Program Overview

Study in Shanghai, the home of China’s powerhouse economy. This ultra-modern metropolis draws the attention of business and finance students from across the globe. 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. Offering mainly business courses, the China Studies program is perfect for young business professionals on the rise.

Situated on the Central East coast of China, sits Shanghai, China’s most advanced and populous city. With a moderate climate, breathtaking cityscapes, booming international business, and plenty of exploration opportunities, Shanghai offers a perfect introduction into modern China’s way of life. While studying at Shanghai University you’ll be able to learn or improve your Mandarin skills while earning essential credits towards your degree!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Gain a competitive edge for your career by immersing yourself in Chinese business culture. Learn how their powerhouse economy was shaped while learning the language that is synonymous with international business.

Take weekend trips to nearby cities, historical sites, and landmarks like the Great Wall to enrich your understanding of Chinese history and culture. Try xiaolongbao and other Shanghainese cuisine along the Bund and explore trendy neighborhoods.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date. (Copy of your passport (photo page).
  • Financial statement
  • The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!  Students will be responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa

Location

Situated on the Central East coast of China, sits Shanghai, China’s most advanced and populous city. With a moderate climate, breathtaking cityscapes, booming international business, and plenty of exploration opportunities, Shanghai offers a perfect introduction into modern China’s way of life. Shanghai University is located in the heart of the city, in a suburban neighborhood with plenty of culinary, cultural, and natural attractions nearby. Among the futuristic sky-scrapers, historical temples, and art deco architecture, you’ll feel as though you’re living in a fantastical neo-noir movie set.

Housing

There are dormitory buildings exclusively for international students. All rooms are well furnished and equipped with TV, air-conditioner, internet. Each room will either be a single or double with one or two single beds, a desk, closet, air-conditioner and bathroom with a basin, western toilet and shower. On each floor of the buildings there is a shared kitchen and a laundry area with washing machines. The Residence Hall provides housing to students from all over the world. A variety of cafeterias provide delicious food, and supermarkets, convenience stores and open markets can be easily reached. Our staff member at each building provides 24-hour services for security and consultation. The laundry service is available at the laundry room.

Life in Shanghai

While studying at Shanghai University you’ll be able to learn or improve your Mandarin skills while earning essential credits towards your degree. You will find a great mix of local and international students at the University who you can expand your global network with!

The city of Shanghai offers a little bit of everything that a major global destination is typically attributed with. Transportation is robust throughout all of Shanghai with bus lines and high-speed trains so you can easily explore the full scope of the city’s historical and cultural landscape.

Support

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!

Academic

Academic credit and transcripts are issued by Shanghai University after the successful completion of your courses.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Students will be able to choose from 4-6 courses taught in English across a variety of fields in language, marketing, finance, economics, foreign relations, and more! A course will be arranged if a minimum of 10 students enroll. This applies to all courses.

CONTACT USCOURSE LOAD

What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 4-6 courses ranging from 3-5 credits each
  • Academic transcript from Shanghai University
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip transportation to Shanghai
  • Meals*
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in China (Shanghai University)
Cost: $12,600

Dates & Deadlines

Spring Semester 2024: March 11th – June 7th, 2024

Application Deadline: January 7th, 2024


Fall Semester 2024: September 2nd - December 4th, 2024

Application Deadline: May 31st , 2024


Spring Semester 2025: March 6th - June 3rd, 2025

Application Deadline: January 7th, 2025


Fall Semester 2025: September 1st - December 4th, 2025

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2025


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

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

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

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

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.

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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.

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How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

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 to study and explore like never before!