Shanghai, China

Summer - Intensive Language

Study Abroad

At a glance


Campus Hotel, Homestay


8 to 10 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

Chinese, English

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Program Suspended for Summer 2023

Designed to help you acquire or improve Chinese language skills through intensive language instruction, an entire year of college-level Chinese is covered during this program. Small class sizes and one-on-one instruction with Chinese language faculty make this program perfect for vastly improving your language skills. You will study with IES Abroad Shanghai faculty and follow a Center-wide language pledge to maximize language learning. 

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Expand Your Understanding of China

Take a course about Chinese history, politics, and society.

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Travel to Beijing

Discover the magnificent monuments of China’s capital city.

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Opt for a Homestay

Our homestay families are eager to get to know you!

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Shanghai Will Be Your Classroom

Redefine the way you live and learn through our cultural activities.

Program Advisor

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Taylor Tillison

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

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Why Shanghai?

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of the largest city in China when you study abroad in Shanghai. In eight weeks, rapidly improve your language skills in the classroom and in your daily activities as you interact with Shanghai residents from all over China and around the world. The IES Abroad Shanghai summer program provides intensive beginner, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced level Chinese language courses.

Learn More About Shanghai

Get to Know Your New City

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Enjoy Local Festivals

Immerse yourself in Chinese customs and traditions.

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Go on a Huangpu River Night Cruise

Take a boat ride to see the city's architecture in all its glory!

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Visit Yuyuan Garden & City God Temple Bazaar

See the extensive Chinese garden with its classic architecture.

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Visit Shanghai Disneyland

Plan a trip to the famous Disney theme park!

The Student Experience

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Students sit with their host family with a table full of dumplings and drinks in a Shanghai homestay.
  • Campus Hotel
  • Homestay

Campus Hotel

Live in a double room with an IES Abroad roommate in the campus Hotel on Donghua University campus in west Shanghai. No meal plans are included, but the campus cafeteria provides various meals at an affordable cost.