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Differentiate your resume and get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in China’s language, lifestyle and culture.

Shanghai China

Shanghai, China

Destination Overview

API offers students an amazing opportunity to study abroad in China and experience traditional cultural elements while still being mindful of the context and realities of contemporary Chinese society. Our study abroad programs offer a variety of courses taught in English with Chinese and international students, in addition to courses in Chinese (Mandarin) language and history.

China presents a fascinating juxtaposition – it’s home to one of the world’s most ancient civilizations caught in the midst of some of the most rapid expansion of economy and infrastructure in history. The pace of development and change has grown exponentially over the course of three decades, and now cities like Shanghai are world-class centers of business, culture, finance, and trade.

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Cities in China with API Programs:

Shanghai China
Why Shanghai
  • International center for finance, culture, technology
  • Taste of European colonial history
  • Modern skyscrapers and architecture
  • Ancient Buddhist temples
  • Floating cities on Haungpu river
  • The opportunity to experience life in the biggest city in the world’s most populous country
  • Hub for easy travel around China and Asia
  • Fantastic shopping and dining

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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“Without API I definitely would not have been able to experience as much as I did. Our on site director went above and beyond with helping us to have the best experience possible.”

~API Shanghai student
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