Study Abroad Semester - CRCC Asia

CIP + University Semester Abroad


CRCC Asia is now offering a dual study and intern abroad semester-long program in China. CRCC Asia is partnering with Shanghai’s prestigious East China Normal University to offer a credit-based, 15-week Study and Intern Abroad Program.

The 15-week study and internship program centers upon building students’ Chinese business acumen and China knowledge as well as helping students establish personal and professional networks in China. In this program, students are given the unique opportunity to build their understanding of Chinese language and culture through ECNU’s impressive academics, participate in an internship tailored to their career aspirations, and spend 15 weeks immersing themselves into Chinese society.

This program is open to current students and recent graduates and is available for credit.  Official transcripts are provided upon the completion of the program and course content is carefully designed to meet the credit requirements of North American universities and colleges.  Students are required to take 4 courses during their stay for a total of 12 recommended credits. Customized Mandarin Chinese lessons tailored for CRCC Asia students will also be available at no extra cost to the student.

From Monday to Friday students participate in their carefully selected internship from 9 AM-12 PM and attend courses spanning a wide variety of academic fields from 1:30 PM-5:30 PM. The part-time internships allow students to gain international career experience in their chosen field and the chance to apply the skills and theorems learned through ECNU’s coursework. The program will also feature weekly events ranging from exciting cultural events such as a Chinese calligraphy class, to business networking events, including a monthly China Business Seminar.


We ensure that every aspect of your trip, from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities, is managed in a friendly and professional manner.


During your internship, you’ll stay in professional, quality, clean and modern serviced apartments with other CRCC Asia participants.

Pre-Departure & Visas

CRCC Asia will organize your Visa application through our regional offices and provide comprehensive support prior to your departure.

Arrival & Orientation

Upon your arrival, we will collect you at the airport, before providing a full day of seminars and presentations on the local culture.

Social & Cultural Events

On a regular basis CRCC Asia will arrange a variety of social and cultural activities for all program participants to help you experience the city in which you are interning.

Business & Networking

We understand the importance of networking, which is why we arrange a series of business seminars and networking events during your program.

Survival Chinese Lessons (China Programs Only)


We arrange weekly Chinese Mandarin lessons. Survival Chinese lessons are not included if participating in the Intensive Mandarin program.

Support Network

Our bilingual teams will be able to provide on-the-ground 24/7 support throughout your time abroad.

Alumni Network

Our 7,000+ strong network of program alumni is an excellent resource to connect with when you return home after the completion of your program.


As each of our programs work slightly differently some are only available in specific locations. This page outlines the location in China where our Study Abroad Semester is available.

Over the past century China has endured much political, social and economic upheaval, but has emerged from this turbulence to become the world’s fastest growing economic superpower. From the fall of the last imperial dynasty in 1911 to the economic ‘opening up’ in 1978, which sparked China’s meteoric global rise, the country has become the subject of significant global interest and investment.

China has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council as one of its founding members in 1945, and was accepted into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. It is clear that China has taken its place as a major international power both economically and politically.

Our Study Abroad Semester takes place in the following locations:


Shanghai is China’s most internationalized city and has become a global financial powerhouse. With cutting edge architecture and a strong expat community, Shanghai has grown into a truly global and progressive city. Students will be studying at East China Normal University’s Putuo Campus. Putuo is centrally located in the heart of Shanghai, giving students easy access to their internship sites and a prime location to explore the city.


These are the Prices for our CIP + University Semester Abroad. If you are interested in our other programs please visit the Our Programs page.

We take payment online through secure online gateways and PayPal (USA Only), or over the phone via debit/credit card.

The following table outlines current prices for our programs, excluding flights and insurance.

Program Fee

Programs in Shanghai

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months 4 Months 5 Months 6 Months
CIP + University Semester Abroad $8635USD

You can now pay your deposit for the CIP + University Semester Abroad Program in USD, GBP, EUR or AUS Dollars through our secure payment gateway on our Pay Now page or call your local regional CRCC Asia office to pay over the phone in your local currency now.

Program Deposit $500 €450 £400 $500

Please Note: If you choose to pay your final payment in any other currency apart from USD, please ensure you have spoken to a member of our sales team and have received the your final invoice quote.

Use the currency calculator below for an estimate of how much the CIP + University Semester Abroad Program costs in your local currency today.

Media & Testimonials

Don’t just take it from us – find out for yourself what people, organizations and institutions are all saying about CRCC Asia!


Over 150 previous program participants have submitted their own personal reflections on their time abroad. Read about their experiences first-hand to better understand our programs.

Intern Blogs

Each month over the past four years an intern on one of our internship programs is selected to blog about their experiences. Over 100 intern blogs have since been posted for you to review.

Photo Gallery

Separated into categories our gallery of photos are all submitted from our program participants, and provide a visual indication of what life abroad is like with CRCC Asia.

Media Coverage

CRCC Asia is regularly featured on a variety of leading international publications including the BBC, Sky News, The Guardian, USA Today and the Australian Business Review.

Alumni Success Stories

Since our program first began operating in 2006, we have had many alumni contact us with information of how their time abroad benefited their career afterward. Read more about these success stories.


This is the Application Procedure for our China Internship Program. If you are interested in our other programs please visit the Our Programs page.

Whilst we do try to review applications in accordance with the timeframe set out below, please note that during our peak seasons we may experience expected delays which can extend this process.

Procedure Steps

  • Apply
  • Review
  • Interview
  • Outcome
  • Confirmation

1. Apply

In order to begin your internship, you will need to submit an electronic application to our program. You can do this on our Apply page. Please familiarize yourself with our different programs before submitting your application.

Our programs run on a regular basis throughout the year. Please browse our Prices & Dates page for more details about our specific program start dates.

2. Review

Upon receiving your application, it will be reviewed by your nearest Regional Team who will initially assess your suitability for our programs. They will review your entire application, paying attention in particular to your CV/resume and answers to our long-form questions.

We find that applicants who spend time creating a comprehensive and well thought application will have substantially higher chances of succeeding with their application. We always recommend utilizing our Live Chat services if you do have any questions about our applicant requirements or criteria.

Note: Please ensure your uploaded CV/resume is no more than two pages.

3. Interview

Those applicants who are successful at the application review stage will be invited for a telephone interview.

The interview will be 20-30 minutes long and your interview performance will be taken into consideration when determining the final outcome of your application. We will assess:

  • Your suitability for our program interning in China
  • Your relevant past working and voluntary experience
  • Your interest in China and the specific industry for which you applied

Your interview will usually be conducted by a member of our Regional Admissions Team who are trained to understand the key competencies a program intern needs to possess; you will be assessed for these skills as part of your telephone interview. This assessment will be conducted through a series of situational and evidence-based questions.

We recommend that applicants review their resume/CV carefully before their interview, as this document will be used as a base for questioning by your interviewer. You will receive an electronic copy of your application via email for reference, which will contain the specific resume/CV you sent through to CRCC Asia.

How to Prepare for my Telephone Interview

While CRCC Asia does not provide a comprehensive list of potential interview questions, we do have a number of key recommended external resources that we encourage applicants to review before their interview:

(Please note that CRCC Asia is not responsible for the content on these external websites, these pages are recommended at the time of writing)

The main purpose of our telephone interview is to determine your suitability for our program and the depth of your skills and experience.

4. Outcome

After your interview (normally a few working days) you’ll be informed of the outcome of your application to join our China Internship Program by email.

If you are successful with your application, you’ll receive an offer which will formally invite you to join the program and details how to confirm your place.

5. Confirmation

As places for our programs are understandably competitive, we ask that successful applicants confirm their place on the program by paying a deposit within one week of receiving their offer.

The remainder of your fee is then due one month after paying your deposit, or a minimum of six weeks before your departure date, whichever is sooner. Flexible payment options are available, please contact us for more information.

6. Welcome!

Once we have received your deposit, you will have formally joined the program, welcome to our China Internship Program!

After receiving your deposit payment, we’ll begin working on your placement, and formally welcome you to our program by providing you with our informative Welcome Pack, which provides more detailed information about your program in China.

Next step: After receiving your final payment, we confirm details of your placement around four to six weeks before your departure (please note this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons).

If you have any questions about this procedure please feel free to contact us for more information!

Please be aware that we are unable to inform you of the company at which you will be interning until we have received full payment.

For more information about this please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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