We will update this webpage as decisions are made for future programs. We will continue monitoring the environment for possible in-person programs using factors including: COVID-19 infection rates and local regulations/restrictions in our locations around the world, entry requirements and quarantine regulations, flight availability, and financial risk for participants.
Future applications and eligibility
Application information about the program for May 2022 will be announced in the future. Past program eligibility requirements include:
- GPA: 2.75 UI and cumulative
- Minimum 30 s.h. completed prior to program
- Academic Prerequisites: ECON:1100, ECON:1200, or approval of program director
- Preference given to sophomores and juniors
Program space is limited to approximately 25 students.
Business and Culture in China (BUS:2450)
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. For more information contact Shari Piekarski.
Through interactive company visits, cultural excursions, discussions, case studies, and readings, you will explore how business operates in China, strategies in the Chinese market, US-China trade relations, and the Chinese consumer. Past company visits: FedEx, Intel Corp., BaoSteel, Walt Disney Resorts, Baidu, Lenovo, Volkswagen, BBDO Ad Agency, and more!
- 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
What's included in the program fee:
- 3 s.h. course
- Hotel accommodations
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Guided tour of the host cities
- Day trip to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City
- 9-10 interactive company/site visits and speakers
- Transportation to events
- In-country travel between cities (high speed rail or flight)
- Daily breakfasts, and 5-7 group lunches
- On-site orientation and support in both cities
- Required UI travel insurance
What's not included in the program fee:
- 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, which is generally in February (three months before departure).
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.