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How it Works

Change “one day” into “today.

Shanghai Summer School provides you with an experience on which you can build the rest of your life. A new language, new friends and a new perspective.


Leaving your comfort zone will be the best decision you have ever made.

Shanghai Summer School is set in a way that it represents an optimal balance between language learning, exploring Chinese culture, meeting and learning from successful entrepreneurs and discovering stories of everyday people. In the mornings, Shanghai Summer School participants will take classes in the Chinese Language, the most widely spoken First Language in the world. Afternoons will be devoted to business and cultural workshops. After which, participants will venture onto the streets of Shanghai to put to practice their freshly learned knowledge, and to discover the true essence of the city first hand.

Structure of Shanghai Summer School

Sunday, 15th of July 2018 – Sunday, 12th of August 2018

Room Check-in is on the 15th of July and Official Opening is on Monday, the 16th of July 2018.

The Official Closing Ceremony will be on Friday the 10th of August 2018, and we say goodbye on Sunday the 12th of August 2018.


Complete 1-month Shanghai Summer School experience:

  • Super Early bird – 1190€ (SOLD OUT)
  • Early Bird price  1290€ (SOLD OUT)
  • Regular price 1390€ (SOLD OUT) – 

For more details about terms of payment and the whole structure of Shanghai Summer School please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) tab.


Week 1

Chinese Lectures, Language Practise, Openinng ceremony, Orientation, Invited Lecturer, Cultural Workshop, Tai Chi Class

Week 2

Chinese Lectures, Language Practise, Night River Cruise, Visting Shanghai Tower (World’s 2nd tallest building), Cultural Workshop, Super League Football Match

Week 3

Chinese Lectures,  A day trip to Suzhou (Venice of the East), Business Lecture, Cooking class, Night Cycling Experience

Week 4

Chinese Lectures, Invited Lecturer, Corporate Visit, Final Exam


  • One month accommodation in double bedrooms of international students dorm of Donghua University
  • A welcome orientation of the university campus and the city-centre
  • Shanghai Summer School Starter Kit (SOS guide, Shanghai Summer School T-shirt, stickers and wristband, an online map)
  • Centrally located accommodation (for 28 nights)
  • Comprehensive Chinese Classes (total of 67 hours)
  • Completion certificate issued by Donghua University and Shanghai Summer School
  • Cultural workshops
  • Business workshops
  • Company visits
  • A day trip to Suzhou – “Venice of the East”
  • A visit to Shanghai Tower (the World’s 2nd tallest building)
  • Night Cruise on the Huangpu River
  • Superior nightlife experience (Guest list entrance, table reservations)
  • 24/7 assistance

Like any quality school, as long as you have at least 80% attendance at the lectures, everyone will get a chance at taking a Chinese Language exam at the end of the Summer School. Upon passing the exam, you obtain an internationally recognized certificate issued by Donghua University. The course is equivalent to 6 ECTS.

For more details, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) tab where we explained in detail about the whole structure of Summer School, Chinese lectures, terms of payment, insurance, visa, etc… 🙂




Donghua University is the perfect Shanghai Summer School partner. Its academic excellence combined with the international nature of its student campus make it ideal for a truly global experience. Donghua was one of the first in China to open its doors to foreign students. Today, more than 20,000 students live and study on its central Yanan Road campus in the city centre. It excels in many fields .but is a true leader in space-related textile technology. Donghua University had a part to play in the design of a spacesuit for the Chinese Space Program!


Shanghai Summer School is for the open-minded, and for those determined to make it count. It’s for the adventurous, for those in need of a fresh start and for those who already know what they are after.

Like Shanghai, our Global Family consists of a vastly diverse group of people. They have one thing in common though, they share the same incredible passion for life and want to live it to its fullest.


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Mohamed, Netherlands

My experience in Shanghai was just…amazing. The city is pulsating with energy 24/7. Only in Shanghai can you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam at 1 am in the morning on the way to the party. ‘Nuff said, the city truly never sleeps! Shanghai is the definition of work hard play hard!

Ruobin, Netherlands

Shanghai as a city of opportunities, where anything is possible. It gives you everything you need to succeed, though it’s on you to make the most out of it. My experience was amazing. I made a lot of new friends from all over the world and was also able to network, which will be useful for my business in the future. And of course not forgetting the local food. I loved it!

Still have questions? Check our FAQ.

Can’t make it to the information events? No worries. Feel free to drop us an email or send us a message on Facebook messenger if you have any queries, and we will attend to you soonest possible.

 Ready for an adventure that will change the way you see the world?
Programme of Shanghai Summer School 2019 will be announced on 1st of December.
Applications close on 31st of May. APPLY HERE