June 8, 2023
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Study Abroad in Shanghai

Shanghai is a vibrant and bustling city located in the eastern region of China, and it is one of the country's largest and most populous cities. With a population of over 24 million people, Shanghai is an exciting destination for American college students seeking a study abroad program in Asia.

Shanghai is a city that is rich in history and culture, with numerous landmarks, museums, and galleries that showcase China's long and fascinating history. The iconic Bund waterfront is a popular attraction, with its beautiful colonial architecture and stunning views of the city skyline. Other must-see landmarks include the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the Shanghai Tower, which is the second-tallest building in the world.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Shanghai is also known for its incredible shopping and dining scenes. The city is home to numerous shopping malls, markets, and boutiques, offering a wide range of goods from designer fashion to traditional Chinese handicrafts. Shanghai is also a foodie's paradise, with a diverse range of cuisine that includes traditional Chinese dishes, as well as international options from all over the world.

Shanghai is generally considered a safe city for students, with low levels of crime and a friendly local community. However, it is still important for students to take common-sense precautions when studying abroad, such as being aware of their surroundings and avoiding traveling alone late at night. The city also has a strong public transportation system, making it easy for students to get around and explore.

Explore our comprehensive list of study abroad and internship programs in Shanghai, China. Our directory features university-level study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, and intensive language school programs designed specifically for American college and university students. We also provide pre-college and post-graduate study abroad options. We encourage you to browse through the student reviews, ratings scores, and compare programs to gain a better understanding of what other students have experienced during their education abroad.

Please keep in mind that the number of American students studying in Shanghai varies annually, but it continues to be a popular destination for American college students seeking a distinctive study abroad opportunity in Asia. While the cost of living in Shanghai may be higher compared to other Chinese cities, students can still manage their budget by taking advantage of student discounts offered on attractions, transportation, and food.

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Study Abroad Reviews for WSU Faculty-Led China: Exploring China's Fashion Business, Culture & History
WSU Faculty-Led China: Exploring China's Fashion Business, Culture & History

Join this exciting intensive two week program exploring China's major cities Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing.  All instruction will be in English and will cover Chinese consum...

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Study Abroad Reviews for WSU Faculty-Led China: MBA in China
WSU Faculty-Led China: MBA in China

Join the Carson College of Business in its international experience component to the Pullman MBA program. This year the cohort will travel to China to experience business ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Le Cordon Bleu: Shanghai - Culinary Arts and Hospitality Programs
Le Cordon Bleu: Shanghai - Culinary Arts and Hospitality Programs

Known as “Oriental Paris”, Shanghai is one of the most vibrant cities in the world as well as a shopping and food paradise. Shaped by its exceptional historical background...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Travelnstudy: Internship Placements in Shanghai
Travelnstudy: Internship Placements in Shanghai

As the largest city in China, Shanghai is known as a commercial, financial, and economic powerhouse. There are few cities more spirited and fascinating, with people always...

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Study Abroad Reviews for The Intern Group: Shanghai Internship Placement Program
The Intern Group: Shanghai Internship Placement Program

Have you identified a career field that you're passionate about & the city of your dreams, but you don...

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Study Abroad Reviews for San Diego State University: China – Accounting in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute
San Diego State University: China – Accounting in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute

China is a growing area for US businesses, and US businesses send expatriates to China. How are these US expatriates taxed in the USA? What are ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Villanova University: China – MBA Studies in International Business, Hosted by the Asia Institute
Villanova University: China – MBA Studies in International Business, Hosted by the Asia Institute

This program for MBA students includes an introduction to Chinese business, culture, and society. Through team-taught courses and site visits in the Shanghai and Beijing a...

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Study Abroad Reviews for University of Texas at Austin: Internship: Shanghai
University of Texas at Austin: Internship: Shanghai

The Shanghai internship program offers full-time summer internship placements for all majors. Internships are customized to students skill sets, prior work experience, cur...

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Study Abroad Reviews for California Baptist University: Doing Business in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute
California Baptist University: Doing Business in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute

This coursed was designed to give participants a broad view of China, its cities and interior, its culture and customs and its economy, now the second largest in the world...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Baldwin Wallace University: MBA Doing Business in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute
Baldwin Wallace University: MBA Doing Business in China, Hosted by the Asia Institute

Students will learn from leading company visits in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, while understanding the history and unique culture of China. The program will integrate...

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