A thoroughly modern city risen from a fishing village less than 100 years ago, Shanghai has been heavily influenced by Western business, culture, and architecture. If you are searching for a rapidly changing, dynamic city to in which to study, Shanghai is your destination. Learn the impact of such rapid modernization on local customs and the environment. Practice your Chinese with some of the over 26 million citizens calling this—the largest and most developed city in China—home. Shanghai Summer - Internship Witness how globalization affects Shanghai, an economic and cultural hub of more than 18 million people, and develop a greater understanding of how the influence of China is increasingly affecting the world. Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in the competitive job market. Our unpaid, academic internships have placed Shanghai students at companies such as General Biologicals Corporation, Horizon FuelCell Technology, and UnicView Marketing Research & Consulting, while also showing students the sights and sounds of China. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You will be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you will work for at least 20 hours a week. You will also enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you will learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. You also can enroll in an optional 3-credit Chinese language course. With our dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you will find an internship that meets your goals. You will learn, and learn to stand out.
Set upon the edge of the Mediterranean Sea on the glamorous French Riviera, Nice beckons with its mild climate and clear skies. Whether you’re strolling along the famous palm-lined Promenade des Anglais to witness the sunset over the sea, or looking down from Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) at the sweeping panorama of this breathtaking city, Nice will enchant you. Enjoy all that Côte d'Azur has to offer while studying the culture and history of the French Mediterranean coast, improving your language skills (no experience required), and learning about business with other international students. You will take your language and area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center, accompanied by IPAG Business School courses. The IPAG Business School is located in the economic heart of Nice and offers many courses taught in English (only a few electives are taught in French).
As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, Beijing is a dynamic city reinventing itself for the 21st century. Beijingers remain proud of their traditions, their language, and a rich heritage that dates back centuries, making it the perfect place to study Chinese while learning about past, present, and future of China. Spend as much time as you can indulging in the rich culture of Beijing: explore the maze of hutong, shop the glitzy areas of Chaoyang, and wander through the majestic Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing - Language Intensive Beijing is considered the place to study Chinese in Chinaâ��it sets the standard pronunciation for the rest of the country. The people of Beijing are friendly and proud to be from this fascinating cityâ��what a perfect environment to study abroad and practice your Chinese. Our Language Intensive Program is for students who have already started their Chinese language studies and want to rapidly expand their knowledge of written and spoken Chinese. Features of the program include the strong Chinese language component and English-taught area studies courses that utilize Beijing to discover Chinese cultural and social issues. The program is based on the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Bei Wai) campus, one of the premier academic universities in Beijing. Grammar classes, small drill sessions, and hour-long private tutorials combine for an intensive study of Chinese four hours daily, four days a week. Beijing will be your classroom. Visit the most significant palace in Beijing, the Forbidden City, and learn about the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Enjoy local customs, tea tastings, and regional cuisine--like noodles and dumplings. You can also practice your language skills by going to local markets and bargaining with vendors for the best local deals. Everything you do will be part of your learning experience. We want you to feel at home in Beijing, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. With our introduction to Beijing during your orientation and our fun cultural events as a base, you will soon become familiar with the Beijing way of life. Take your study abroad experience one step further with an optional for-credit academic internship that can help you get professional experience while working on your communication skills.