Shanghai

Shanghai
The Shanghai Experience

A global megacity of 24+ million people, Shanghai is dynamic, technologically advanced, and fast-paced. It's future-focused with a drive toward economic development and strong international trade. Shanghai is a port city with infectious energy and you can be at the center of it all!

The CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program: China on the World Stage is a one-of-a-kind opportunity if you’re looking to experience first-hand the evolution of the second most important economy in the world. CAPA Shanghai Students in Pudong, Shanghai

Located at center stage of China’s efforts to impact the global economy, the Shanghai Global Cities Program will give you multiple opportunities to view the city through various lenses, including socio-cultural, economic, political, corporate, and technical.

In the midst of this future-orientation, China remains steeped in ancient tradition and as a CAPA student you will discover ways in which its past is shaping its future. Truly, Shanghai is much more than meets the eye!  Come study and intern with CAPA and learn why.

 

  

Common Questions About the Shanghai Experience
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Why SHANGHAI?

A message from Colin Speakman, Director of China Programs 

 

Dear Students,

Colin Speakman

There has never been a more important time to learn about China, and the CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program has been designed to give you a very personal and exciting opportunity to understand just why.

This is an ideal time to learn about China!

While the world has been facing economic difficulties, China has achieved a remarkable 36 years of near double digit growth. Shanghai is its economic capital and has become one of the most influential global mega-cities. 

The Chinese government’s recent appointment of Shanghai as a free trade zone establishes it as a laboratory of opportunities for economic change. 

Among the many reasons to study in Shanghai are: 

  • It is a 24-hour mega-city with an east/west fusion
  • It is a growing hub for the animation and fashion industries
  • It is recognized as an important global business center 

The CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program is designed for students wishing to study China and the impact it has on the rest of the world. The internship program, which can be done in English, allows you to add a cultural and professional development dimension to your study of China. 

The CAPA Shanghai team is looking forward to welcoming you to Shanghai and giving you what will truly be a life-changing experience.  

See you soon!

Colin Speakman

Shanghai Resident Director
CAPA International Education

 

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Shanghai Program Location
During your time in Shanghai you’ll live and study at East China Normal University (ECNU), a world-renowned research university founded in 1951, that offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

The CAPA Shanghai program is housed at ECNU’s downtown campus, known as a “Garden University” for its beautiful campus scenes with gardens, canals, bridges, and lots of open space. In the Putuo District, the campus is centrally located, so you’ll enjoy walking to the many shops and restaurants in the area or you can opt to spend time at Zhongshan Park –a beautiful place to relax and watch the locals. Additionally, two metro lines serve the campus so you can easily access the rest of the city. CAPA will provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for travel within the metro area.

While at ECNU, you’ll have access to a variety of facilities and clubs for a nominal fee, including a gymnasium, badminton hall, table tennis hall, basketball hall, and swimming pool.

Housing
At ECNU, you’ll live in one of the on-campus international dormitories, giving you the chance to meet students from across the globe.

Spring and Fall Housing: During the Spring and Fall terms, you’ll live in double rooms, with two desks, Internet access, and air conditioning. There are communal bathrooms on every floor, and kitchens, common rooms, and laundry facilities in all buildings.

The CAPA Language Partner Program: If learning Mandarin is a priority for you, you can opt to live with a Chinese roommate. What a great way to improve your Mandarin skills!  

The CAPA Language Partner Program is available in Spring and Fall only. Additional fee applies. Contact a CAPA Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334 for more information.

Summer Housing: Summer housing is at another ECNU international dormitory. You’ll live in double rooms that include an en-suite bathroom, Internet access, a TV, a small refrigerator, and a desk. There’s also access to laundry in the building.

 

East China North University
PB, East China Normal University
3663 Zhongshan
Bei Lu
Shanghai
CHINA, 200062


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CAPA Shanghai location at ECNU 2

CAPA Shanghai location at ECNU



Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Academics in Shanghai

View Shanghai courses here. Course offerings are subject to change. Click here to download a PDF of all Shanghai course descriptions.

 

The CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program: China on the World Stage is an opportunity to experience first-hand the bustling business capital of the world's second largest economy. The program offers a variety of options for combining contextual courses, Mandarin language courses at three levels -- elementary, intermediate, and advanced -- and internship opportunities so you can choose the way you want to experience Shanghai! CAPA SHanghai ECNU Campus

Spring and Fall Offerings

During the Spring and Fall terms, the Shanghai program includes contextual courses taught in English and Mandarin language courses offered by ECNU. In addition, you can opt to do an internship along with the required Learning Through Internships (LTI) course –taught in a closed-group setting with other CAPA students.

Spring and Fall Program options with internship component:

Option 1: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course, intensive Mandarin language course (12 hours per week), and one optional contextual course in English.

Option 2: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course and three contextual courses in English.

Spring and Fall Program options with no internship:

Option 1: One intensive Mandarin language course (12 hours per week) and up to two contextual courses in English.

Option 2: Four contextual courses in English.

Summer Offerings CAPA SHanghai ECNU Campus2

During the Summer term, the Shanghai program includes Mandarin language courses and CAPA’s Global City Shanghai course. In addition, you can opt to do an internship along with the required Learning Through Internships (LTI) course –a CAPA closed-group class.

Summer Program options with internship component:

Option 1: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course and one Mandarin language course.  

Option 2: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course and the Global City Shanghai course.

Summer Program option with no internship:

One Mandarin language course and the Global City Shanghai course. 

All Summer courses are taught in a closed-group setting with other CAPA students.

Academic Credits

Spring and Fall: Each contextual course and all part-time internships are worth 3 credits. Intensive Mandarin language courses are worth 9 credits. You can take a total of 12-15 credits.

Summer: Each course and all part-time internships are worth 3 credits. You can take a total of 6 credits.

Credits are issued through the State University of New York at Oswego.

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus. Course offerings are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
SHGH CHIN 3311 Chinese Language
SHGH ECON 3368 Economics, Business
SHGH FILM 3316 Film, Film Studies
SHGH COMM 3350 Communications, Anthropology
SHGH CHIN 1110 Chinese Language
SHGH CHIN 1111 Chinese Language
SHGH URBS 3345/GLS100 Sociology, Geography, International Relations, History, Urban Studies
SHGH CHIN 2211 Chinese Language
SGHG BUSN 3379 Economics, Business
SHGH HIST/ANTH 2258 History, Anthropology
SHGH PSCI 2266 Political Science, History, International Relations, Global Studies
SHGH PHIL 2259 Philosophy
SHGH BUSN 2210 Marketing, Business
SHGH SOCY 3365 Sociology, History
SHGH INTP 3347 Internship Course

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus. Course offerings are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
SHGH CHIN 3311 Chinese Language
SHGH ECON 3368 Economics, Business
SHGH FILM 3316 Film, Film Studies
SHGH COMM 3350 Communications, Anthropology
SHGH CHIN 1110 Chinese Language
SHGH CHIN 1111 Chinese Language
SHGH URBS 3345/GLS100 Sociology, Geography, International Relations, History, Urban Studies
SHGH CHIN 2211 Chinese Language
SGHG BUSN 3379 Economics, Business
SHGH HIST/ANTH 2258 History, Anthropology
SHGH PSCI 2266 Political Science, History, International Relations, Global Studies
SHGH PHIL 2259 Philosophy
SHGH BUSN 2210 Marketing, Business
SHGH SOCY 3365 Sociology, History
SHGH INTP 3347 Internship Course

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
SHGH CHIN 3310 Chinese Language
SHGH CHIN 1110 Chinese Language
SHGH URBS 3345/GLS100 Sociology, Geography, International Relations, History, Urban Studies
SHGH CHIN 2210 Chinese Language
SHGH INTP 3347 Internship Course
Common Questions about Shanghai Academics
Meet the Shanghai Faculty
Academic Management
Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Internships in Shanghai

Shanghai is teeming with exciting opportunities and our program gives you the chance to enhance your learning experience through meaningful internship placements along with Mandarin language courses and/or contextual courses.CAPA Shanghai City View

We have an extensive network of internship sites in Shanghai. Placements are generally in English-language. However, Mandarin-language internships are also available if you’re a student who meets the CAPA language fluency requirement.

You will be placed in sites that best meet your individual interests, abilities, and academic background. All internships are on a part-time basis and require 15 hours per week for Spring and Fall and 20 hours per week for Summer.

Spring and Fall Options

Option 1: Part-time internship (15 hours per week) with required LTI course, intensive Mandarin language course, and optional one contextual course in English.

Option 2: Part-time internship (15 hours per week) with required LTI course and three contextual courses in English.

Summer Options

Option 1: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course and one Mandarin language course. 

Option 2: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course and the Global City Shanghai course.

Internships are available in the following fields:

  • Advertising
  • Arts and Museum Management  
  • Business Administration
  • Business English Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Financial Research
  • I.T. and Web Design
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • Marketing
  • Print and Web Media
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Networking and Gaming

Past CAPA students have interned at companies like Vandergeeten, a wine importer, and China Net Cloud, a technology provider.

Check out our internship page for more details on how the internship program works!

To learn about specific placements for your major, call a CAPA Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
MyEducation in Shanghai

What is MyEducation?

Picture walking through a maze of backstreets to find yourself in Shanghai’s SoHo (aka Tianzifang) or taking a bullet train to Beijing so that you can climb the Great Wall!CAPA Shanghai Students in Pudong, Shanghai

MyEducation events are fun, field study social activities designed to help you explore and analyze Shanghai in ways that are relevant to your studies and personal interests, helping you to create connections between what you learn in the classroom and what you explore in the city.  

MyEducation goes beyond customary tourist attractions. Events, activities and reflective sessions are identified and designed around the themes of Globalization, Urban Environments, Social Dynamics, and Diversity. They provide you with opportunities to make and build connections with other students, as well as with locals in Shanghai. 

We offer a range of events including cultural festivals, guest lectures, and excursions, allowing you to choose an activity that speaks to you and your way of learning. 

Shanghai's MyEducation events include:

  • Exploring the art scene in Tianzifang 
  • A walking tour of the former French Concession Area
  • Visiting the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
  • Attending a guest lecture on Shanghai as an International Financial Center
  • Visiting the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition HallCAPA Beijing Students at Summer Palace

MyEducation activities go beyond Shanghai, taking you to:

  • Beijing for a three-day excursion, during which you’ll visit the Summer Palace, climb the Great Wall, and explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Beijing Urban Planning Hall. Available Spring and Fall only.
  • Hangzhou for an overnight weekend excursion to the home of the famous Oolong tea, where you’ll visit the Dragon Well tea plantation, enjoy a traditional tea house atmosphere at the West Lake (known as the most beautiful lake in China), and contemplate the Ling Yin Buddhist Temple –a leading center for research into Chinese Buddhist culture. Available Spring and Fall only.
  • Suzhou on a full day excursion to China’s "paradises on earth." Suzhou is an important high-tech business hub set alongside waterways, where you’ll take a canal boat ride as part of exploring this city. You’ll also visit the beautiful Humble Administrator’s Garden and the extensive pedestrian shopping streets in downtown.

 



Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Next Steps

Whether you have questions or are ready to start an application, the CAPA Admissions Team is ready to help! 

Submit your inquiry online or give us a call at 1-800-793-0334. One of CAPA's Admissions Advisors can help answer any questions you have on our programs, explain the application process, and help you start preparing for an exciting study abroad experience. 

Admissions Advisors:

 Julia Campana     Nicole Couturiaux 

Once you start an application, your designated Admissions Advisor  will work with you throughout this process by tracking your application and ensuring you meet all deadlines. 

CAPA’s online enrollment is easy-to-use and available to students applying directly through CAPA. However, if your home institution has a customized CAPA program, please enroll through your study abroad office.

Here are the steps for submitting your application:

  1. Fill out your online application 
  2. Send CAPA the additional paper work to complete your application (see the application instructions) 
  3. Once CAPA has received your full application, you will hear about your acceptance within 48 hours
  4. If you are accepted, you will receive instructions about how to secure your space on the program

If you intend to do an internship abroad, check out these resources on writing a resume (CV) and cover letter or visit your school's Career Services Office.

The CAPA Admissions Team will walk you through how to personalize your CAPA program starting from the initial stages of filling out your application, advise you on how to apply for scholarships to help fund your experience, and provide information to help you budget for your program fees and personal expenses while abroad. CAPA is here to help every step of the way!

To learn more from students who have attended a CAPA program, visit the CAPA Ambassador and testimonials sections.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Shanghai Dates, Prices & Inclusions

CAPA delivers academic excellence and a complete cultural experience at an affordable price!CAPA Shanghai Residence at ECNU

Tuition
Spring and Fall: 12-15 credits.
Summer: 6 credits.

Housing
You will live at ECNU’s international dormitories. There is also an option to live with a Chinese student for an additional fee during the semester term.

Internship Placement
You can opt to do a part-time internship. Opportunities are available in a variety of fields.

Local Transportation
You’ll receive a pre-paid local transportation pass that provides access to the Shanghai metro and buses.

MyEducation Shanghai
Social in nature, MyEducation activities go beyond customary tourist attractions. These social co-curricular events are intentionally designed for you to explore and analyze Shanghai in ways that are relevant to your studies and personal interests. See the MyEducation section to learn more.

Excursions
Chance to experience Beijing and Hangzhou (Spring and Fall only), and Suzhou. See the MyEducation section to learn more.CAPA Shanghai ECNU Housing

Student Events
Social events include arrival reception and farewell ceremony.

Insurance
As a CAPA student, you’ll receive medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support
The CAPA Shanghai team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. You can also contact the 24-hour emergency line for any urgent situations.

 

Common Questions about Shanghai Dates & Pricing
Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.