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GLOBAL CITIES

SUMMER TERM IN SHANGHAI

Please note that we are not currently offering programs in Shanghai. Please contact us if you have any questions about our current program offerings, or view our list of 2021 programs.

Shanghai is an exhilarating, fast-growing, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 24 million people, 40% of those being foreign-born, Shanghai is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. You can enjoy both traditional and foreign cuisine at the many eateries in the city and take part in annual celebrations such as the Wuzhen International Theater Festival.

This six-week program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Shanghai has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6-9 credits.

 

Arrival: June 11, 2021
Departure: Departure; July 31, 2021
Program Fee: $6,345
Application Deadline March 18, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Shanghai Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Shanghai with our My Global City events: discover Shanghai’s hidden 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.
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live

You’ll live in off-campus housing within approximately a 30 minute commute from campus. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Take contextual courses taught in English or in Mandarin. Note: you are required to take a non-credit survival Mandarin course if you are not competent in the language.
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intern

During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

CAPA Shanghai Program Inclusions

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

Earn 6 credits per term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.) Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.

Housing

You will live in on-campus housing in an international dormitory or in off-campus, hotel-style housing depending on availability, within approximately a 30-minute commute from campus.

Local Transit Pass

A local transit pass for Shanghai metro and buses is included.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a full day excursion to Suzhou. Social events include an arrival reception at a traditional Chinese restaurant, and a farewell ceremony.

Intern & Volunteer

Earn 3 or 6 credits with an optional part-time or full-time internship in a variety of organizations in one of the world’s largest economies. Most internships are English-language placements. Mandarin-language placements are an option for students who meet the language fluency requirements.

My Global City

Some events may include: visiting a huge 3D scale model at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, discovering the art scene at Tianzifang Arts and Crafts, enjoying a delicious Sichuan hotpot dining experience, exploring the architecture in the Old French Concession, relaxing in an oasis of calm in the Yu Garden, taking in the enchanting multimedia display at the famous China Pavilion from the Shanghai World Expo, or visiting historic temples.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Shanghai. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.

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Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Shanghai. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.

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Summer Courses

Advanced Chinese (3 Credits)  

This course is designed for students who already have completed an intermediate level of Chinese language and can communicate in Mandarin about most daily topics without much difficulty. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment to master the strategy of communication and expression; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 3310

Elementary Chinese (3 Credits)  

This course, designed for students without previous knowledge of the Chinese language, will introduce the fundamentals of pronunciation, oral expression, reading, comprehension, and writing, with the greatest focus on spoken Mandarin. Students will develop basic Mandarin skills to communicate simple expressions in conversation with native speakers; skilfully use Pinyin; develop an understanding of elementary grammar and structures; and explore Chinese culture and society while learning the language, with opportunities to practice in class as well as in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 1110

Global Internship Course, Shanghai (3 Credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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SHGH INTP 3347

Global Internship Course, Shanghai (6 Credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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SHGH INTP 3348

Globalization and Urbanization  

This course will analyze China’s rapid urban transformation over the past six decades. Students will develop a critical understanding of China’s urbanization, social-spatial restructuring and the associated processes, forces, uniqueness, global impact, and complications, such as migration, citizenship and assimilation, urban land and housing issues, urban inequality and social discontent, and environmental issues; as well as assess the impact of socialist ideology, institutions, and globalization on Chinese urbanization.

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Intermediate Chinese (3 Credits)  

This course is designed for students who already have completed an elementary level of Chinese language and can have basic daily conversations in Mandarin. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment; deepen their ability to communicate on topics surrounding daily life; gain insight into the historical and contextual background of the language; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 2210

Managing Global Supply Chains  

This course will focus on issues within operations that are of relevance to a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will explore legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors in addition to specialized topics in supply chain management within a global environment; investigate various ways analytical methods, tools, and technology are used within supply chain management; evaluate key decision criteria for sourcing and outsourcing in the supply chain; and develop a strategy for sustainability in the supply chain.

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SHGH BUSN 3380

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