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|Area of Study:||Business, Business Administration, Business Finance, Business Management, Commerce, Cultural Studies, Economics, Human Resource Management, International Studies, International Business, International Economics, International Marketing, International Relations, Management, Marketing||Program Type:||Study Abroad|
|Program Model:||Short-Term Faculty-Led||Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Years of Eligibility:||Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
Spring Break 2017
Program Dates: March 10-20, 2017
Application Deadline: November 23, 2016
The Chinese Business Practices and Culture course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the world’s fastest growing economy – China. The globalization of technology, capital, industries, systems, goods, services, and inputs has enhanced much of the international issues in business practices and cultures. An overview of the Chinese business environment, including business strategies, history and cultures will be covered. Specifically, this course will take a close look at how to conduct business in the rapidly developing country of China. This course will address issues relating to investments, trade, finance, exchange controls, partnership, legal rights, and business climate.
- Tour the facilities of major international companies
- Visit the Great Wall and Shanghai Market
- Spend time at Guangzhou University with local students and faculty
ORIENTATION: Prior to departing for China, participants will attend a mandatory traveler meeting (date TBA). This meeting includes, but is not limited to, getting to know each other, brief information, and assignment of research projects to be presented at the Pre-Orientation meeting.
Participants will also need to attend a mandatory orientation session on China (date TBA). The orientation session includes, but is not limited to, the Chinese economy and the business environment; business, family, and social protocol; dress; host families; food and entertainment; instruction on using public transportation; importance of business dress, appointment keeping, and promptness; and other topics as deemed necessary for a successful international experience. Participant research projects will also be presented (3-5 minutes each).
IN CHINA: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing – participants will visit businesses and cultural sites. Presentations will be provided by local businesses and will include topics such as organization, products, human resources, education, training, compensation, market strategy, international marketing, and other relevant topics. A question and answer session for the participants will follow company presentations. Students are expected to participate actively and will be graded.
POST PROGRAM: Upon return from China, participants will attend a post-orientation session (date TBA) to discuss their experiences and outcomes of the trip.
EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated on the basis of attendance at the orientation sessions. In addition, students will be required to write a research paper (about 10-15 pages) on a selected topic of interest and the outcomes of the study experience. The critique of student experience of the study tour through the paper will be due on or before 30 days upon return to campus. A letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F will be assigned upon completion of the paper.
Level: 3000-level course work
Term: Spring Break 2017
Prerequisites: Freshman and above, student must be in good academic standing
2.5 GPA or permission of the instructor
Application Materials required: one letter of recommendation (from professor or academic advisor) and statement of purpose
Course load: One 3-credit course
Grading: A-F only, cannot be audited; must be enrolled in course for credit
Students receive credit for BSAD 3750. This course satisfies the criteria for General Education Requirements in International Education.
Louis Nzegwu is a professor of business administration and the Director of the International Business Resource Center (IBRC). He has extensive international experience and has led this program to China many times.
Housing and Meals:
Students are housed in 4 and 5 star hotels. Single room supplement is available at an additional cost of $1200. One overnight train ride is included in cost of program.
Breakfasts are included in program fees, all other meals are out-of-pocket.
A $50 application fee is due before applications will be reviewed.
The estimated program cost is $4,900*. This includes program administration fees, 3 credits, transportation (international airfare and in-country), accommodation, breakfasts, entrance to course related excursions and site visits, visa service, and emergency sickness/accident insurance.
*Program cost based on 8 students
Cost DOES NOT include passport, visa ($140), transportation to gateway airport (Madison), most meals, tips to drivers and guides, and personal spending. Out-of-pocket estimated costs: $550
• Fees may change based on final enrollment, changes in fuel prices, and exchange rates
• Fee differentials apply for non-WI/MN residents ($100) and TSI students ($40)
• Veterans: Please contact the Education Abroad office if you have eligibility under the Wisconsin GI Bill
The program fee is due in FULL prior to departure.
A first payment of $1650 is due on November 22, 2016
A second payment of $1625 is due December 13, 2016
A final payment of $1625 is due January 22, 2017
Students who withdraw prior to the first deposit will receive a full refund (minus the non-refundable $50 application fee). Students who withdraw on or after the date of the first deposit will be financially responsible for a $115 Education Abroad administrative fee and all non-recoverable expenses. Non-recoverable expenses include anything UW-Platteville has paid for on behalf of the participant and is unable to recover from an organization or vendor. Students who withdraw on or after the program start date will be financially responsible for the entire program fee.Students who withdraw prior to the first deposit will receive a full refund (minus the non-refundable $50 application fee). Students who withdraw on or after the date of the first deposit will be financially responsible for a $165 Education Abroad administrative fee and all non-recoverable expenses. Non-recoverable expenses include anything UW-Platteville has paid for on behalf of the participant and is unable to recover from an organization or vendor. Students who withdraw on or after the program start date will be financially responsible for the entire program fee.
Applying for a Passport:
Passports should be valid for at least six months after program end date (September 20, 2017). To learn more about applying for a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
This program requires a visa for entrance to China. Please note that students must have their passports by December 15, 2016 in order to receive visa on-time.
Visa cost ($140) is not included in program fee. Visa service (delivery to China consulate in Chicago and pick-up) is in included in program fee.
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