Study + Internship in Shanghai

Available Sessions





2/19/19 - 6/1/19



Estimated Credits:

13 - 16


Apply by Closed Withdraw by 12/15/18

Internship Career Field(s)

Accounting, Anthropology, Arts, Business Management, Computer Services, Culture, Data Management, Economics, Education, Finance, Hospitality, Information Technology (IT), International Relations, Law, Marketing, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Political Science, Sales, Teaching, Tourism, Visual & Digital Arts, Visual Arts & Design


  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript - Unofficial


Foreign Language Proficiency:
All Levels
Course Prerequisites:
Some courses may have prerequisites.
Minimum GPA:
Course Prerequisites:
Students must have completed at least one semester of language at the college level.
1 year as a registered college student by the time of application

About the Program

Program Description

Where better to do an internship abroad than the global financial center of Shanghai? Incorporate a professional internship placement into your semester study program and give your future career a serious boost. Whether your career goals revolve around business, finance, tourism, or a different area, gaining pre-professional experience in Shanghai will give you a head start in the workforce after graduation. Develop an understanding of international relations through contact with the Chinese workforce and improve your Chinese language skills in this cutting edge, fast-paced metropolis. 

Program Structure

You’ll enroll in an internship seminar course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement, and choose 2-3 elective or language courses.

Your internship seminar meets for 30 contact hours, and you’ll spend 224 hours at your placement. Together, the seminar and internship placement are worth 4 credits. Elective courses meet for approximately 52 contact hours/3 credits per semester. Language courses meet for approximately 156 contact hours/6 credits per semester. You may earn 13-16 credits (up to 462 contact hours). 

Elective courses meet at various times, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.

We strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are selective; students who demonstrate both professionalism and commitment throughout the process are most successful in securing placements. 

The placement process involves three Skype or phone interviews: a screening interview with your site specialist, a job placement interview with your study center placement coordinator, and a final interview with your host site supervisor. The host site retains the final decision regarding placements, so it’s important that your interviews reflect your maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization. Upon successfully completing your study center placement coordinator interview, CEA guarantees you a placement based on the personal, professional, and cross-cultural goals reflected in your interview. All placements will be secured two weeks prior to arrival.  

Upon placement, you’ll automatically be enrolled in your internship course.  Prior to departure, you will be asked to also select your preferred courses. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Where You'll Study

Founded in the mid-1900s, East China Normal University is one of China’s most prestigious educational institutions. Known for a focus on internationalization, ECNU’s 30,000-strong student body hosts more than 3,500 students from around the world, creating a diverse, friendly setting for study abroad students.

Where You'll Stay

When you study abroad in Shanghai, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Studying Abroad in Shanghai with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, cultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Shanghai easy!

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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