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Undergraduate Global Immersion in China

Antai Global Summer School

Location: Shanghai, China

Term: Summer Session: June 29, 2014 - July 18, 2014

Objective: This program is a 3-week summer program with intense cultural immersion and education of business practices in Shanghai. The program has a diverse student body from top universities across the world with a variety of curriculum and extra-curriculum activities featuring lectures, case studies, company visits and cultural events.


  • Carlson undergraduate students
  • Classes will be a mix of international students

Academic Credit

  • 4 University of Minnesota credits


This program is open to Carlson students with sophomore standing with a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.


With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the world’s largest emerging economy. Since opening its economy to the world over 30 years ago, China has undergone a profound transformation, recently spurred by the award of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. With over 20 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City of God Temple, Yu Garden and the extensive Lujiazui skyline.

As the only business school in Mainland China triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, aims to develop the highest-level managerial talent, with fully international viewpoints and capabilities, and the ability to compete in the global economy. While focusing on academic research, Antai is also committed to serving national and international corporations and institutions, through leading-edge consulting and research. Antai strives to be recognized as a top economics and management college in Asia, and has also made being “research-oriented and internationalized” its institutional goal.


The Antai Global Summer School is made up of three components. The academic component includes academic sessions featuring highly-qualified faculty and team activities to hone leadership skills and communication abilities in addition to developing a solid foundation in business and management thinking. The corporate experience includes visits to leading companies in China and on-site talks. The Cultural and social activities introduce students to Chinese culture through excursions and events.

Housing and Food

Participants will be arranged to stay in the equivalent to a 3-star hotel on the campus of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, located in downtown Xujiahui area of Shanghai. Antai does not encourage participants to stay out of campus.

Cost Estimate

Program Fee: $1,800


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.

Application and Admission

To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.

The application priority deadline is February 1, 2014, with applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 31st.

Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

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We encourage students who may have constraints to consult with our Education Abroad advisors and read information available at Access Abroad.

Contact Information

Global Immersion
Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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