This summer, participate in the Shanghai Global Business Program, witnessing first-hand the evolution of one of the most important economies in the world!
As a student on the program, you will have the opportunity to study and intern in Shanghai, immersing yourself in the city the Chinese government has designated as a laboratory for its financial reform efforts. Already recognized as the world's second largest economy, China is positioning Shanghai at center stage of its efforts to engage the world.
What could be a better city in which to study the history and evolution of one of the world’s major economies?
A stunning 24-hour city of 23 million people that is considered one of Asia’s most important international business centers, Shanghai is also China's insurance and world cruise center and largest container port and global shipping hub, while also quickly evolving as the center of China's movie animation and fashion industries.
The CAPA Shanghai Global Business Program offers you the opportunity to enroll in a highly-focused summer program offering two academic courses with an internship option. Also included are CAPA's signature MyEducation activities that introduce you to social and cultural activities designed to further your connection to your fellow students as well as to the culture that surrounds the program.
This 6-week summer program includes housing at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), a weekly meal stipend, a transportation pass for the metro and buses, a full-day excursion to Suzhou and overnight weekend excursion to Hangzhou, and company visits.
A message from Colin Speakman, Director of China Programs
There has never been a more important time to learn about China, and the CAPA Shanghai Program has been designed to give you a very personal and exciting opportunity to understand just why.
This is an ideal time to learn about China!
While the world has been facing economic difficulties, China has achieved a remarkable 36 years of near double digit growth. Shanghai is its economic capital and has become one of the most influential global mega-cities.
The Chinese government’s recent appointment of Shanghai as a free trade zone establishes it as a laboratory of opportunities for economic change.
Among the many reasons to study this summer in Shanghai are:
- It is a 24-hour mega-city with an east/west fusion
- It is a growing hub for the animation and fashion industries
- It is recognized as an important global business center
The CAPA Shanghai Global Business Program is designed for students wishing to study China in English, although a non-credit survival Mandarin course is offered as part of the MyEducation activities to help you learn the language required for you to navigate the city on your own.
The internship program in Shanghai, which can also be done in English, allows you to add a cultural and professional development dimension to your study of China.
The CAPA Shanghai team is looking forward to welcoming you to Shanghai and giving you what will truly be a life-changing experience.
See you soon!
Director of China Programs
CAPA International Education
During your time in Shanghai, you will live at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and have the chance to interact with students from around the world.
Founded in 1949, the same year as the People's Republic of China, SISU is one of China's "key universities for the 21st Century," offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.
The CAPA Shanghai Global Business Program is housed within SISU’s School of International Finance and Trade, located on the historic downtown campus opposite Luxun Park and Hongkou Stadium. The SISU campus is served by 2 metro lines and is an ideal location for international students.
Students stay on campus in the international dormitory in double rooms, with separate study desks, a TV, internet router, air-conditioning, and en-suite bathroom. Small kitchens are available on many floors, together with self-service laundry rooms. A weekly meal stipend is included and can be spent in the cafeteria and at nearby restaurants in the streets outside the campus.
Shanghai International Studies University
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Shanghai becomes your classroom through academic courses, experiential learning, and internship opportunities.
Click here to see our Shanghai courses. Course offerings are subject to change.
The CAPA Shanghai Global Business Program offers you the opportunity to study and intern in the economic and business capital of the world's second largest economy.
This six-week summer program includes two CAPA courses, International Business: Doing Business in China and Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Shanghai; a part-time (20 hours per week) internship and its supporting course, Learning through Internships; and MyEducation events that take students on visits to the city’s international businesses, cultural institutions, and diverse neighborhoods.
Each course is worth 3 credits, including the internship option. Students take a total of 6 credits. All coursework is delivered in English. Credits are issued through the State University of New York at Oswego.
Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus.
|Course Name||Course Number||Major(s)|
|SHGH URBS 3345/GLS100||Sociology, Geography, International Relations, History|
|SHGH BUSN 3388/MGT 469||Business, Economics|
|SHGH INTP 3347||Internship Course|
CAPA has an extensive network of internship sites available in Shanghai. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. Students are placed in sites 20 hours per week that best meet
their individual interests, abilities, and academic background. To learn about specific placements for your major, call a CAPA Student Admissions Counselor at 1-800-793-0334.
Internships are available in the following fields:
- Arts and Museum Management
- Business Administration
- Business English Education
- Fashion Merchandising
- Financial Research
- I.T. and Web Design
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Print and Web Media
- Public Relations
- Social Media Networking and Gaming
Starting an internship abroad with CAPA
Students participate in an interactive seminar to prepare for their internship experience. Group orientation exercises are used to examine issues of culture and integration, and focused individual sessions examine site-specific information. All internships are contingent upon a successful interview with the internship-host organization, which takes place after the student’s arrival and orientation. A seminar on interview techniques is presented prior to the interview.
Internship students participate in a seminar series entitled Learning through Internships. Faculty act as internship mentors to ensure that participants have academic guidance during their internships. Students produce papers, write reflective journals, and make oral presentations examining the real learning that occurs during their programs. Students produce a portfolio at the end of the internship that must meet clear academic criteria in order for the student to attain credit for the internship.
CAPA internships provide lasting results
Students are monitored throughout their internships to ensure that they are receiving appropriate training and guidance. At the end of each session, students evaluate their experience. These evaluations are shared with their home campus.
What is MyEducation?
MyEducation are fun social activities designed to help you explore and analyze Shanghai in ways that are relevant to your studies and personal interests, helping you to create connections between what you learn in the classroom and what you explore in the city.
Social in nature, MyEducation activities go beyond customary tourist attractions. Each activity looks at central themes such as Community and People, Government and Politics, and Diversity and Identity and provides students opportunities to make and build connections with other students, as well as with locals in Shanghai.
Students choose from a range of events including cultural festivals, guest lectures, and excursions, allowing you to choose something that speaks to you and your way of learning.
Shanghai's MyEducation events:
- Exploring the art scene in Tianzifang
- A walking tour of the former French Concession Area
- Visiting the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
- A guest lecture on Shanghai as an International Financial Center
- A visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
- Excursion to Suzhou and Hangzhou
Shanghai's MyEducation activities also include full day and over-night weekend excursions to China’s "paradises on earth" -Suzhou and Hangzhou.
Suzhou is an important high-tech IT business hub. Set alongside waterways, students take a canal boat ride as part of exploring this city. A visit to the beautiful Humble Administrator’s Garden and the extensive pedestrian shopping streets, in the downtown section, are also included.
Hangzhou is another economic powerhouse in the high-tech research and import/export industries. Home to the famous Oolong tea, students visit the Dragon Well tea plantation, enjoy a traditional tea house atmosphere at the West Lake (known as the most beautiful lake in China), and visit the Ling Yin Buddhist Temple, a leading center for research into Chinese Buddhist culture.
Whether you have questions or are ready to start an application, the CAPA Admissions Team is ready to help!
Submit your inquiry here or give us a call at 1-800-793-0334. Our Student Advisors can help answer any questions you have on our programs, explain the application process, and help you start preparing for an exciting study abroad experience.
Once you start an application, you will be introduced to a Student Admissions Counselor who will work with you throughout this process by tracking your application and ensuring you meet all deadlines.
CAPA’s online enrollment is easy-to-use and available to students applying directly through CAPA. However, if your home institution has a customized CAPA program, please enroll through your study abroad office.
Student Admissions Counselors:
|Kristin Vaccaro||Nicole Couturiaux|
Here are the steps for submitting your application:
- Fill out your online application
- Send CAPA the additional paper work to complete your application (see the application instructions)
- Once CAPA has received your full application, you will hear about your acceptance within 48 hours
- If you are accepted, you will receive instructions about how to secure your space on the program
The CAPA Admissions Team will walk you through how to personalize your CAPA program starting from the initial stages of filling out your application, advise you on how to apply for scholarships to help fund your experience, and provide information to help you budget for your program fees and personal expenses while abroad. CAPA is here to help every step of the way!
CAPA delivers academic excellence and a complete cultural experience at an affordable price.
CAPA Shanghai Global Business Program Summer Fee Inclusions:
The summer program is worth 6 credits - 3 credits for each content course. Credit comes from the State University of New York at Oswego, the School of Record in Shanghai.
Housing and Meals
You will live at the International Student Guest House at SISU. Each twin-bedded room has an en-suite bathroom and Internet access. The residence has laundry rooms on each floor and a small convenience store on the entrance level. Nearby on campus is a gymnasium, cafe, and dining hall. You will receive a weekly meal stipend to help cover the cost of meals.
Optional 3 credit-hour internships are available for all students in a variety of fields at no additional cost. There is no requirement to speak Chinese to participate in the 20 hours per week internship, making this a great opportunity for you to learn first-hand about the Chinese business and culture.
You will receive a pre-paid local transportation pass that provides access to the Shanghai metro and buses.
A guided full day excursion to Suzhou and an overnight weekend excursion to Hangzhou. Several company visits to complement in-class work are also included.
Social events including an arrival reception and a farewell ceremony.
Social in nature, MyEducation activities go beyond customary tourist attractions. These social co-curricular events are intentionally designed for you to explore and analyze Shanghai in ways that are relevant to your studies and personal interests.
All CAPA students receive medical, travel, and accident insurance.
CAPA Services and Support
The CAPA Shanghai team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24 hour emergency line for any urgent situations.