Welcome to the student-written Study Abroad Guide on Shanghai. This guide was compiled by the Global Ambassador program – a leadership organization of returnee study abroad students. Through this guide the students discuss their time abroad, including practical information and insider tips on everything from places to visit to things to do. Though we have tried to make this guide as comprehensive as possible and applicable to all of the study abroad populations, please keep in mind that some information may be more or less relevant to your situation. We encourage you to seek out the relevant office running your study abroad program to answer specific questions about housing, health and safety, student life. Our hope is that this guide will not only give you insight into what your time abroad can potentially be, but also provide you with a launching point for exploring your new “home”.