Shanghai is China's largest city and financial capital. The city is one of contrast- you will find old temples scattered throughout the endless skyscrapers, inexpensive markets standing next to state-of-the-art shopping malls, and restaurants serving international cuisine sharing walls with local food spots. It is truly astounding how Shanghai can feel both cosmopolitan and fast-paced, as well as ancient and peaceful.
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What Our Students are Saying
"ISA will show you the way and make your stay memorable! Wo ai ISA!"
Amanda JChristopher Newport University
"ISA provided me with the opportunity to travel outside of the United States for the first time. I think everyone should have the opportunity to study abroad so that you can learn and live in a new culture. Having studied Mandarin before I went to China really allowed me to enjoy my time and appreciate the opportunity to practice my Chinese with just about everyone I came in contact with. ISA Shanghai allowed me to meet so many new people, many of which I believe will be my friends for a long time."
Joseph C. West Chester University
"Five months into my exchange I would still randomly stop while walking with a friend and say, "I am in China!" Thrilling, enriching and fulfilling experience. I fell in love with the language, the people and the culture; I fell in love with China, and ISA is who made this possible."
Leslie M. Texas A&M International University
"Studying in Shanghai, China was the best experience of my life. From eating goose feet to exploring the Forbidden City, the culture of China gave me a new perspective on how people live half a world away. At first, Mandarin seemed like an impossible challenge, but by the end of the trip I believe it was a manageable task. ISA prepared me well for the experience. Our ISA Resident Director was welcoming and professional throughout the duration of the program and the entire semester was worry free. Studying abroad is an incredible experience that should be considered by everyone."
Philip W. Texas State University- San Marcos
"ISA allowed me to have experiences I never would have had at my home university. I never would have thought I would have enjoyed studying abroad as much as I did, but it ended up being one of the greatest experiences I have ever had."
Ryan STexas A&M University - College Station
"Living and traveling in Shanghai was more fun and comfortable than I'd expected, and I appreciated the planning done by ISA in the background that helped me focus on adjusting to life in China."
Jesse PBerea College