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 [...]
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From the towering skyscrapers to the quaint traditional back alleys, the colorful streets of Shanghai are full of Instagrammable spots. The many faces of Shanghai are difficult to portray through a single medium. Historically, many have tried to depict the beauty of China through traditional means - by creating music, painting and writing poetry... These art forms are undeniably powerful, but these days, none are quite as impactful and far-reaching as...Instagram (By the way, here's our Instagram profile.) Yes, you read right, Instagram. There probably isn’t a single other platform that better tackles the immensity of the task at hand - capturing [...]
Why everything during the Chinese new year is in the color red, the significance of the Spring festival, and why it triggers the largest migration of people across the globe. Long ago in ancient China, there was a tiny village that sat on the bank of a beautiful lake. Villagers enjoyed peaceful lives but dreaded the arrival of the new moon as the diminished moonlight awoke a horrible demon monster living deep in the lake. Afraid of the light, it came out once a year, wreaking havoc on the village, eating all its grain and taking all its children. This monster [...]
Hidden Shanghai Stories: Cities in their essence are the interweaving of aspirations, dreams, and memories. Its buildings, its parks, its statues, etc., are memorials of it’s past and present efforts. As such, cities are more than just a population of people but are in fact the stories of its people engraved into the landscape itself. Mass tourism, in this aspect, misses the essence of traveling and offers nothing more than a superficial visit of top tourist sites. Shanghai Summer School was made with a different vision in mind – one of the main aims of the school we like to call [...]