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*WCU Spring Break in China: Business and Management in Beijing
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring Break
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/15/2018
Rolling Admission 03/07/2019 03/17/2019
NOTE: Please note that dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director to confirm updated information.

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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Area of Study: Business, Cultural Studies, Management
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Faculty/Staff Director: Linda Zhu
College: Business & Public Management
Program Description:
Program Description:
This program will be led by WCU Management faculty, Dr. Linda (Xiaowei) Zhu and will take place in Beijing, China. The program will incorporate lectures, company visits, and sightseeing. A combination of coursework at WCU during spring 2019 paired with this international travel experience to China during spring break 2019 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.
Beijing, China
All participants will stay in shared University residence halls throughout the course of the program. 9 breakfasts and 7 lunches are included in the cost of the program.
All instruction on this program will be conducted in English. Prior knowledge of Chinese language is not required for participation.
Participants will enroll for MGT 487- Supply Chain Management in China (3 credit hours) during the Spring 2019 term. Students will also receive transfer credit for a Beijing Union University course in Chinese Culture (3 credit hours).

  • Tour Beijing, the capital city, the political and cultural center of China
  • Visit companies, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven.
  • Enjoy traditional Chinese dishes, like Peking Duck, Dim Sum, etc.
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course during Spring 2019, all participants will be billed a Program Fee of $860 on their WCU Bursar bill, which includes all housing accommodations in China, daily breakfasts and 7 lunches throughout the program. Also included are the in-country transportation, and all cultural excursions and company visits. All participants will also be billed a $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon applying for this program. 

Not included in the costs listed above are the round-trip airline ticket from the USA to China (estimated around $1,000), Chinese visa application fees (estimated around $140), additional meals not included in the program, and personal spending money (estimated around $250). 

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.
Linda Zhu, 404 BPMC
Department Chair & Professor, Management Department
Tel: 610-738-0588

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This program is currently not accepting applications.