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Study abroad in China and explore one of the world’s most ancient and sophisticated cultures, coexisting side-by-side with the cutting edge innovation of the future.

When it comes to internships and study abroad, China has something for everyone! From traditional Chinese opera to a world-class film industry, art museums to multimedia electronics, open air stall to splendid stores and restaurants—the possibilities are endless in China.

Discover the magic of Shanghai or Hong Kong through hands-on internships, immersive courses, and field trips while studying abroad in China. Get ready to experience China’s ancient culture and natural wonders through excursions outside the cities, as well.

Intern or study abroad in China and enjoy the experience of a lifetime with IES Abroad!

Hong Kong

Once a British colony and now Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is a fusion of cultures and languages and a hotspot for business and finance.

Our Programs

Hong Kong Summer - Internship

Hong Kong
,
China
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
Non-native English speakers will need to refer to Application Requirements
Estimated Cost: 
$8,100
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Top places to see in Hong Kong
  • Lantau Island

    Lantau Island, accessible by MTR or ferry from Hong Kong Island or Kowloon, is home to the Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Ride the Ngong Ping 360 gondola lift to get an aerial, panoramic view of all of Lantau, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea.

  • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

    Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, located in Sha Tin Disctrict of the East New Territories, actually contains around 13,000 buddha statues and is no longer a monastery, but a designated historic building. Regardless of exact numbers and titles, it's a sight (and site) to see!

  • Racecourses

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club, founded in 1884, operates nearly 700 races annually at its two courses—Happy Valley and Sha Tin.

Shanghai

Shanghai, China’s largest city, is a thoroughly modern city located in Eastern China.

Our Programs

Shanghai - Economy, Business & Society

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$16,270
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Shanghai - Engineering

Shanghai
,
China
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$16,270
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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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Top places to see in Shanghai
  • Jade Buddha Temple

    The serene Jade Buddha Temple was constructed in 1918. The Temple houses two statues of Buddha - Sitting Buddha and Recumbent Buddha. As the name implies, both statues are constructed out of jade and are painted with beautiful colors.

  • Yuyuan Garden

    This famous garden in Shanghai has been one of the most beautiful spots in city for more than 400 years. The Garden was constructed by Pan Yuduan to impress his parents, and it has impressed millions of visitors since then.

  • The Bund

    The Shanghai Bund, or "waterfront" is the international business area in Shaghai. Many buildings have stood here for decades and are built with gothic, baroque, romanesque, neo-gothic, and other styles of architecture. Visit the Bund at night for a spectacular view of Shanghai's skyline.

The Latest from China

Feb 21 3:05am
Shanghai

The Colors Of China

by Elena

I have been exploring this country and find it to be so beautiful and full of color. I want to see more and share what I have experienced with you all. I have been living in Shanghai and recently traveled to Chengdu, in Sichuan province (I will be having another post all about Chengdu soon), and I have officially fallen in love with this country. The people are so friendly and want to give help in any way they can.

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Feb 16 5:31am
Shanghai

Shanghai at a Glance

by Elena

This is my perspective of Shanghai from within the first week of me being here! I have already seen and done so much. I could go home right now and be satisfied with my experience. But, lucky me, I still have four more months! I came to China knowing zero mandarin and now after taking an intensive chinese course can get by with my language skills.

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Feb 4 3:35pm
Shanghai

Travel: It ain't always comfy, but it's always worth it.

by Jack

I’ve been quite a few places throughout my past 21 trips around the sun, and along with that, I’ve endured just about every flight and travel snafu that one can imagine. Lost luggage? Check. Pickpocketed? You got it. Boiling ramen water poured on your legs by an elderly Malaysian woman? Sadly. Lost boarding pass? Of course. Accidentally bringing your mom’s sewing scissors into the security check? Naturally. Oh, and missed flights? Every day and twice on Sunday.

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Jan 28 12:03pm
Shanghai

10 Reasons Shanghai Should Move Up on Your List of Study Abroad Locations

by IES Abroad

You may have heard studying abroad in Shanghai referred to as “non-traditional,” but with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, why go with traditional?

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Jan 16 4:56pm
Shanghai

Leaving for Shanghai

by Elena

So, I am leaving for Shanghai, China in two days. I have not started packing yet but have laid out all my clothes and belongings that I wish to bring with me. I cannot wait to leave! I grew up in a small town outside of San Francisco and currently go to school at Texas Christian University. It will be interesting to see the difference between California, Texas and Shanghai and compare the different lifestyles of each place.

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