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Shanghai, China Summer 2020 Program

Panorama of Shanghai, China

Important Update (3/6/20): Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the University has made the decision to not travel to Shanghai this summer. We are exploring offering the program online.  Please check this page frequently for important summer 2020 Shanghai program updates and to learn about alternative course options.  Questions can be emailed to

The summer Shanghai, China program provides credit-bearing summer courses, taught in English, to students during the summer months. Undergraduate students are typically enrolled in other U.S. universities during the academic year. Many use the summer session to keep their English language skills sharp and to catch-up on courses while visiting family in China. Others choose this opportunity to take classes while traveling the world.

To see what courses are being offered, take a look at our Course Schedule.
*These courses are considered Fitchburg State University courses and thereby carry Fitchburg State University credits. This program has been approved by our regional accrediting agency, New England Commission of Higher Education - (NECHE).

Shanghai is an international city that prides it’s self on its diversity and combination of both modern and traditional Chinese culture. It is one of the most populated cities in China with a population of over 23 million people.

Shanghai map

Shanghai is located on the east coast of China just south of the Yangtze River and is known for its many rivers and lakes. In fact, the Huangpu River winds through the downtown area of the city!

Shanghai City Street

For general information about the summer program, visit the AUIA School website.

For application information, program details, and a detailed schedule, please visit the program's page on the AUIA site.

Interested in Applying?

Students who are interested in being a part of the Shanghai, China summer program need to apply through the AUIA website. Once accepted into the program, students will receive information on how to register for Fitchburg State courses. 

If you have any questions about course registration, please contact the Extended Campus office at 978.665.3794 or