China 2010

March 12-27, 2010

Pre-orientation

Prior to departing for China, participants will attend a mandatory orientation session on China. The orientation sessions include, but are not limited to: the Chinese economy and 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.

In China and Hong Kong

Participants will visit businesses and cultural sites in China, beginning their journey in Beijing, then traveling to Shanghai, Guangzhou, and concluding in Hong Kong. Presentations will be provided by local businesses, government officers, University Professors 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. University of International Business and Economics in Shanghai will serve as a host university for participants while in Shanghai. The visit to the university will include a tour of the facilities and visits to classes. Basic Chinese language training will be a part of participants' daily activities. IBRC in partnership with UWP Confusionist Institute will offer students basic information on Chinese culture prior to their departure to China. UWP China Tour Consultants will teach basic Chinese words and phrases to participants in one-hour sessions each morning prior to the corporate, cultural, and educational visits.

Participants will visit the American Embassy in Beijing for a presentation by U.S. State Department officials on the Chinese economy. The presentation will include explanations on functions of the American Embassy in China. Participants will also visit the Wisconsin Department of Commerce Office in Shanghai, featuring a presentation given by the trade office director. This presentation will include information on how Chinese economy and commerce relates directly with doing business in Wisconsin.  

Post-orientation

Upon return from China, participants will attend a post-orientation to discuss experiences and outcomes of the trip.

Credits and Evaluation

BSAD 3750 is a 3 credit hour course. Students who participate in the China Short Study Course Tour will be evaluated on the basis of attendance at the orientation sessions, lecture presentations, and participation in group discussions. In addition, students will be required to write a research paper (about 10 pages) on a selected topic of interest. Students will also be expected to participate in all the organized site tours. A letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F will be assigned upon completion of the research report.

Eligibility

The China International Short Study Tour is open to all full-time UW-P students in good standing. There is no prerequisite for BSAD 3750. This course satisfies the International Education requirement.

Costs

Estimated Total Cost for China Tour.........$3,550
Includes all of the following: Airfare, lodging, meals-breakfast, local transportation, entrance fees, taxes, UW-System tour health insurance.

Program Details

The program includes airfare, lectures, hotel accommodations, breakfast, in-country transportation, guides, taxes and fees, and mandated UW-System health insurance. Financial assistance might be available form IBRC for qualified participants, based on need and first come, first serve basis.

Withdrawal

Up to eight weeks before the start of the program, all fees except the initial $250 deposit will be refunded. After this time, tuition, airline and housing cancellation charges are assessed. If the program is cancelled, all fees will be refunded. However, airline tickets maybe subject to penalties. Because exchange rates and airline prices fluctuate, the IBRC reserves the right to cancel, surcharge, or alter the program.

For additional information contact:
Louis I. Nzegwu, Executive Director
International Business Resource Center
Email: ibrc@uwplatt.edu
Phone: 608-342-1597