Study Abroad in China

Programs Currently Suspended

Our Shanghai programs are currently suspended. We encourage you to consider other IES Abroad destinations that could fit your needs. Many students have found alternative options that—although unexpected—ended up being a perfect fit. 

What to Expect in China

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 stalls to splendid stores and restaurants—the possibilities are endless in China. 

Discover the magic of Shanghai through 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!

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Health & Safety

With 70 years of experience, we are proud to set the standard for health and safety in study abroad. Our Chicago-based and on-site staff are all highly trained and experienced in the matters of health, safety, and crisis management. We are here for you from predeparture to your return, and are ready to support you—no matter which time zone you’re in. We plan for "what ifs" so that you don’t have to. From international health insurance included in the cost of your program to highly-trained local staff who can connect you to English-speaking healthcare providers, we are working around the clock to ensure your health and safety while abroad.

Support You Can Expect to Receive on Our Programs

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CISI International Health Insurance

In the case you need to see a doctor or mental health professional.

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24/7 Emergency Support

Whether you encounter an issue while traveling or in your host city.

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Mandatory Cell Phone Policy

Receive any emergency updates from IES Abroad staff via call or text.

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Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information presented at orientation by on-site staff.

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TripTracker System

Allowing you to share independent travel plans.

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Crisis Drills

So that you feel prepared to respond to an emergency should one arise.


Apply for your passport today!

Getting your passport is a crucial step for studying abroad. With processing times taking longer than usual, consider this a gentle reminder to not procrastinate on getting or renewing your passport.

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The Student Experience

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Student Ambassadors

No one knows the IES Abroad experience better than a student who has lived it! From budget tips to housing experiences, our volunteer Ambassadors are here to share it all.

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