sunset over the Shanghai skyline

Carlson School Exchange in China: Antai Summer Program

Undergraduate Global Immersion

Program Dates:

The summer 2024 program has been cancelled.  Summer 2025 applications open on December 1, 2024.

group of students outside of Antai building
nighttime view of Shanghai skyline
View of garden in Huangpu Qu
external view of the building on campus
external view of the building on campus
Antai School
group of students outside of Antai building
nighttime view of Shanghai skyline
View of garden in Huangpu Qu
external view of the building on campus
external view of the building on campus
Antai School

Program Details

    • With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the worlds largest emerging economy.
    • 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. 
    • All Global Summer School participants may apply for on-campus housing for the duration of the program
    • Housing costs are included in the Program Fee
    • The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
    • Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
    • The Global Summer School is a 3-week programming integrating intense business education in China.
    • In addition to classroom teaching, the summer school program features company field trips, executive speaker sessions, as well as unique cultural and social events.
    • Students earn 4 UMN credits
    • Starting Fall 2020, courses from exchange partners transfer back as transfer credit on the official UMN transcript. Transfer credit does not affect overall GPA.  
    • Antai College does not accept students who are Chinese nationals (mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) as international exchange students  
    • No host country language skills required
    • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Students are held to business course prerequisites of the host institution
    • CGI strongly recommends that students completed both semesters of I-CORE prior to participating on a business exchange program, although it is not required. For students who want to participate on a business exchange program prior to completing both I-CORE semesters:
      • Students pursuing a Marketing, MIS, or ACCT major need to have completed MAROON I-CORE prior to participating on a business exchange program
      • Students pursuing a Finance, Entre, SCO, or HRIR major need to have completed GOLD I-CORE prior to participating on a business exchange program
    • Although not required, we encourage students to complete some more major courses prior to participating on a business exchange program. Students should plan closely with their academic advisers prior to participating on a business exchange program.
    • The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on a summer program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs


    Students must use their UMN email address when creating their application account with UMN< as well as when they apply directly to the host university abroad. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their application status within two weeks of submission.

    Applications will only be reviewed when the following is complete: 

    1. ) Application essay addressing the following questions. The total essay cannot exceed 500 words:
      • Why is this particular summer program and host university a good fit for you? Please list 2 examples specific to your host institution. It can relate to your academics, personal goals, or professional goals. Additionally, how do you plan to engage in the communities in your host school?
      • Summer exchange programs require students to demonstrate a great deal of flexibility and adaptability. Many Carlson students find the adjustment to a new academic environment to be challenging. Please share a personal example of a time you demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a challenging academic situation when you did not agree with the outcome. What did you learn from this experience and how will it help you be successful on a semester exchange/summer program?
    2. ) Resume

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

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 host country consulate.

Program fee includes: field trips, cultural visits, program administration, and international medical, security, and evacuation insurance.

Summer 2025 fees to be announced
Summer 2020
Carlson School MN Resident Tuition (charged to UMN student account) Per-credit tuition rate for 4 credits
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account) $1,500
Transportation (to and from program site) $1,500
Documentation (passport, visa, immunization) $305
Books & Materials $0 (included in Program Fee)
Food & Housing $1,500
Essential Daily Living Expenses $400
Miscellaneous $250
Total $5,455 + tuition costs


Grade & Credit Conversion Chart
Academic term(s)
Summer Term
Degree level
Host School
Antai Global Summer School
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model
Partner University Business Exchange