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Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai


The Right Internship for You

It’s not just about having any internship on your résumé, but having the right internship—one that works for both you and your host. This program is meticulous in how it matches student to internship. The possibilities are virtually limitless: business, media, STEM, history, law, education, sports, philanthropy, music. Come to Shanghai to launch your international career.
Shanghai overview_Photo by Katherine Lamb

Local Roommates

Your roommate is your instant local connection. Check out the indie music scene together. Pair up to join a sports team. Take a weekend trip to nearby Nanjing or Suzhou. Practice your Chinese. Your roommate can show you where to order the best noodles, or help you bargain at the pearl market. What will your favorite roommate memory be?
Shanghai overview_Photo by Amanda Lam

Cosmopolitan Shanghai

Shanghai’s energy and entrepreneurial spirit make it the perfect place to expand your horizons. Meet professionals. Make friends with your internship colleagues. Hop on a high speed train—you can be almost anywhere in the country in half a day. Then, use your skills and connections (and the CET China Alumni Job Board) to make your way back to Shanghai after graduation.

Ready to begin your experience abroad?Apply Now

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Spring 02/17/2016 06/05/2016 16 Weeks 16 $15,790
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall 08/31/2016 12/18/2016 16 Weeks 16 $15,790
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $12,890 goes to tuition & fees, and $2,900 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$15,790/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,750 for airfare and $1,350 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,450 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in the dormitory, and find you a local roommate, too.

Internship Support

We don’t land you an internship only to walk away. We make sure you’re well prepared for your job, and we stay in close touch with your host organization…all semester long.

Visa Support

We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You’ll need to do the legwork, but we pay the consular fees if you obtain your visa through the service we recommend.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Shanghai. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.



Need money? You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample (if applicable), one letter of recommendation and an application fee that is applied to the tuition balance upon acceptance. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students from any US college or university are welcome to apply.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from China, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

If you participate in an internship, you can also anticipate a $185 fee to change your visa to a resident permit after you arrive.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.