Study Abroad & Intern inShanghai


Make Shanghai Your Classroom

Study abroad and intern in this fast-paced global megacity. Shanghai offers something for everyone—go up high over the clouds at the Shanghai Tower (the world’s second tallest building), savor the flavors found in street food throughout the city, dance with the locals in People’s Square, and much more!

The CAPA Shanghai Center is hosted at East China Normal University (ECNU), a world-renowned research university known for its beautiful campus gardens.

Shanghai’s catapult into economic success has drawn a lot of attention from other countries, and now it is known as a global megacity. This means that there are a plethora of influences from all over the world that impact local business and tourism. While studying abroad in Shanghai, I saw and met people from all over the world such as Africa, India, the UK, Latin America, and Australia, to name a few.

Rashad Williams

Hampton University

Quick Facts:

  • 24 million inhabitants
  • Locals speak Shanghainese
  • Shanghai means "Upon-the-Sea"
  • Called "the city of experiment"
  • "Chicken of the fields" is not chicken!
  • 40% of residents are not born in Shanghai 

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Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Shanghai with our My Global City events: discover Shanghai’s SoHo full of craft shops and cafes, marvel at the architecture in the Old French Concession, or go people watching at Nanjing Road pedestrian street.


You’ll live at ECNU’s international dormitories. Enhance your Mandarin skills and opt to room with a Chinese student! Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.


Choose from a range of program options in Spring, Fall, and Summer, with courses covering just about any major.


During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume! Learn More

The experience of a lifetime awaits.

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CAPA's Shanghai Center

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CAPA's Shanghai Center

Colin Speakman

CAPA Shanghai Resident Director

If you are future-focused, would enjoy the challenge of living like a local among 25 million people in a mega city that is a mover and shaker in the areas of global economy, eco-friendly environmental development, innovation in health care and much more, then China's "City of Experiment" is for you. Join me as a long established "Western local" who loves helping American students truly engage with Shanghai and sharing the secrets of how to do it! See you here in “The Paris of the East”! 

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