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6 Reasons to Visit Shanghai this Summer

2020-06-05T13:14:36+00:00

The city of Shanghai holds some of the best an international city can have to offer. While it is teeming with new life, modern culture, and expat communities, there is also an abundance of Chinese history, delectable traditional eats, and serene natural beauty to discover. If you are on the hunt for an ideal summer adventure, Shanghai may be the perfect place to get your fix, and may even be the perfect place to start learning Mandarin!  This summer is the perfect time to see the best of Shanghai and enjoy sweating through some incredible outdoor adventures, lazy days, and [...]

6 Reasons to Visit Shanghai this Summer2020-06-05T13:14:36+00:00

Things only students who attended Summer School in China will understand

2020-06-05T13:17:12+00:00

I think we can probably agree that choosing to study in China, be it for a summer school or a semester abroad, is quite a gutsy choice to make. Hardly comparable with other more mainstream study abroad options. I remember when I first went to Shanghai to study years ago. When I told a friend that I was going for a study exchange in Shanghai, he laughed and said, “Couldn’t you find somewhere more obscure?” Well, his reaction is unfortunately a common one, because most people know so little about China due to how distant it is in terms of [...]

Things only students who attended Summer School in China will understand2020-06-05T13:17:12+00:00

Traveling Makes You a Happier Person

2019-12-11T10:17:36+00:00

Traveling Makes You a Happier person:  When you think about spending your hard-earned money on traveling abroad, you might say to yourself, “I’m better off buying some shoes that will last me a long time”, but science says that it is actually quite the opposite.  We buy things to make us happy, but happiness lasts only for a short time as we quickly adapt to our new iPhone. Dr. Thomas Gilovich from Cornell University says that we buy things to make us happy, but the happiness lasts only for a short time as we quickly adapt to our new [...]

Traveling Makes You a Happier Person2019-12-11T10:17:36+00:00

Daniel Saldanha | Meet our Global Family

2020-01-27T13:36:10+00:00

This time we catch up with Daniel Saldanha from Porto, who joined Shanghai Summer School’s Global Family last year. For most of our participants, their time at Shanghai Summer School was the first time they’d visited China. Daniel, however, had visited China twice before and still found much to love about the city of Shanghai. Read on to see Shanghai Summer School from a slightly different perspective. 1. What was your reason for joining Shanghai Summer School? Was it an ambition to get a good grasp of the Chinese language or was it a desire to experience living [...]

Daniel Saldanha | Meet our Global Family2020-01-27T13:36:10+00:00

How to Include International Summer School Participation in CV

2020-04-22T07:31:52+00:00

While most students look forward to spending their summers by the beach or pool, summers can also be a great time to pursue personal growth and experiences. One way to do so is to attend a summer school abroad. In addition to making great summer memories, attending a summer school is also a great opportunity to develop soft-skills such as communicating in a foreign environment, problem-solving, and being adaptable to unusual situations. These days, more and more employers value the international experience gained during semesters abroad due to the belief that being abroad, especially for an extended period of time, [...]

How to Include International Summer School Participation in CV2020-04-22T07:31:52+00:00

5 Reasons to attend summer exchange in Shanghai

2019-12-15T09:54:26+00:00

In today’s interconnected world, it is crucial to understand the world on a global scale and one of the best ways to learn is to do a summer exchange program. From new languages to differences in cultural norms and expectations, having the ability to communicate thoughtfully with others has become a necessity and there is no better way to expose yourself to new cultures than by studying abroad in a thriving city like Shanghai. This is especially considering the fact that China is fast becoming the biggest player in the world’s economy, so if you can make it here you can [...]

5 Reasons to attend summer exchange in Shanghai2019-12-15T09:54:26+00:00

8 Things to Take Note of before Going to Study Exchange in Shanghai (China)

2019-12-23T11:08:13+00:00

Shanghai is China’s most developed and international city, which makes it a breeze to travel to…mostly. If you’re heading to Shanghai or China soon, be it for an study exchange semester, for summer school, work, or simply for a visit to find out what all the fuss regarding Shanghai is about, we recommend that you take note of the following points so as to make your experience as carefree and fun as it can possibly be. Applying for your Study Exchange Visa – A bureaucratic pain, but absolutely necessary Depending on where you’re from, what you’re in China for, or how [...]

8 Things to Take Note of before Going to Study Exchange in Shanghai (China)2019-12-23T11:08:13+00:00

11 Applications you’ll absolutely need if you study abroad in China

2019-12-10T20:25:39+00:00

In a world where you can hardly imagine life without a phone, China is definitely the pinnacle of mobile technological development. In China, people can leave their homes without their wallets, but not without their phones. So if you’re planning to study abroad in Shanghai or China in general, whether for summer school or an exchange program, here are some mobile applications we definitely recommend that you download to ease into life in China from the get-go. Photo by William Hook on Unsplash The Essential study abroad Apps WeChat – Chinese super-app a.k.a remote for life in China Without [...]

11 Applications you’ll absolutely need if you study abroad in China2019-12-10T20:25:39+00:00

Oumaima Jyetoukoum | Meet our Global Family

2020-01-27T13:37:17+00:00

Oumaima was a girl in search of a travel adventure, and she found it last summer at Shanghai Summer School. On top of being able to travel to and experience a completely different country, she learned to converse in basic Mandarin Chinese, and found herself in a traditional Chinese garden in Suzhou, strumming on her ukelele and singing along to Jessie J with her newfound friends from all over the world. This autumn, Oumaima will return to China, this time as an exchange student in Suzhou, and she couldn’t be more excited about it. Oumaima, how did you come across Shanghai [...]

Oumaima Jyetoukoum | Meet our Global Family2020-01-27T13:37:17+00:00

Why study abroad?

2020-05-20T14:26:14+00:00

We all know how eye-opening and amazing traveling can be, but it doesn’t quite give you all the benefits that studying abroad does. If you study abroad, you’re spending an extended time in one place with what will soon become a close-knit group of peers coming from all different backgrounds. While studying abroad you’re forced to create a routine for yourself in a foreign place and soon enough, you start living and breathing just like the locals, and these are only a few benefits of studying abroad. Benefits while studying abroad can be divided into different types of experiences, which we [...]

Why study abroad?2020-05-20T14:26:14+00:00