Any internship can help you build your résumé and gain practical experience. But what separates a good internship from a great internship is fit, so we start working with you before departure to find the right host organization for you. We also check in with you (and your host) continually throughout the semester. The result? Students in this program love their internships. You will, too.
You’ll choose an elective, taught in English. Electives in this program not only get rave reviews (the economics course is frequently cited by students as “the best course ever taken…anywhere”). They also make full use of Shanghai. Your history course might take you to a propaganda poster arts center. Your politics course might take you to see a panel of journalists debate the role of globalization.
Your Chinese language classes will be fast-paced…just like your progress. In addition to small group language classes, you’ll also have a biweekly one-on-one with a teacher—your chance to ask about the phrases that you heard at the office but didn’t understand. You can also get in extra language practice at the program’s zhongwen zhuozi (Chinese table), or on Fridays when your class goes out to lunch with your teacher to celebrate the end of the week.
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.
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:
3 credits for course + placement
You are placed into one of these courses:
CL101 Beginning Chinese
CL151 Advanced Beginning Chinese
CL201 Intermediate Chinese
CL261 Intermediate High Chinese
CL301 Pre-Advanced Chinese
CL401 Advanced Chinese
CL501 Advanced High Chinese
CET maintains an advisory board of US-based scholars that provides guidance and expertise, and helps shape program development.
Professor Emerita of History
Professor, School of Education, Case Study Advisor, Center for Public Policy
Professor of History
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director, Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business
Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of History
Associate Professor of Art and Art History
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Film Studies