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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Internship, Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Kelsey Gillett -
Program Description:
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The Program   |   Course & Internship Info   |   Language Partner   |   Housing and Meals   |   Program Inclusions   |   MyEducation   |   Q&A's   |   Talk to a CAPA Ambassador   |   Costs   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Applications


The Program
The CAPA Shanghai program is housed at East China Normal University's (ECNU) downtown campus, known as a “Garden University” for its beautiful campus scenes with gardens, canals, bridges, and lots of open space. In the Putuo District, the campus is centrally located, so you’ll enjoy walking to the many shops and restaurants in the area or you can opt to spend time at Zhongshan Park –a beautiful place to relax and watch the locals. Additionally, two metro lines serve the campus so you can easily access the rest of the city. CAPA will provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for travel within the metro area.

Course and Internship Information
The CAPA Shanghai program includes contextual courses taught in English and Mandarin language courses offered by ECNU. In addition, you can choose to do an internship along with the required Learning Through Internships (LTI) course – taught in a closed-group setting with other CAPA students. Below you will find more details on the options:

Courses WITH internship component:
Option 1: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course, an intensive Mandarin language course (12 hours per week), and one optional contextual course in English.
Option 2: Part-time internship (20 hours per week) with required LTI course and three contextual courses in English. (View course offerings on CAPA Shanghai page).
Courses ONLY
Option 1: One intensive Mandarin language course (12 hours per week) and up to two contextual courses in English.
Option 2: Four contextual courses in English.

To view courses and sample syllabi, please visit the CAPA Shanghai page and click on "Academics". Some of the internship placement fields include but are not limited to:

Advertising Arts & Museum Management Business Admin
Business English Education Fashion Merchandising Financial Research
IT and Web Design Hosp. and Tourism Management Marketing
Print and Web Media Public Relations Social Media Networking and Gaming

The Language Partner Program
If learning Mandarin is a priority for you, you can opt to live with a Chinese roommate. What a great way to improve your Mandarin skills!  The CAPA Language Partner Program is available in Spring and Fall only and an additional fee applies. For more information, please contact the Program Specialist (listed at top of brochure).

Housing and Meals
Participants will live right on ECNU's campus in one of its on-campus international dormitories. This gives students the opportunity to be immersed in campus life as well as meet students from across the globe. Participants will live in double rooms, with two desks, Internet access, and air conditioning. Like many US residence halls, there are communal bathrooms on every floor, kitchens, common rooms, and laundry facilities in all buildings.

Program Inclusions
Included in this program are:

Local Transportation
A pre-loaded transportation card for travel within the metro area.
Student Events
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
Trips to Beijing, Hanzhou, and Suzhou

MyEducation Program
MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Shanghai into your classroom.

Talk to a CAPA Ambassador
Click here to hear from our past program participants about the program.

Costs(budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date. 


Updated: 01/23/2017