My summer internship in Shanghai: Pre-med student’s experience abroad

Joy is a pre-med student at Carleton College studying Psychology and Neuroscience. She chose to do a summer internship in Shanghai to get firsthand experience of medicine and public health. And although she wasn’t a seasoned traveler, Joy embraced an opportunity to gain experience abroad working alongside physicians who could help her develop new skills […]

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Rhodes College graduate reflects on internship abroad in Shanghai one year later

Jesse Linkhorn did an internship in Shanghai last summer focused on economic development, finance, and business. He spent two incredible months in China working at a Shanghai-based management consulting firm. Fast-forward some 12 months, and Jesse has a lot to celebrate. He graduated from Rhodes College with a Business and Economics degree, his sister got […]

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Adventure, You Say? Connect-123 Has That!

Our five internship and volunteer destinations may be major international cities: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai, but that does not mean it’s all concrete and skyscrapers for our interns! These locations are extremely diverse, both culturally and geographically. And while there is adventure awaiting just outside the city limits, did you know […]

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10 places you MUST visit in China!

China is a massive country, brimming with stunning natural beauty, sprawling urban centers, and an incredible history stretching back thousands of years. Since you’ll probably only have limited time on your trip to China, we’ve done our best to bring you the top places to visit, from the cultural heritage sites, to the natural attractions, […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Culture, Shanghai
International Photo Contest 2014

Take a look at these remarkable photos taken by our interns and volunteers and get a unique insight into life in South Africa, Argentina, Spain, Ireland, and China. This year, the entries ranged from breathtaking landscapes to furry friends, from cultural traditions to scenes from everyday life. Here are all the entries from our 2014 […]

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Jimmy’s Local Favorites: Shanghai!

We’re kicking off a series of interviews designed to give you an insider’s perspective on the cities you love! Jimmy from Team Shanghai starts us off with some of his local favorites! You grew up in central China, what is your favorite part about living in Shanghai? Shanghai is a very international and dynamic city. […]

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2013 International Photo Contest!

Here are our five destination cities from an intern’s eye view! Check out the most stunning images from our 2013 Summer Photo Competition! Buenos Aires Caroline Leland: Street Art in Buenos Aires Barcelona Sarah Shefferly: On top of Mt. Tibidabo with Barcelona horizon in the background facing Mediterranean Sea Amanda Schultz: Montserrat National Park Shane […]

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Food from the four Regions of China

We all have our own ideas about what Chinese means in our home countries. But, spoiler alert, there’s a lot more to Chinese food than General Sao’s Chicken, Chop Suey and Fortune Cookies! Chinese food is actually quite varied and can be divided into four categories, based on the region of China (often divided into […]

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Jimmy Wu posted in: Culture, Shanghai