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Traveling Makes You a Happier Person

2019-12-02T16:44:42+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 Person2019-12-02T16:44:42+00:00

3 steps to including your international summer school participation in your resumé.

2019-12-02T16:53:28+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, allows [...]

3 steps to including your international summer school participation in your resumé.2019-12-02T16:53:28+00:00

5 Reasons to attend summer exchange in Shanghai

2019-12-04T15:42:19+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 Shanghai2019-12-04T15:42:19+00:00

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

2019-11-25T17:51:26+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. Things to Take Note of before Going to Study Exchange in Shanghai Applying for your Study Exchange Visa – A bureaucratic pain, but [...]

8 Things to Take Note of before Going to Study Exchange in Shanghai (China)2019-11-25T17:51:26+00:00

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

2019-11-25T17:19:56+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 Tinh Khuong 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 China2019-11-25T17:19:56+00:00

Oumaima Jyetoukoum | Meet our Global Family

2019-11-25T16:52:02+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 Family2019-11-25T16:52:02+00:00

Why study abroad?

2019-11-13T20:47:24+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. As well, 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 tried [...]

Why study abroad?2019-11-13T20:47:24+00:00

Here’s to you Shanghai, stay amazing!

2019-11-13T19:55:28+00:00

Written by Luka Smajila, Shanghai Summer School 2018 Alumni I truly believe that spending four weeks in summer with Shanghai Summer School is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself this year. Let me tell you why. In life, one thing is for certain, and it is that change is the only constant. So there I was, scrolling through my Facebook feed last March. I stumbled upon an advertisement for a Shanghai Summer School presentation coming up. Being unsure about what I wanted to do with myself and with my life at that time, I thought "why [...]

Here’s to you Shanghai, stay amazing!2019-11-13T19:55:28+00:00

The Most Instagrammable Spots in Shanghai

2019-11-13T19:29:43+00:00

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.) The Most Instagrammable Spots in Shanghai Yes, you read right, Instagram. There probably isn’t a single other platform that better tackles the [...]

The Most Instagrammable Spots in Shanghai2019-11-13T19:29:43+00:00

8 Reasons Why You Should Apply for Shanghai Summer School

2019-11-13T19:10:04+00:00

There are countless reasons why you should spend this summer with us at Shanghai Summer School, but here are 8 of the best ones! Winter is about to be over, the days are getting longer and warmer, and everything is starting to buzz with life and activity. Already thinking about what to do for the upcoming summer? We might have just the thing for you.   Experience Shanghai, the city that doesn’t even sit down. The legendary Chinese metropolis of Shanghai is the most dynamic city on the planet and right now, it is the place to be. Amongst other superlatives [...]

8 Reasons Why You Should Apply for Shanghai Summer School2019-11-13T19:10:04+00:00