CET Shanghai

Dynamic Shanghai

Shanghai offers you the opportunity to dig into China and have an international experience. Splurge on world-class fare or indulge at a century-old dumpling house. Meet like-minded expats exploring China or pick up some Shanghainese from lifelong locals.  Hop on a high-speed train and explore the rest of the country or stay in town and dance with seniors in the park. You’ll never be bored in a city like Shanghai.

Local Roommates

Your roommate is your instant local connection. Check out the indie music scene together. Pair up to join a sports team. Get a group together to unwind over hot pot and karaoke. Study together at a café. Explore the food scene or try group dancing in one of Shanghai’s gorgeous parks. Your roommate can show you where to order the best soup dumplings, or help you bargain at the pearl market.  What will your favorite roommate memory be?
A CET Shanghai student at their internship

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 organization. With 10+ years of internship placements in the books, 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 and launch your international career.

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Spring 02/13/2019 06/02/2019 16 Weeks 15 $15,890
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall 08/28/2019 12/15/2019 16 Weeks 15 $15,890
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $12,990 goes to tuition & fees, and $2,900 goes to housing and other related costs.

Spring or Fall

$15,890/ 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.

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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.  Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.

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. See note below about additional fees once on-site.

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? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. 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, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

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 $150 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.