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Study abroad in Shanghai and join over 26 million citizens who call Shanghai—the largest and most developed city in China—home.

A thoroughly modern city risen from a fishing village less than 100 years ago, Shanghai has been heavily influenced by Western business, culture, and architecture.

 If you're searching for a rapidly changing, dynamic city in which to study abroad, Shanghai is your destination. Learn the impact of such rapid modernization on local customs and the environment. You can practice your Chinese, study business in this bustling metropolis, do a full-time summer internship, and more through our four Shanghai study abroad programs.

Programs

Shanghai - Economy, Business & Society

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$15,950
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Shanghai - Engineering

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$15,950
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Shanghai Summer - Engineering

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$8,915
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Shanghai Summer - Intensive Language

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,250
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Shanghai Summer - Internship

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$5,815
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Shanghai Summer Direct Enrollment - Business in Asia

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$5,200
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Shanghai Summer – Engineering Internship

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None, although prior knowledge of the local language may lead to greater internship opportunities
Estimated Cost: 
$6,900
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Shanghai's Top Five

Enjoy Local Festivals

Immerse yourself in Chinese customs and traditions at the Lantern Festival in the spring semester or the Shanghai Tourism Festival in the fall.

Eat & Shop in Xintiandi

Explore Xintiandi’s North and South Blocks, where the past meets present in this chic shopping and dining district.

Go on a Huangpu River Night Cruise

Take a boat ride around the Bund to see the beauty of Shanghai architecture in all its glory!

Visit Yuyuan Garden & City God Temple Bazaar

See the extensive Chinese garden with its classic architecture, beautiful sculptures and carvings, then walk the photogenic Nine-Bend Bridge that connects the two to shop and dine at the Bazaar.

Visit Shanghai Disneyland

It is a small world after all! Plan a trip to the famous Disney theme park, filled with attractions you know and love, and new ones, too.

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