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Aerial shot of skyscrapers and a view of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China.

Program at a Glance

CIEE, Shanghai

Country or area China
City Shanghai
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Internship
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Skyscrapers and high-speed transportation strike a balance with ancient cobbled streets and tea houses in Shanghai, a global economic hub. Build professional work experience interning with an organization on a project that matches your career goals. Many organizations welcome interns to technology, health or life sciences, communication, and social development projects. Expand your knowledge and skills through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and expert lectures. After work, view the cosmopolitan city from an observation deck above the clouds or on a riverboat tour.

Where you'll study

The CIEE study center is based at East China Normal University. The park-like campus has a river winding through it and traditional stone bridges that overlook lotus ponds. Public transportation, a short walk from the study center, whisks you to your internship site. Orientations, networking events, and meetings with internship supervisors are held at the study center and local organizations.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Take in Shanghai’s electric night views on the Huangpu River cruise</p>

Take in Shanghai’s electric night views on the Huangpu River cruise

<p>Explore the ancient cobbled water town of Zhujiajiao</p>

Explore the ancient cobbled water town of Zhujiajiao

<p>Visit tea houses and museums to immerse in Chinese history</p>

Visit tea houses and museums to immerse in Chinese history