Shanghai is the financial capital of China and is known as China’s New York City. The best internships to do in Shanghai are in the finance services, real estate, and retail and wholesale industries. However, when you’re not working, where to go? These articles will show you the best places in town along with tips about how to live in Shanghai like a local.

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Your First Week in Shanghai

b2ap3_thumbnail_image2.png You’ve just spent a very long time on an airplane and arrived at the Shanghai airport. Welcome to China! Now what? Hopefully, you have someone who picked you up from the airport and brought you to where you’ll be staying. If not, put on your walking shoes and good luck hitchhiking! Just kidding, we know you are more prepared than that. Being the savvy China traveler that you are, you will have already printed out your destination in Chinese to show to the tens of airport taxicabs waiting to escort you to where you’ll be calling home for the duration of your stay in China. You should have plenty of time during your 1-3 month Gi2C internship in Shanghai to get a real feel for the city.  Once you’ve unpacked and are over jetlag, there are so many things for you to do and see in Shanghai that you might...
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Shanghai interns’ Huangpu outing: Tianzi Fang on Taikang Lu

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140527-050952_1.jpg Tianzi Fang is a walking and shopping area filled with edgy marketing and design studios, gorgeous fashion and interior outlets and established artists of all varieties. There are also some great restaurants, cafes and bars to sustain this hungry creative bunch and the curious who walk around this local Shanghai hangout. The area was originally a residential and factory zone and is now home to Shanghai’s trendsetters. The architecture is breathtaking, the shops filled with novelties, the food is delicious and the people you’ll find out and about are as diverse as the shops within. It’s a great place to spend a few hours and enjoy the mix of old with new. Our Shanghai interns found it to be “a very interesting place to visit filled with character”. Most likely they’ll be back on their own to spend some more time in this eclectic part of town.
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Life in Shanghai - Urban Planning Museum Outing

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140515-063906_1.jpgOur Gi2C Group Shanghai interns checked out the Urban Planning Museum last week. It’s not your typical museum as it allows you to have a Godzilla perspective of a mini-sized Shanghai! The model shows not only existing structures but also future buildings. Shanghai has changed so much in the past 20 years, it’s ridiculous, and seeing where the city is headed is even more exciting! We hope our interns will stick around and work in China long-term to be apart of and contribute to this rapidly developing city and country. "Undoubtedly, the Urban Planning Exhibition Center, both outside and inside, is what one refers to as splendor of the mind. I had the chance of joyfully observing the scale model of Shanghai, a delightful garden of steel and concrete, so immense and diverse for the eye to capture at once. Also, I found visual fascination in how Shanghai has evolved over time, and...
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Exploring The Ancient Water Town Of Zhujiajiao With Gi2C

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140425-045343_1.jpgSome of our newly arrived Shanghai interns recently had the opportunity to explore to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao which is just outside of Shanghai. This village has over 30 pedestrian bridges, which are the perfect place to stop and take a photo. Going under the bridges on a riverboat cruise is also a great way to experience Zhujiajiao. Let’s see what our Gi2C Group interns had to say about it. This Chinese little old town is a very interesting one. It is the Venice of Shanghai and if you are interested in experiencing its beauty, you need to go to Zhujiajiao to explore it yourself. I felt privileged to have had the opportunity to visit this town that has so much historical value. I loved to see the Chinese landscapes and architectures. One thing I have learned from the tour was that Shanghai is not representative of China at all....
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David Fieldman
Hello Yuri, Your interns seem in awe of that ancient town. Their feelings are reflected in the beautiful photos and heart-felt co... Read More
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Day Trips from Shanghai: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang

China is big. Huge. There's lots to see, and as an intern in China, you won’t see it all. But at Getin2China, we encourage you to at least try. Traveling around China is easier than ever before, and transportation is rapidly improving, making it faster and more convenient for tourists to bob around. As a transport hub in China, Shanghai is an excellent base for day trips or other short hauls (and so is Beijing - check out a previous post about short haul trips from Beijing here). We take a look at two can't-miss destinations during your time in Shanghai: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. Suzhou Contrary to an image of China as one of environmental degradation and cities of concrete and steel, Suzhou, directly west of Shanghai in neighboring Jiangsu Province, offers something vastly different. Known as the 'Venice of the East' for its abundance of canals, Suzhou offers up plenty of gardens...
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