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Study Abroad in Shanghai, China with CEA

Experience Shanghai

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

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Shanghai Programs

Sessions Program Summary
Nutritional Sciences
CEA Shanghai Center
East China Normal University
  • Delve into the principles of nutrition while studying in country that feeds more than 20% of the world’s population
  • Gain an appreciation of the commonalities and diversities in cuisines and cultures
  • Understand the role of nutrients throughout the human life cycle
  • Program offered in partnership with the University of Arizona
Communication Studies
CEA Shanghai Center
East China Normal University
  • Study one of the most important elements of human interaction in a city that’s home 23 million+ people
  • Gain an understanding of the evolving challenges related to living in China's political and economic hub
  • Complete coursework related to your communications major
  • Program offered in partnership with the University of Arizona
East Asian Studies
CEA Shanghai Center
East China Normal University
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture by studying in Shanghai, a city where the ancient and modern are juxtaposed in daily life
  • Language courses allow you to engage with the local community and provide practical opportunities to practice conversational skills
  • Courses offered in conjunction with East China Normal University
  • Program offered in partnership with the University of Arizona
Global Studies
CEA Shanghai Center
East China Normal University
  • Explore the many dimensions of globalization through life in China’s largest and most modernized city, Shanghai
  • Meet your academic goals by building a course schedule from various disciplines, including Chinese Language & Culture, Communications, and East Asian Studies
  • Courses available in English
  • Program offered in partnership with the University of Arizona
Chinese Language Studies
Shanghai Normal University
  • Language courses available in Chinese
  • Intended for students focused on learning language at all levels
  • Acquire Chinese language skills while experiencing cultural immersion
Intensive Chinese Language & International Business
CEA Shanghai Center
  • Language courses intended for students at beginning and intermediate levels
  • Business and Cultural electives available in English
  • Courses provide dynamic cultural course related activities that enable close contact with Chinese culture