University of Oregon

CIEE: Summer Business and Culture in Shanghai

Program Overview

Commercial giant; financial and cultural hub; home to the largest container port on Earth—there may be no better city to examine the rapidly changing nature of global business than Shanghai.

This program is designed to enhance your knowledge of fundamental business and economic principles within a Chinese and international context. The program will help prepare you for a career in international business through balanced exposure to core concepts, important theories, and case studies, as well as through site visits to Chinese companies and discussions with leading practitioners.

In Shanghai you will deepen your business and economics knowledge while broadening your understanding of international markets, and the particular role that China plays in the global marketplace and compare and contrast differences between Chinese and U.S. business practice and culture.

You will have the option to study Mandarin Chinese as part of a Communicative Chinese course designed to give beginners a basis in this critical language.

You will develop an understanding of Chinese business and of its place in the global economy is a tremendous asset for any future business professional and take a closer look into the factors driving China’s emergence on the world stage with CIEE Shanghai.


For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit CIEE: Summer Business and Culture in Shanghai.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Affairs. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer II20173/01/2017mid-Junemid-July
Summer III20173/01/2017mid-Julymid-August

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.