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Program Location Shanghai, China
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31004
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2020 06/14/20 to 08/09/20
Summer 2020 05/17/20 to 08/09/20
Summer 2020 05/17/20 to 07/13/20

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources


This program is cancelled for summer 2020. Students are encouraged to consider the CIEE-Summer in Taipei, Taiwan, program instead.

There may be no better city in the world to examine the rapidly changing nature of global business than in Shanghai.  The Summer Business and Culture program provides students with vital insight into the causes behind and the challenges of China's rapid economic development and the country's emerging role on the world stage.

Participants will spend the summer engaged in a combination of coursework,  cultural activities and excursions. 

With a population of 23 million, Shanghai has seen massive development over the past two decades.  The various urban centers are connected by light rail lines and the fastest-growing public transportation system in the world.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.



There is no language prerequisite, though one semester of college-level coursework in Chinese studies is recommended.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0 - 3 Sem Chinese

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
Particpants choose between various combinations of Mandarin Chinese language courses and business courses.  The course load carries a total of 9 credit hours.


Students select one of three housing options:

  • campus residence hall with CIEE roommate;
  • campus residence hall with Chinese roommate;
  • Chinese host family.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The costs below are for two 4-week sessions. Students interested in participating in three session should speak with their study abroad advisor about the additional expenses and fees.

The program fee includes tuition, orientation, and excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2020

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$5,991.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Local Transportation$150.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$250.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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