Students will explore three Chinese cities -- Shanghai, Xiamen, and Beijing. In Shanghai, students will tour US businesses and the Illinois Trade Office and navigate old world markets and hi-tech malls to complete a market research assignment. In Xiamen, students will be hosted by Xiamen University where students will collaborate on a project, tour family-run garment factories and visit Piano Isle -- Gulangyu close to the campus. In Beijing, we will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and hike on the Great Wall. Dr. Edmund Hershberger of the School of Business and Dr. Tom Lavallee of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will be leading this year's China Travel Study.
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Study Abroad for Business
3 credit hours
Contemporary Issues in Business
3 credit hours
Students participating in this program will pay the current SIUE tuition rate for 3 credits.
Prices and Payments
The program fee includes:
Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
Books and Materials
SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
SIUE Technology Fee (about $45)
$1,825 deposit payment will be on acceptance to the program
Dr. Edmund Hershberger Department of Management and Marketing
Founders Hall 2125
Tel: (618) 650-3224 email@example.com
Dr. Tom Lavallee
Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
Peck Hall 2309
Tel: (618) 650-3301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Depart St. Louis for Shanghai
Travel Shanghai to Xiamen
Travel Xiamen to Beijing
Return to St. Louis from Beijing
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS OF THE PROGRAM
Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations. Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations. Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences. Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites. Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them. If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Exact dates in May, 2019 to be announced
** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.