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