Business and culture in China
Kick off your summer with a two-week session exploring China and gaining experience in international business. During this unique adventure, you will gain cultural awareness and visit not just one, but two amazing cities---Beijing and Shanghai. For more information contact Matt Edwards or Shari Piekarski.
Application and eligibility
Priority Application Deadline is December 2, 2016
Final Application deadline is February 3, 2017
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If the program reaches capacity, we will begin offering a waitlist. The commitment deadline will be in early February.
To have the best possible experience, you must meet the following requirements:
- GPA: 2.75 UI and cumulative
- Minimum 30 s.h. completed prior to program (May 2017)
- Academic Prerequisites: ECON:1100, ECON:1200, or approval of program director
- Preference given to sophomores and juniors
Program space is limited to approximately 16-18 students.
Business and Culture in China (BUS:2450)
Business and cultural environment of China; lectures, readings, case studies, company visits, and immersion in cultural experiences. Chinese history, politics, business, economics, and culture; topics may include Chinese business culture and relationships, local companies going global, business strategies of multinational companies in Chinese market; United States-China trade relations, entrepreneurship, Chinese consumer, sustainability and social responsibility.
- Fulfills General Education requirement: International and Global Issues
- Counts toward the International Business Certificate (International Business category)
- Fulfills General Education Program requirement for Engineering majors
The program fee is expected to be about $4,000.
- 3 s.h. course
- Hotel accommodations in both cities
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Guided tour of Beijing
- Guided tour of Shanghai
- Day trip to the Great Wall and Beijing Olympic Village
- 12 interactive company/site visits and speakers
- Transportation to events
- High-speed rail ticket from Beijing to Shanghai
- 12 breakfasts, and 7 group lunches
- On-site orientation and support in both cities
- Required UI travel insurance
What's not included:
- Round-trip airfare
- Some lunches and dinners
- Personal expenses
Purchasing airline tickets
Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed. Directions about purchasing tickets will be shared after acceptance to the program.
Note to international students
You are encouraged to consult with an advisor at International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) to ensure all of your paperwork will be in order for this type of travel.