Skip to main content

What to expect in China

Study in China and open your mind to an intriguing world. One of the most populous countries in the world, this strongly homogenous country will challenge you in many ways.

Spanning over 3 000 years, China is the world’s oldest civilization and offers an abundance of historic sites, from the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an to the splendor of the Great Wall of China. Beijing alone is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Traveling in China is affordable, easy and safe. Experience the many delicious Chinese dishes on offer as you explore this fascinating country, from hiking a section of the Great Wall to delighting in the antics of pandas in their natural habitat. With Mandarin Chinese being the second most spoken language in the world, learning the basics of this language from the accommodating locals will stand you in good stead.

Where do we operate programs in China

What type of programs can you do in China

STUDY ABROAD IN CHINA

Shift your world view by studying abroad in China. This vast and fascinating country will challenge your assumptions about the world and broaden your global perspective.

LEARN MORE

Our China Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

Study Abroad
China

Study in China (Shanghai University)

Study in Shanghai’s modern metropolis and immerse yourself in the language, culture and economy of China

Study in China (Shanghai University)

Scattered with multinational corporations and the largest stock exchange in China, Shanghai offers glimpses into the inner workings of a global economic force. Study at Shanghai University, which has been ranked in the top 100 universities in Asia.

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN CHINA

Here are some activities you might consider for your spare time in China:

  • Visit the Great Wall: Whether you choose the restored sections like Badaling or wilder parts like Jiankou, the Great Wall is a must-see.
  • Taste Local Cuisine: From Peking duck in Beijing to dim sum in Hong Kong, hot pot in Chongqing, and dumplings in Shanghai, the food is diverse and delicious.
  • Go to Temples & Monasteries: Visit sacred sites like the Lama Temple in Beijing or the Hanging Monastery in Datong.
  • Try Tea Tasting: Visit a traditional teahouse or tea markets like those in Hangzhou and Kunming.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

China FAQs

Where is China located?

China is located in East Asia and is the world’s third-largest country by area, bordered by 14 nations, more than any other country globally. To the north, it shares borders with Mongolia and Russia, and to the northeast, bordered by North Korea. To the west, it has borders with Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. To the south, China shares borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Vietnam. Additionally, China has a long eastern coastline along the Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and the South China Sea.

What is the capital of China?

The capital of China is Beijing.

What is the population of China?

China’s estimated population was over 1.4 billion people, making it the most populous country in the world. However, populations are continuously changing due to births, deaths, and other factors.

What is the currency in China?

The official currency of China is the Renminbi (RMB), often referred to as the Yuan. Its symbol is “¥” and its ISO code is “CNY”. The word “Renminbi” translates to “People’s Currency,” while “Yuan” is the unit of the currency, similar to “dollar” or “euro” in English. When doing business or discussing prices, people in China commonly use the term “Yuan.”

What kind of government does China have?

China is a one-party socialist republic led by the Communist Party of China (CPC). While there are other parties, they operate under the CPC’s leadership. The President is the head of state, and the Premier is the head of government, but major decisions are typically made by the Politburo Standing Committee, a top body within the CPC.

Recent blog posts

AfricaBlogStudy Abroad
April 12, 2024

How Do I Get a Summer Internship Abroad?

If you’re a high school student soon to graduate or a college student approaching summer break, you’ve probably been told…
BlogIntern AbroadTravel Tips
April 11, 2024

7 Best Places for Internships Abroad in 2024

You’ve been working hard on your studies and have your sights set on that dream job once you reach the…
BlogNews & Events
March 4, 2024

Culinary Arts Internship Q+A

We sat down with Maddie, who spent 9-weeks of her summer on a Culinary Arts Internship in Florence, Italy. Maddie…

How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!