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*WCU Summer in China: International Business and Management in China
Beijing, China; Dali, China; Guiyang, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
GPA:
2.5
Housing Options:
Campus Dormitory, Hotel/Hostel Area of Study: Cultural Studies
Program Type: Service Learning, WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Faculty/Staff Director: Linda Zhu, Tony Jiang
College: Business & Public Management
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program will be led by WCU Management faculty, Dr. Linda (Xiaowei) Zhu and Dr. Tony (Guohua) Jiang and will take place at Beijing Union University in China. The program will incorporate lectures, company visits, volunteering, and sightseeing in Beijing, Dali, and Guiyang. A combination of coursework and experiential learning in China will enable students to gain a firsthand understanding of Chinese business practices and culture and thereby become more competitive and attractive job candidates in today’s global labor market.
 
LOCATION
3 cities in China: Beijing, Dali, and Guiyang
 
ACCOMMODATION
All participants will stay in dorm rooms or hotel rooms throughout the course of the program (depending on the city).
 
LANGUAGE
All instruction on this program will be conducted in English. Prior knowledge of Chinese language is not required for participation.
 
COURSES OFFERED ON THIS PROGRAM
Two WCU courses will be offered on this program. Students must enroll for at least one of the courses (3 credit hours) but may choose to take both courses (6 credit hours). Those course options are: 

MGT287 Supply Chain Management in China (3 credits)
INB300 Introduction to International Business (3 credits)

Students may also take a Chinese culture class through BUU that can be transferred to WCU as a 3 credit hour elective course.

EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
  • Visits to companies such as the American Chamber of Commerce, Hyundai, Niulanshan brewery
  • Visits and/or possible volunteer work at organizations like the US Embassy and Sun Village
  • Tours of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Zoo, and more
  • Travel to Dali (4 days) and Guiyang (6 days) for service learning, company visits, sightseeing, and experiencing the culture and landscapes.
PROGRAM COSTS
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the courses that students will complete on this program (3-6 credit hours, depending on course selection), all participants will pay a Program Fee of $960 directly to WCU, which includes the additional 3 credit hour BUU transfer-credit elective culture course (no additional WCU tuition cost), housing, breakfast, and lunch at BUU.  All participants will also be billed a $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon submitting their applications for this program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance after acceptance into the program. 

In addition, students will be required to pay approximately $740 directly to vendors that will be coordinating the Dali and Beijing travel. This amount covers the airfare within China, hotels, and excursions within Dali and Beijing during the excursions.

Not included in the costs listed above are the round-trip airline ticket from the USA to China (estimated around $1,000) the Chinese visa fee (estimated $140), and additional meals not covered by the program. 

FINANCIAL AID
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and grants to assist with funding this study abroad experience. Students should consult with the College of Business & Public Management as well as the Management Department for Scholarship information. Students should also consult the scholarships section of the Center for International Programs website for more information regarding relevant travel awards.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Linda Zhu, 312A ANDERSON
Professor, Management
Email: xzhu@wcupa.edu
Tel: 610-738-0588
 
Tony Jiang, 324 ANDERSON
Assistant Professor, Management
Email: gjiang@wcupa.edu
Tel: 610-436-0026

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.