Live in the world’s fastest growing economy
Shanghai is a city of breathtaking contrasts, with towering skyscrapers springing up next to ancient lane houses, and sophisticated boutiques emerging out of open-air markets. The ascendancy of China as an economic superpower centers around Shanghai. Known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Shanghai boasts unrivaled cultural status in China as the birthplace of new trends and life-changing ideas. With nearly 23 million residents, Shanghai is one of the world’s largest cities and considered China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis. Hult puts you in the middle of one of the most transformative cities on earth.
Hult Shanghai Residences
For a limited-time, Hult Shanghai is offering free accommodation at the Tianhong Residence for the first eight months, see Accommodation for more details**. The Tianhong Residence is just a short commute from the Hult campus and is centrally located with easy access to Shanghai Railway Station and the city’s airports. Situated in a bustling student neighborhood, the Tianhong Residence features spacious accommodation with WiFi Internet access, satellite TV, and much more. The residence also offers plenty of cooking facilities and communal areas, which are exclusively available to Hult students, making it the perfect place to hang out and network with fellow Hult students.
Accommodation for students with families is also available at the Xuhui Rayfont, which is also a short commute from campus.
Shanghai business glimpse
- Biggest city in the world’s largest emerging economy
- Center of China’s growing affluent middle class
- Home to China’s largest stock exchange
- World’s busiest container port
- Growing pharmaceutical hotspot
- Capital of China’s fashion scene
First-hand cultural immersion
China has an exceptionally diverse culture and geography, with mountains, forests, grasslands, deserts and huge regional variations in customs, food, ethnicity, and religion. Hult organizes cultural events to advance students’ understanding of China; past offerings have included Chinese Kung Fu lessons, acupuncture seminars, tea ceremonies, World Heritage tours, and traditional art performances.
To fully immerse yourself in the Chinese culture and business environment, Hult's Shanghai students will learn Mandarin in compulsory lessons taught on campus throughout the year for non-Mandarin speakers. Students will learn how to speak and later learn to read and recognize Chinese characters, making your time in China that much more valuable.
Hult Student Services, helping you every step of the way
At Hult, we recognize that relocating to a foreign country may bring with it certain anxieties; so we have developed strong support systems for students during and after their transition. Our Student Services team aims to ensure that all areas of student life are supported, offering advice and guidance on a range of issues, such as accommodation, travel, health, immigration, and welfare.
Shanghai campus life and snapshot of past events
- Company visits to Chinese factories of Giant, Tyco Electronics, Alibaba, Ferrotec, Baosteel, Wahaha
- Roster of C-level executives discuss business in China
- Tours of the World Expo China Pavilion and China's ancient water towns
- Chinese acupuncture demonstrations
- Lessons in Mandarin, Kung fu, and much more
- Huangpu river cruise
- Chinese career and leadership speeches and discussions from Korn/Ferry, the world's largest executive recruiting firm
- Excursions to Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin, and Beijing
** For 8 months, core modules, not during rotation. Accommodation description not contractual, subject to change, depending on availability.