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Global Cities

SUMMER TERM IN SHANGHAI

Go Beyond!

Apply by December 15 and save $300 off of your program fee!

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 multi-cultural 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.

June 14, 2019
thru August 3, 2019
Program Fee: $5,995
Application Deadline March 29, 2019

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 a 30 minute commute from campus. 

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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

Internship opportunities are available in the Spring and Fall semesters only.

Learn More

I wanted to interact with locals and explore, but also wanted an investment for my future. The internship provided invaluable lessons while I also had ample opportunities to seek out adventure. Studying abroad will be one of the most valuable decisions you will make as a college student.

Jason Baxter

Arizona State University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 6 credits per term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.) Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
  • HousingYou will live in on-campus housing in an international dormitory or in off-campus, hotel-style housing depending on availability, within a 20-minute commute from campus.
  • Local Transit PassA local transit pass for Shanghai metro and buses.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include an arrival reception at a traditional Chinese restaurant, movie nights, calligraphy and paper-cutting sessions, and a farewell ceremony. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • InternshipEarn 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 CitySome events may include: visiting a huge 3-D scale model at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall; discovering the art scene at Tianzifang Arts and Crafts; enjoying a deli-cious 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.
  • ExcursionFull-day excursion to Suzhou.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

Courses

Advanced Chinese 3 Credit  

This course is designed for advanced Chinese language learners who can use mandarin to communicate with people about most daily topics without much difficulty. By taking this course, students will be able to continue developing their mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening and speaking in a collaborative learning environment. Authentic materials will be used in class from time to time. A variety of topics are covered to help students understand more about Chinese culture and society while learning the language. Tasks will be given both in and out of class to create opportunities for students to use the language in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 3310

Elementary Chinese 3 Credit  

This course is designed for elementary Chinese language learners who haven't learned Chinese before. By taking this course, students will be able to use simple expressions to communicate with native speakers in daily life. And they will grasp the pronunciation of Chinese, skillfully use Pinyin, and understand the basic grammar and structures in Chinese in a collaborative learning environment. Authentic materials will be used in class from time to time. A variety of topics are covered to help students understand more about Chinese culture and society while learning the language. Tasks will be given both in and out of class to create opportunities for students use the language in real life situations. In the semester, this course will meet three days a week for four hours in the morning for the first five weeks of the semester. If you wish to take Mandarin throughout the entire semester, we suggest taking the 6-credit option. In the summer, this course meets through the entire term.

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SHGH CHIN 1110

Global Internship Workshop, Shanghai 3 Credit  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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SHGH INTP 3347

Global Internship Workshop, Shanghai 6 Credit  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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SHGH INTP 3348

Globalization and Urbanization  

Today, the world is an urban place - more than half of the world's population lives in towns and cities. It is especially important to understand urban development in developing countries, where the great bulk of urban growth is now taking place. This course examines China's urbanization in the past six decades, including its processes, forces and problems. Since the second half of the 20th century, China has undergone unprecedented urban transformation that in turn is changing the landscape of this most populous country. This course introduces students to the recent literature on the immense urban transformation and offers a critical understanding of China's urbanization, social-spatial restructuring and urban problems.

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SHGH URBS 3345

Intermediate Chinese 3 Credit  

This course is designed for intermediate Chinese language learners who can use Mandarin to have basic daily conversations. By taking this course, students will be able to continue developing their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a collaborative learning environment. Authentic materials will be used in class from time to time. A variety of topics are covered to help students understand more about Chinese culture and society while learning the language. Tasks will be given both in and out of class to create opportunities for students to use the language in real life situations. All students will take a language placement test upon arrival to determine the appropriate level for them.

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SHGH CHIN 2210

Managing Global Supply Chains  

Supply chain management (SCM) is becoming more and more important for businesses as the scope to outsource globally increases. Companies now have to deal with emerging countries just beginning to compete in global markets.  A supply chain is the network of entities from the raw material supplier at one end, going through the plants, warehouses and distribution centres, to retailers, and sometimes the final customer, at the other end. Supply chain management is the integrated management of the flow and storage of materials, information and funds between the entities comprising the supply chain. The main objective of the supply chain is to create and enhance value as the product, in its intermediate or final form, progresses through the network. Supply chain management is by its very nature an international (global) discipline.

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SHGH BUSN 3380

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