Here’s what our community has to say about their Shanghai Summer School experience:
Carolina Palha de Araujo, Portugal
I had a great time at Shanghai Summer School this year. A month full of activities at a competitive price. A definite yes! Thank you for the experience.
Petra Vujković, Slovenia
If you want to combine travelling, learning a new language and wild nightlife, then Shanghai Summer School should be on your to-do list.
Shanghai Summer School is organized by a young team that strives to give you an unforgettable four weeks in Shanghai. They are well-organized and approachable for any questions you might have before and during the summer school. I would say that spending the summer 2018 with Shanghai Summer School was the best choice I made!
Xaver Haack, Germany
Best option for international students visiting China for the first time. Together with around 50 other students (mostly aged somewhere between 18-25), you live at the Donghua University campus, have Chinese lessons in the mornings and activities to discover Chinese culture in the afternoons. In the evenings, there are plenty of opportunities for partying (probably more than is good for you).
Being part of the Shanghai Summer School community helps you orientate yourself in Shanghai very quickly (concerning stuff like maps, VPN, metro card, useful apps…). The summer school team is very caring, and are around to help you out any time.
Sander Voogt, The Netherlands
This was the first summer school I applied to and it was great. I’ve made a lot of new friends from all over Europe. The activities were cool – like visiting the tallest building in Shanghai and cycling through the city at night. Also, the staff were nice. They know a lot about the city and give cool tips for things to visit.
I wish I had found this summer school earlier.
Ana Mandic, Croatia
I’ve heard that people cry after Shanghai Summer School is over. And then I tried this amazing experience myself and I have to say that it’s true – this was something special! So many special memories and so many new friends met and knowledge acquired!! Shanghai Summer School thank you for every second of it!!!
Martina Atanasova, Bulgaria
Amazing summer school for students who want to get out of their comfort zones, experience China and meet lots of awesome people. Great team, always professional and friendly! Highly recommend it!
Victor Goitia, Spain
Shanghai Summer School was a great experience. It has allowed me to learn about the Asian market and at the same time to have a great time and meet excellent people. I highly recommend this experience.
Monta Sīpola, Latvia
I see the same world through different eyes! It was one of the best experiences. No words will describe what we have seen! The team is amazing and you’re able to meet so many awesome people! I believe I’ve made friendships which are gonna last a lifetime! #cheesy
Definitely for those who are ready for an adventure!
Luka Smajila, Slovenia
One of the best ways you can spend 4 weeks in summer! It is organised by a young team who are constantly improving their program so that they bring you the best experience every time. The school itself is comprised of Chinese language lectures in the morning, and in the afternoon you can either explore the city or take part in many activities the organisers have prepared for you. Trust me, they are worth it! The organisers are very helpful and I can say that in my four weeks there, they gave us more than what we paid for. I met a lot of young, driven and ambitious people and am grateful to have had the pleasure to now call them my friends, the organising team included!
Thank you for everything and see you again soon!
Ruobing Zheng, The Netherlands
The most amazing thing about this summer school program can’t really be outlined in a website or brochure. All of the historical and mind-blowing destinations, locations, and attractions we visited were just backdrops to the real experience. To have the opportunity to go to Shanghai was a great learning and socializing experience for me. During these 4 weeks, I have met and made many international friends from all around the world. There were so many things to see in Shanghai. The food was great and cheap, I miss it already! So many beautiful girls and I fell in love with the nightlife in Shanghai. The parties were awesome!
The Chinese language classes were very fun to follow in the mornings. In the afternoons the organizers of this summer school program took us to explore the big city and its culture, and they were very friendly and helpful. I am very grateful to them for sharing their stories and experiences. The activities that they planned were very well organized, structured and most importantly fun. The city itself is the financial heart of China. There are so many international companies in Shanghai and so many business opportunities!
By spending a summer studying abroad in Shanghai, you can enjoy the many advantages of studying abroad without having to commit to a semester or year! Hopefully, one day I will be back in Shanghai.
Read an interview with Shanghai Summer School past participant Emiel from the Netherlands:
Good grades, great friends and family, and a job waiting after graduation. Emiel had everything going for him in life, or so it seemed. Despite all that, he felt caught in the net of the ordinary and wondered if that was all to his life. And then Shanghai called, and he answered. Read on to see why Shanghai stole Emiel’s heart