Living in Shanghai
With an active calendar of events, bustling people-filled streets and a longstanding history as a global hub, you’ll never be bored in a city like Shanghai. Invest in custom-tailored clothing at the South Bund Fabric Market. Explore the expansive food scene with your roommate and friends. See a show at Yuyintang, one of the oldest underground live music houses in China. Do as the locals do and unwind in the beautiful public parks. Make your own ranked list of the best xiaolongbao (steamed soup dumplings) in the city. Watch locals practice taiji (Chinese martial art form) at sunrise on the Bund. Got a free weekend? Hop on a high-speed train and explore the rest of the country. The possibilities are endless.
The program is located at Donghua University’s downtown campus, which means home base for the summer is right in the center of the city. The campus is vibrant—you’ll pass groups of students chatting on the green, playing pick-up basketball, or heading to an exhibit by one of China’s emerging artists.
Housing & Meals
You’ll share a share a room with a local roommate in Donghua University’s international student dormitory. For meals, take your pick of campus cafeterias, nearby noodle shops, or neighborhood restaurants.