Study international business and travel to Shanghai and Beijing, China!
Shanghai, China in 2013
Dr. Sidne Ward, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, will lead the trip. Dr. Ward has traveled extensively. She has led study abroad trips to China in 2011 and 2012, and to Vietnam in 2008. She assisted with the 2010 China trip and spent 7 months in Nepal where she was at Kathmandu University on a Fulbright award.
Contact: Dr. Ward.
Dr. Rong Ma, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, will assist with the trip. Dr. Ma is a native of China. She assisted Dr. Ward in the 2011 and 2012 visits to Shanghai and Beijing. Her knowledge of Chinese culture, language and business environment will add a great deal to the students’ experience.
Contact: Dr. Ma.
Saturday, February 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bloch room 8
Saturday, March 9, 1-5 p.m., Bloch room 3
Saturday, April 13, 1-5 p.m., Bloch room 3
Saturday, May 4, 1-5 p.m., Bloch room 3
Shanghai is the most populous city in China and one of the largest cities in the world. Sites include the Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden (a lavish garden established more than 400 years ago), the Oriental Pearl Tower (one of the tallest structures in China) and a boat ride on the Huangpu River along The Bund.
Students are responsible for the following program costs:
- $650 deposit* to be submitted with the program application. The deposit, less $100, is refundable until accommodations must be finalized (by February 1st). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit is a down payment toward the cost of accommodations
- 3 hours tuition
- International airfare to/from Shanghai
- Meals in Shanghai
- Partial local transportation costs
- Miscellaneous expenses including entry fees to cultural sites
- Passport costs, if you do not have a passport already
- University-required HTH health insurance
- Visa fees
*Due to currency fluctuations and rising prices, students may be required to pay additional funds prior to the trip.
Scholarships are available as well as financial aid.
If you are planning to take part in the study abroad trip to China, but find yourself wishing for more time to explore the country, consider adding this three-day pre-trip option!
This optional, non-credit trip will allow students the opportunity to experience Beijing, the political and cultural capital of China. Sights include Tiananmen Square (the largest public square in the world), the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace for more than 500 years) and the nearby Great Wall of China. There are also opportunities for shopping and sampling Peking Duck! Many of China’s most established companies are headquartered in Beijing. This trip runs May 22-24.
- $150 administrative fee, due with pre-trip sign-up sheet
- Accommodation costs
- Transportation expenses
- Entry fees
Payment for some of the expenses may be collected in the spring to ensure availability of rooms, etc.