Shanghai is China’s largest and most modernized city. With a population of 20 million people, it’s also the world’s fourth most densely populated city; pretty impressive for a place that was, until just a few decades ago, a small fishing village. Today, Shanghai is China’s financial capital and the “Gateway to the West.” When you study in Shanghai, you’ll experience globalization at every street corner, in neighborhood pockets, and in the city’s stunning skyline — underscoring exactly why Shanghai is the ideal setting in which to study abroad. Every day, Shanghai’s residents deal with issues such as access to resources, food security, social mobility, financial futures, global trade, and environmental protection, providing real-world context for students interested in Urban Design and Engineering, East Asian and Global Studies, Mass Communications, Business, and Social/Environmental/Public Health. This global city inspires both ambition and awe with its unique juxtaposition of traditional art, modern technology, and global power. (And nothing compares to the brilliant, colorful Shanghai skyline at night!)
- Choose between unique academic settings, including our CEA Shanghai Center, which offers small, interactive classes and is hosted on the campus of East China Normal University
- Choose innovative programs in Nutritional Sciences, East Asian Studies, Global Studies and Communications, developed in collaboration with the University of Arizona
- Immerse yourself in student life at Shanghai Normal University, our local partner institution
Experience first-hand China’s emergence as a global economic power in this vibrant, business-oriented city
- Take advantage of myriad opportunities to engage in Chinese culture through visits to local businesses and monuments, guest lectures, and activities that give you an up-close and personal look into Shanghai culture
Chat with an Admissions Counselor to learn more about studying abroad with CEA in Shanghai.