Program Details

Short-term Adventure Sustainability programs of China incorporating academic, industry and cultural experiences.
Shanghai, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Take advantage of our 2 week Adventure Sustainability Programs in Shanghai over the Summer and Winter breaks! Our short-term mobility programs are designed for students wanting to break out of their comfort zones, explore sustainability and environmental trends in China for a fraction of the cost and time!

SSi mobility programs are credit bearing of 1.5 US credits (equivalent), with academic components of the course conducted at Tongji University, Shanghai - A University at the fore-front of global sustainability research with the United Nations and UNEP. Our courses combine academic content with practical application activities, top secret industry and facility visits as well as bucket list adventures. Trek and Camp on the Great Wall of China and sailing down the Yangtze River in Guilin.

Our adventure programs are open to students from all academic backgrounds and designed to inform and enhance sustainability trends, practices and approaches in the context of China and the globe! If you're looking for a getaway combining credit, adventure and knowledge, contact our team today for more information!

Setting Description:
A metropolis home to more than 24 million people has seen massive development over the last two decades. For example, the new financial district of Pudong is now home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Boasting the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world, Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by elevated light rails, the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and 13 subway lines. In terms of sustainability, Shanghai can showcase China’s environmental, social and economical successes as well as areas that require assistance for strategic and innovative sustainable approaches. SSi provides its clients the opportunity to be apart of this change through its dynamic and multi-disciplinary programs. Experience Shanghai at its best!
3800 USD.

Additional Program Information

Overall GPA 2.5 Interest or experience in Sustainability studies or technical skill set backgrounds depending on desired course category Disciplinary Clearance Form Online Application Phone/Video Interview Transcript

Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 4 Reviews

  • Pretty Cool

    I was really impressed with this program. Short and sweet. Shanghai is a really cool city and quite easy to get around as a foreigner. I really wanted to explore China and LOVED the food! Its a different world. The professors as well as the SSi team were

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Action Packed and great experience

    This program was awesome! Right amount of time to see and do all the things I wanted to in China, as well as the great sustainability course at Tongji University. It gave me great insight to a topic that I really knew very little about and has shaped

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Disbelieve!

    I was in disbelief that I would really be visiting another country, it wasn’t until our plane landed that I realized how real this was. I was anxious, I didn’t even speak enough Mandarin to ask where a restroom was, but the experience was amazing.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Where to Start?!

    Where to start?! My China tour experience was one of the most amazing opportunities that I have ever had. Before my trip to China I knew next to nothing about Chinese culture and it was really something that I never went out of my way to expose myself

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend