Mount Saint Mary College in Shanghai

Application Deadlines

Shanghai Winter 2017 November 1, 2016

Program Dates

Shanghai Winter 2017

Arrive in Shanghai December 29, 2016
Depart from Shanghai January 14, 2017
Arrive in Beijing January 14, 2017
Depart from Beijing January 16, 2017

Cancellation Penalties

Withdrawal Date Cancellation Fees
Cancellation prior to 60 days $300
46 to 60 days prior to departure 25% of the program fee plus $300
22 to 45 days prior to departure 50% of the program fees plus $300
21 days or fewer prior to departure 100% of the program fee

This cancellation penalty policy is necessary because the booking of overseas facilities requires substantial non-refundable payments and commitments from CAPA in advance of the program start date. All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing and sent to CAPA The Global Education Network. Students requiring CAS numbers for Tier 4 visa applications on the London program to participate in internships or service learning will include a $500 cancellation penalty for withdrawal from the program, or just the internship component between issuing of the CAS and 61 days prior to departure. Standard penalties will go into effect after that point.


Earn 3 MSMC credits


Shared dormitory-style accommodations with shared bathrooms.
Laundry facilities are available, and all utilities and linens are included. Wireless internet is included.


Excursions may include a tour of central Shanghai with entrances to Shanghai Urban Planning Center.

Other excursions include a 3 day, 2 night trip to Beijing and a 2 day, 1 night trip to Wuzhen and Hangzhou

Local Transportation

A top-up Shanghai Transit Card to cover 100 RMB of travel for the duration of the program is provided. Students can add money to this card should they wish to make additional journeys.

Student Events

Social events including an arrival reception and a farewell ceremony.

My Education Shanghai

Social in nature, My Global Education activities go beyond customary tourist attractions. These social co-curricular events are intentionally designed for you to explore and analyze Shanghai in ways that are relevant to your studies and personal interests.


All CAPA students receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support

The CAPA Shanghai team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24-hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.


Shanghai is your Classroom!

Shanghai is the perfect choice for students wanting to witness the making of China’s  future. It is a bustling metropolis with a must have mentality towards anything Western, ultra-modern.

Shanghai is China’s largest and most modernised city. With a population around 24.5 million,  it is the world’s third largest city. This is pretty impressive progress since 1990 when half the city – that East of the Huangpu River – was just a few warehouses and farmland.

Today Shanghai is China’s financial capital at the center of the Yangtze River Delta economic powerhouse and known as “The City of Experiment” in economic reforms.

When you study in Shanghai you will experience Globalisation at every turn, see a vast diversity of architecture, cuisine and lifestyles, and witness the social dynamics of this ever-evolving urban environment. The breath-taking Shanghai skyline and energy of its neighbourhoods make it the ideal place in which to study abroad.

Earn 3 MSMC credits in Biology or Sociology and make progress towards graduation. BIO/SOC When East Meets West: Exploring the Global Health Benefits of Integrative Medicine. 



From the Division of Natural Sciences, Professor Suparna Bhalla, PhD and Professor Elizabeth Harper, PhD

Programming and Activities

CAPA’s unique My Global Education Program was developed to offer you, the student, a unique opportunity to make decisions about how you will learn about culture according to how you enjoy learning. Compiled by local CAPA education abroad advisers, the calendar offers a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits, and self-directed tours to help teach you the most about Shanghai.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.

What will I be able to do with My Global Education?

CAPA presents a My Global Education Calendar to all students and faculty. The events, reflective sessions, and activities listed are designed around significant academic themes such as Diversity, Social Dynamics, Globalization and Urban Environments. Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well rounded, and in depth view of Shanghai and China.

What are some examples of My Global Education Events?

With My Global Education in Shanghai, you and your new CAPA friends will be able to:

  • Exploring the art scene in Tianzifang
  • A walking tour of the former French Concession Area
  • Visiting the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
  • Attending a guest lecture on Shanghai as an International Financial Center
  • Visiting the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall- And many more!

Have Questions?

Briana Sicard

CAPA Program Manager or 1 (800) 793 - 0334


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