|Location: Beijing and Hong Kong, China
This program is designed for students who wish to experience China through Chinese business and economics studies, field trips, and cultural activities. The lectures (subject to change) are based on our three courses: International Politics of China, Doing Business in China, Seminar in China’s FDI and Trade Policy:
Beijing is a unique mix of old and new. For three centuries Beijing has been the center for cultural and business activities. Here you can simultaneously keep in touch with modern society while experiencing one of the oldest cultures in the world. Hong Kong, one of the Four Asian Tigers, has many fascinating historical sites, reflecting 5,000 years of Chinese heritage and more than 100 years of British colonial influence. Hong Kong’s lands are richly diverse, made up of hills and mountains, coastal landscapes, rock formation, sea views and distinctive outlying islands.
"I really loved this program. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance and I would definitely do it again if I ever could. UIBE was a great school that made me feel like I was very safe. The school has a very helpful staff and a convenient location for everything from food to historical sightseeing. It's one thing to see pictures of historical Chinese landmarks, like the Great Wall, but it's indescribable to actually see and walk on it." -- Amy Norberg, Summer 2010 participant
Activities / Itinerary
Field trips and cultural activities in Beijing(subject to change) will be selected from the following possibilities:
In Hong Kong, field trips are planned to:
Students will be enrolled in BUS3970: Business Study Abroad: Discovery China for 3 credits.
Students will be housed in the Campus Dormitory, a one bedroom apartment with air-conditioning, television, and other amenities. The price includes two students per apartment.
A pre-departure orientation will be provided and is required for all participants. This orientation will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country, as well as planning logistics.
YOUR PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER DATE OF DEPARTURE
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host country. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.