API New School Shanghai Summer Program: Interview with Lei

We had the chance to interview Lei Ping, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies at the New School University and Faculty Advisor at India China Institute. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies at New York University. She launched the first field-based New School Summer Study Abroad program in Shanghai in 2013. Students have the […]

Shanghai: Fashion and Creative Urbanism Summer Study Abroad Program

API is excited to offer a new study abroad program in Shanghai for Fashion students! Students in this program will participate in a course called “Shanghai Fashion and Creative Urbanism,” conducted in English and led by faculty from The New School in New York for 3 semester credits. Beyond the 3 credit New School course, […]

New API Study Abroad Program in Shanghai

API is thrilled to announce our newest study abroad program in Shanghai, China! Beginning with the fall 2016 term, API has partnered with East China Normal University (ECNU) to offer our students several great semester, short-term, and summer options for study in Shanghai. Founded in 1951, ECNU is one of China’s most respected universities. It […]

New API International Internship Locations

API is excited to announce its latest international internship locations: Shanghai (China), Auckland and Wellington (New Zealand), as well as Brisbane/Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney (Australia)! Australia Recently called the “World’s Best Downtown,” Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and the 3rd largest city in Australia. Nearby Gold Coast is a bustling […]

The 6 Types of People You’ll Meet in Your Chinese Language Class

  When you’re preparing to study abroad in China, you’re likely musing over all of the adventures you’ll have and the people you meet (and all the Chinese you’ll learn). Have you ever thought seriously about all the people you’ll be able to call classmates while studying Chinese in China? We’ve decided to write an […]

4 Biggest Fears of Studying in China

Does the idea of studying abroad in China sound enticing to you? Is your interest piqued at the thought of slurping noodles and improving your Mandarin language skills? Do you daydream of taking photos of Shanghai’s infamous bund or the windy Great Wall in the mountains? WAHOO! These are all fantastic things, and you’re drawn […]

The First-Timer’s Tips for Studying in China

Hooray, you’re China-bound! It is hard to believe that in a few short months (or weeks… or days!) you’ll be boarding a plane headed for your study abroad program in Beijing or Shanghai. While China has bountiful wonders that she’ll unveil over the course of your time abroad, here are a few handy tips to […]