International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Shanghai

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Beijing and Great Wall

Optional for some or all sessions
Beijing is the capital city of China and home to most of country's most significant historical monuments. Participants will see the major sites of Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Summer Palace to the Temple of Heaven, although one could spend months in Beijing and still not see all that... Read More


There is a Chinese idiom which states: Up above, we have paradise; down on earth, we have Suzhou and Hangzhou. Perhaps the most famous site in Hangzhou is the West Lake, which is a popular scenic vacation spot in China. The West Lake has been an important geographic icon throughout Chinese... Read More


Nanjing is one of China's ancient capitals and a historically important city. In addition to its historic significance, Nanjing has also seen incredibly fast economic growth, and is one of the most important business cities in China. Participants visiting Nanjing will be able to learn about all... Read More

Water Villages

Participants in the ISA Shanghai program will have the unique opportunity to visit one of China's famous Water Villages, also known as the "Venices of the East". There are vast canals and a unique water culture among these cities in the Jiangsu province, and their proximity to Shanghai means... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Xi'an is an ancient city, with a history that stretches back more than 3,000 years, and recent archaeological expeditions just outside the city have uncovered a 6,500 year old village. It has been the capital of nearly all of the major Chinese dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, and Han, and... Read More