing – See the Forbidden City and the awesome Great Wall with a visit to the modern capital.
    • Huangshan – See majestic Yellow Mountain in southern Anhui Province, and visit Hongcun Village, where the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed.
  • Take trips to Sam’s Club Shanghai, IKEA Shanghai, or Shanghai 1933.
  • Stop by tea houses, museums, and local community centers to practice speaking Chinese with local people.
  • Try activities like Chinese cooking, calligraphy, or martial arts.

PROJECTS

  • Peer-to-peer tutoring. Meet with East China Normal University students for structured, one-on-one Chinese language tutorials for a minimum of one hour, twice weekly. Tutors are undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
  • Internship. The CIEE Internship course is composed of on-site work with a local business or NGO, an accompanying internship seminar, and one-on-one mentoring.

Internship

Study abroad students participating in the Organizational Internship course will be assigned to an internship project with a company in Shanghai. The internship sponsors, which vary each term depending on participating organizations and available positions, may include local Chinese companies and multinational companies, as well as international small- and medium-sized enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Course curriculum includes class introduction, placement interview, coached work, and final presentation to earn three academic credits. See the courses section for more detail. Students enrolling in the internship course/program are required by Chinese law to change his/her issued student visa to a “Residence Permit” once on site, in order to legally pursue an internship in China. The application process for a residence permit includes: approval from Chinese host institution, East China Normal University, a physical exam at a designated clinic in Shanghai, and a visa-change application to the Chinese authorities. Fees associated with this process are estimated to be $150 USD. Students pursuing the internship are responsible for paying this fee.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence Halls with CIEE roommate: Stay on the beautiful 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 Halls with Chinese student roommate: 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.  

     Homestays: Stay with a Chinese host family just  15 to 45 minutes from campus, either on 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 Halls: Meals are not included.

    Homestays: 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

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    CIEE SHANGHAI

    A 10-minute walk from East China Normal University.

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    ECNU RESIDENCE HALL

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

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    East China Normal University

    Shanghai

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What you need to know

The program details

The CIEE Internship course is composed of on-site work with a local business or NGO, an accompanying internship seminar, and one-on-one mentoring. In seminar sessions, you’ll be encouraged to share real issues impacting your host organization. Company visits will also provide additional opportunities to learn about local and multinational companies in Shanghai.

CIEE Shanghai. CIEE Shanghai is located along the bank of the Liwa River on East China Normal University’s downtown Putuo campus, known as the “Garden University” for its beautiful grounds.

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. Nationally known for its Chinese language and literature program, the university enrolls more than 29,000 full-time students, including 5,000 international students.

Classes are typically co-taught by head language instructors who introduce new content, and assistant language instructors who focus on accuracy and consistency of pronunciation through daily drills and exercises.

Courses are taught in English and Chinese.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are for CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Grades are based on daily homework and quizzes, written and oral tests, and written and oral midterm and final exams. The following grades are assigned: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Since language classes are small, with an average of five students and no more than ten, students should expect to participate regularly.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Previous college-level coursework in any of the following is recommended: economics, accounting, finance, management, communications, English, international business, or marketing.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

All students enroll in the CIEE Organizational Internship course and one CIEE Chinese language 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.

Summer 2018 Courses

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Study abroad students participating in the Organizational Internship course will be assigned to an internship project with a company in Shanghai. The internship sponsors, which vary each term depending on participating organizations and available positions, may include local Chinese companies and multinational companies, as well as international small- and medium-sized enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Course curriculum includes class introduction, placement interview, coached work, and final presentation to earn three academic credits. See the courses section for more detail.

Students enrolling in the internship program are required by Chinese law to change his/her issued student visa to a “Residence Permit” once on site, in order to legally pursue an internship in China. The application process for a residence permit includes: approval from Chinese host institution, East China Normal University, a physical exam at a designated clinic in Shanghai, and a visa-change application to the Chinese authorities. Fees associated with this process are estimated to be $150 USD. Students pursuing the internship are responsible for paying this fee.

COURSES

Summer 2017 Courses

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Study abroad students participating in the Organizational Internship course will be assigned to an internship project with a company in Shanghai. The internship sponsors, which vary each term depending on participating organizations and available positions, may include local Chinese companies and multinational companies, as well as international small- and medium-sized enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Course curriculum includes class introduction, placement interview, coached work, and final presentation to earn three academic credits. See the courses section for more detail.

Students enrolling in the internship course/program are required by Chinese law to change his/her issued student visa to a “Residence Permit” once on site, in order to legally pursue an internship in China. The application process for a residence permit includes: approval from Chinese host institution, East China Normal University, a physical exam at a designated clinic in Shanghai, and a visa-change application to the Chinese authorities. Fees associated with this process are estimated to be $150 USD. Students pursuing the internship are responsible for paying this fee.

Course Descriptions

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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
  • Two-day 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
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer 2018 8 weeks Jun 24, 2018 Aug 18, 2018
$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 = $4,071 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

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 = $75

Personal expenses = $675 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,400

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

*** 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

†† round-trip 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

Summer 2019 7 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 24, 2019* Aug 12, 2019*
$6,150
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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 = $4,371 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $6,150

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 = $970

International Airfare = $1,530 ††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $675 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,400

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

*** 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

†† round-trip 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

*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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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