CEA Study Abroad in Shanghai, China

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Program Description

Home to the offices of major international companies like Google, Microsoft, Cigna, Coca Cola, Nike, Motorola, Proctor and Gamble and more, China’s largest city of Shanghai is helping to shape the global economic scene. CEA’s Study Abroad programs in this "Gateway to the West" offer a unique opportunity for students to study alongside Chinese and other international students in a city that effectually combines future possibilities of a rapidly growing metropolis with historical reflections of the city’s ancient past. Hone your Mandarin skills, study Chinese culture, visit local businesses, landmark sites and monuments, attend guest lectures and activities, immerse yourself in student life and take advantage of the myriad of opportunities available to enrich your experience with CEA.

Available programs include:
• Accelerated Chinese Language & Culture
• Liberal Arts & Business
• Chinese Language Studies
• Intensive Chinese Language & International Business

Take classes at the CEA Shanghai Center and our partner institutions, East China Normal University and Shanghai Normal University. And, whatever Shanghai program you choose, CEA always offers internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities to further enrich your experience.


Live and study in Shanghai, a burgeoning city of 23 million diverse residents. As you earn credits toward your degree, you’ll also witness the making of China’s future in this exciting, hip and ultra-modern international melting pot.

• Get hands-on experience through CEA’s many volunteering and service opportunities
• Take classes at the CEA Shanghai Center (small, interactive classes) or immerse yourself in the Chinese culture at Shanghai Normal University
• Improve your Chinese language skills with Intensive language courses
• Integrate with local Chinese students
• Take classes in English or Chinese
• Explore China with excursions to Beijing, Lijiang and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Suzhou, Hangzhou and more

Gain hands-on experience through CEA internships, volunteering and service learning opportunities, and turn the city into your classroom through a range of cultural activities, excursions and real-world learning activities.

What`s Included

• Airport Reception
• Welcome & Orientation
• Tuition & Registration
• Shanghai CEA Staff Support
• Housing
• Excursions to Hangzhou, Mt. Huangshan and Nanjing and Suzhou
• Cultural Activities: visits to Chinese Kongfu or Taiji classes, traditional medicine clinics, Chinese calligraphy and painting appreciation classes and more
• Volunteer opportunities: work as an assistant in a local comfort group for autistic children, teach in a local English center for children, work as an operator at a local, private manufacturing company
• Social Activities: Karaoke with Chinese language instructors, laser tag with faculty, rock climbing with Chinese experts, Majiang games with locals at a teahouse
• Active learning: exclusive corporation visits to multi-national companies, company visits to local businesses, visits to unique Chinese sites, short-term jobs at local markets and schools
• Active Learning through in-and-out of class activities, tours, lectures and workshops
• CEA Office Amenities: printers, library, luggage storage and lockers, WiFi, equipment lending
• Student movie theater
• University Services: International student center, computer lab, cultural activities
• Transportation Pass
• Discounts for gym memberships
• Language tutorial
• Cell phone rental


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Program Locations

Shanghai, China

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CEA Study Abroad
  • China: Shanghai
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