Antai Global Summer School: Shanghai

Undergraduate Global Immersion in China

Antai School

Antai School

Antai School

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Antai Classroom

Students Studying

Students Studying

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Antai School

Antai School

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.

Program schedule

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.

Application and Admissions

To apply, please visit the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will open on September 8th, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.


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

Location details

With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the worlds 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.

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 (Summary)

**Program Fee includes program administration and international health insurance, on campus housing (double-occupancy), breakfast and lunch meals during the week days plus some dinners, field trips & activity fee.

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.

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.


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

Academics and credits

  • 4 University of Minnesota credits

Cost table

Estimated Expenses Summer 2015
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)Per-credit tuition rate for 4 credits
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$1500
Transportation (to and from program site)$1500
Miscellaneous $500
Total$3660 + tuition costs

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