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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

CAPA Shanghai
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   Quick Facts

  • Located at the center stage of China’s efforts to impact the global economy, the Shanghai Global Cities Program will give you multiple opportunities to view the city through various lenses, including socio-cultural, economic, political, corporate, and technical.
  • Enroll in elective/business courses and Mandarin language courses (three levels)
  • Internship Opportunities available!
    • Arrive 1 week early
    • Pay an additional fee

Location

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

Location Details

While the world has been facing economic difficulties, China has achieved a remarkable 36 years of near double digit growth. Shanghai is its economic capital and has become one of the most influential global mega-cities.

Among the many reasons to study in Shanghai are: 

  • It is a 24-hour mega-city with an east/west fusion
  • It is a growing hub for the animation and fashion industries
  • It is recognized as an important global business center 

The CAPA Shanghai program is housed at East China Normal University (ECNU) on the downtown campus, known as a “Garden University” for its beautiful campus scenes with gardens, canals, bridges, and lots of open space. In the Putuo District, the campus is centrally located, so you’ll enjoy walking to the many shops and restaurants in the area, or you can opt to spend time at Zhongshan Park –a beautiful place to relax. Additionally, two metro lines serve the campus, so you can easily access the rest of the city. CAPA will provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for travel within the metro area.

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Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Curriculum

During the Summer term, you will take 6 credits from the following areas: Mandarin language, business courses and CAPA’s Global City Shanghai course.  In addition, you can opt to do an internship along with the required Learning Through Internships (LTI) course –taught in a closed-group setting with other CAPA students.

Academic Opportunities

Course List and Syllabi (Scroll down to "Courses" section) Click here
Submit a CAPA Shanghai Syllabus for Evaluation Click here
Courses Previously Taken by ASU Students (may not be offered during your term of study) Click here
Internship  Will require an additional fee for residence permit.  To learn more, click here.

 

Course Levels, Credits & Grades

  CAPA Shanghai Program ASU
Course Levels 1000-2000 Lower division
3000-4000 Upper division
Credit  3 credits *  3 credits*
Grades CAPA programs follow U.S. grading and credit standards.  All credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record after completion of your program.  As courses are graded, not pass/fail, they will be factored into your ASU G.P.A.

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

Photo courtesy of CAPA

Housing

CAPA ECNU

CAPA ECNU

Program Housing

CAPA students reside in an international student residence located on the East China Normal University campus, giving you the chance to meet students from across the globe. You will live in double rooms that include an en-suite bathroom, Internet access, a TV, a small refrigerator, and a desk. There’s also access to laundry in the building.

If you cannot be accommodated in the residence hall, you will be placed in off-campus, hotel-style within a 20 minute commute from campus.

Bear in mind that the accommodation may not be as spacious as what you are accustomed to in the U.S., and storage space will be limited. Please pack appropriately.
 
CAPA will provide specific information about your housing approximately two weeks prior to departure. 

 

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Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in China, students will encounter a lack of support for people with visible and non-visible disabilities and they may encounter a lack of understanding and therefore support. Improvements have been made in public transportation, hotels and airport travel, but students with mobility disabilities may still encounter challenges with accessibility (especially in rural areas).

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in China, students do experience overt and covert racial discrimination, from staring and hair-touching to harboring prejudicial beliefs and derogatory comments. Despite these, most students report that they feel the statements are made without menace and are the product of myth and ignorance.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference  the Summer Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines

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This program is currently not accepting applications.