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Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai

Intern & Study

Conduct an internship.
Take electives.
Study Chinese language.
  • Internships + an internship course 
  • Electives taught in English 
  • Chinese language courses
  • Out-of-classroom learning 
16

Weeks

16

Recommended Credits

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Internships

Any internship can help build your résumé. But what separates a good experience from a great one is fit. With our local network, there’s no such thing as slotting you into an existing partnership. Even before you depart, we’re pounding the pavement to find a perfect match for your interests and skills. We check in with you (and your host) continually throughout the semester. The result? Our students love their internships. You will, too.

Endless Internship Possibilities

This program is known for its hundreds of internship opportunities, and these are just some of the sites where you might intern. The projects you complete at work are determined by your host.

  • American Consulate General
  • Council of American States in China
  • Coworker Youth Development Center
  • Daedalum Films DuPont Nutrition & Health
  • Edelman
  • Fudan University Department of History
  • Habitat for Humanity China
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PepsiCo
  • Power Station of Art
  • Shanghai Sikorsky Aircraft
  • SSO Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
  • TimeOut Shanghai
  • Tongji Biomimetic Design Lab
  • Xinshiji Primary School

Electives for Every Major

Fulfill your major requirements, or try something entirely new. Our electives, offered in English, are the perfect way to round out your semester. Take Foundations of Chinese Design: Fashion, Music and the Visual Arts and learn about the Shanghai jazz scene and the meaning of different architectural styles. Interested in business? Choose International Marketing or International Economics. Or enroll in Shanghai: Key to Modern China and visit cultural and historical sites across the city. What class will you be writing home about?

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Learn Chinese, Access the City

This program is the perfect balance of language learning and hands-on discovery. You’ll take 6 hours/week of Chinese with expert instructors. Between debates, one-on-one sessions, and team projects, your Chinese is sure to improve quickly. Then head out the door, where Chinese is your key to the city. Stroll through an art gallery. Buy a chop with your name engraved on it, or feiyue (martial arts shoes made in Shanghai since the 1920s) for friends back home. Chat with the fruit vendor as you pick up fresh pomelos and lychees. Who said practicing Chinese can’t be fun?

China After Graduation

This program is your chance to see if a career in China will work for you. Get to know your colleagues at work. Meet Chinese MBA students. Discuss your on-the-job experiences with peers in your internship course. And take every advantage of the much-used and much-loved CET China Alumni Job Board, to which you’ll have full access after you leave the program.

Curriculum & Syllabi

(Are you a Fall 2016 student? Your curriculum is here.)

Internship

If you choose to participate in an internship, you’ll work at your internship placement for at least 8 hours/week.

You also take this course:

SH151 Internship

3 credits for course + placement

Chinese Language

One Elective

You choose one of these courses:

SH230 The Chinese Economy
3 credits
SH240 Politics and Governance
3 credits
SH250 Shanghai: Key to Modern China?
3 credits
SH260 International Marketing
3 credits
SH270 Foundations of Chinese Design: Fashion, Music and the Visual Arts
3 credits
SH310 International Economics
3 credits

If you decide to opt out of an internship, you choose an additional elective.

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Advisory Board

CET maintains an advisory board of US-based scholars that provides guidance and expertise, and helps shape program development.

Dr. Rebecca Clothey

Drexel University

 Assistant Professor, School of Education, Case Study Advisor, Center for Public Policy

Dr. Ken Hammond

New Mexico State University

Professor of History

Dr. Scott Kennedy

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy

Dr. Nancy Riley

Bowdoin College

Professor of Sociology

Dr. Helen Schneider

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Yan Sun

Gettysburg College

Chairperson and Associate Professor of Art and Art History

Dr. Shu-Chin Tsui

Bowdoin College

Professor of Asian Studies and Cinema Studies