Arete (Greek: ἀρετή, which refers to “virtue”,”excellence”, and “edge”) implies a commitment that everyone at Arete College will persevere in one’s beliefs and pursue excellence despite all odds. Arete College is a non-profit institution of higher education, founded by a group of distinguished Chinese entrepreneurs and educational innovators in collaboration with leading overseas institutions. Arete College is a liberal arts college that integrates the East and the West, the Ancient and the Contemporary. It is dedicated to preserving the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership of the new generation and forming future entrepreneurs.
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Arete College is not a study abroad agency but a joint campus of the cooperated global universities. We offer you first-year credit courses in US and UK universities, which allows students to connect directly with schools without the high agency fees!

Students spend their first year at the Shanghai campus in the liberal arts program, experiencing entrepreneurship-oriented project-based learning and philanthropic activities. In the second year, they continue their studies for the remaining three years in the US or UK.
The first year of Arete College will be held at the Shanghai campus. Due to the pandemic of COVID 19, one-year domestic academic year gives students a buffering opportunity and offline courses.
We break the barrier between studying abroad and returning to work. 
The platform of CLEC will provide students with field trips, internships, and management trainee opportunities, creating abundant employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for our students.

We arrange for Arete students to have face-to-face coaching sessions with business leaders directly learning from their leadership and entrepreneurship.
We established a business incubator through the "Arete Entrepreneur Funding," which provides incubation service and angel fund for Arete students to start their businesses in the future.

China Future Entrepreneur Overseas Program

China Future Entrepreneur Overseas Program is a philanthropic program launched by Arete College in partnership with four universities in the US and six universities in the UK, Arete College will serve as an integrated part of the collaborating universities, offering a first-year liberal arts program at undergraduate level, with all credits earned in the first year being recognized by the US & UK universities. In the second year, students will transfer to the US or UK universities they have been accepted to and will receive an undergraduate degree from the university they attend. Students are also encouraged to return to China each summer to participate in internships, public services, cultural walks, and other summer programs arranged by Arete College.

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Saint Louis University

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University of San Francisco

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Royal Holloway, University of London

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University of Sussex

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