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Want to use international experience to build an amazing résumé? CET Shanghai students get to understand the rewards and challenges of working abroad. There are hundreds of placements available, and we help you find an organization that's the perf... read more
January 23, 2020 An Amazing Few Months In Shanghai
I had so many meaningful interactions with so many people. I had so many opportunities and so much time to see so much of Shanghai as well as other cities and areas. My language improved so much and I am so grateful for this experience. Sam Schulman - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Gaining Independence
I think the biggest gain from my experience abroad is independence. I grew to care less about what people thought of me, in other words gained confidence. Now I think I can work and live in almost any country and have the confidence to adapt and build meaningful relationships while there. Maya Iimura - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Shanghai, A Magical City
I improved my Chinese language ability and got to experience Chinese culture Rolonda Donelson - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review One Of The Best Decisions I Made In College
I made friends in China. improved my speaking ability. And really had a chance to meet people of different backgrounds. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Magical Life At "Magical City" Shanghai
It was definitely worthwhile. My language proficiency improved and gained internship experience. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Not only I improved my language skills but also I got to have a glimpse of what Chinese culture looks like. Furthermore, I got to appreciate the culture and atmosphere at my home university. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Pretty Interesting
I learned about cultures outside of the US and how to live with a local roommate. The cultural exchange was an interesting experience. I think this kind of experience would be more worthwhile to Americans who are completely foreign to eastern Asian culture, as opposed to someone like me who is an ABC and can "blend in" more easi... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Challenge Yourself In China
Improved language study and interaction with local Chinese culture Hin Hon W - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My chinese improved greatly. I learned how to work in a fast paced international office. It was extremely worth while. A student - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
Past Review Valuable
I gained new perspectives, language skills, and friendships. Yes. Jaqueline F - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Learned more about the culture. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to live in another culture very different from my own, become more independent, and how to live in a city. It was completely worthwhile. rose.goldich - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
Past Review Essential
My time abroad was a period of both intense academic and personal growth, and was extremely worthwhile. I would not have been able to achieve this level of growth at my University in the USA. A student - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
I learnt that I love being abroad and that I want to go back to China longer term. Jane - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Past Review Maybe It'll Be Better For You...
I know that I would have regretted not studying abroad, but it was not really what I expected. I definitely learned a lot about Chinese culture. China has a lot of cool places to visit, and I'm glad I got the opportunity to go. A student - Vassar College View Entire Review
Past Review Go Out And Experience The City
I improved my language skills and got international work experience. Anna - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review It Was Fun
Traveled Tyler N - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Great
I gained a sense of perspective. It was worthwhile for sure. Alice Nam - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Language skills, yes worthwhile Eric Goldberg - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I was able to get a professional training which is very important in my life right now. I was also able to travel and see parts of the country and culture that I would never had otherwise. Being on the program made me take risks and allowed me to learn many new things. My language improved as a resu... A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned more Chinese, learned about the culture, met my Chinese family, and interned in a chem lab A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Summer In Shanghai
I learned more about the Chinese language and culture. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Average
I've learned a new language and about a culture different from mine. It was worthwhile. quique.garduno.9 - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Becoming Chinese...A Full Take On Immersion
I gained different perspectives on how a person lives a life, what I can do with my major, and how I can live up to my university's model of "what start's here changes the world. Tyra S - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review An Exciting And Life Changing Taste Of China
Independence and international exposure. It was worth every second. Brandon S - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Want to use international experience to build an amazing résumé? CET Shanghai students get to understand the rewards and challenges of working abroad. There are hundreds of placements available, and we help you find an organization that's the perfect match for your interests and skills. You'll undertake coursework that provides an academic context for your internship and take Chinese language classes as well. Choose electives that meet a major requirement, like International Marketing, or one that's distinctly Chinese, like Contemporary Chinese Cinema. And if you're not interested in interning abroad, there's an option for that too. To round out your experience, life with a Chinese roommate provides the opportunity to engage with Chinese culture, and a big highlight of the program is a weekend trip to the Yangtze Delta. This program is open to students of all majors and all language levels.
- Expansive, long-standing network of internship placements
- Flexible curriculum: intern abroad or focus on electives
- Engaging and academically rigorous Chinese language classes
- Local Chinese roommates
- Out-of-classroom learning, assignments, and excursions
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Asian Studies
- East Asian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Chinese Language, Literature
- Design and Applied Arts
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CET Academic Programs Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant-eligible students. Award amounts range from $500 to $1,500 for in-person programs and $250 to $500 for virtual programs.
up to $1,500
Deadlines:Reviewed on a rolling basis until your program application deadline. Summer programs: March 1 Fall programs: May 1 Spring programs: November 1
Guidelines/Requirements:When you apply to a CET program, you receive access to the CET Scholarship applications. Apply for as many CET Scholarships as you like! Each application includes short answer questions and one essay whose prompt matches the spirit of the award. Scholarships that consider financial need also ask for current financial aid information.
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