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International Program

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Travel Study China

The next travel study to China will take place May 10 - 24, 2015.

Program Description:

This year, the School of Business International Program will explore three Chinese cities, all of which will expand your collective cultural dimension. As a participant in China 2015, Beijing's many important historical sites - the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall - will give you greater perspective on China's cultural heritage. While in Shanghai, you'll tour US companies doing business in China to explore the nuances of international commerce. In Xiamen, you'll be welcomed by business students from Xiamen University, with whom you'll visit local Chinese businesses, compare cultures, and explore university life in China.

Locations & Travel Dates:

The China Travel Study will take place May 10 - 24, 2015. Students will visit Beijing, Shanghai, & Xiamen.
Application Information:

Applications are due January 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm. Application Instructions:

  1. Click on the following link to apply: Study Abroad China Travel Study 2015

  2. Sign in with your e-id and password

  3. Follow the instructions and complete the checklist of each application piece associated with your program

  4. Turn in your application as soon as possible, but no later than 4:30 pm on January 22, 2015. Please also make sure the faculty member has submitted your recommendation letter by that time.

Application forms and Information documents:

Travel Study Costs:

The cost will be $3,200 for students participating in the China Travel Study.
  • Included: Airfare, Lodging, Visas, Transportation between cities, Opening & Closing dinners
  • Not included: Meals, SIUE Tuition, and Incidental expenses

Credit & Course Requirements:

Students will be enrolled in GBA 489 for three credit hours. The course is taught in seminar format and students will be reviewed based on the value they add to the course. Students will be required to attend 4 mandatory pre-trip class meetings and possibly 1 post-trip meeting.
  • Course Requirements:
    • Presentation

    • Photo Journal

    • Personal Journal

    • Final Exam

    • Professional, responsible behavior, 24/7


To participate in the China Travel Study, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Juniors and seniors in good standing at SIUE
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Priority will be given to School of Business students

Travel Leaders:

Dr. Xudong Fu

(618) 650-5195

Dr. Tom Lavallee

(618) 650-3301

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Useful Information:

For additional information, contact the School of Business International Program:

Ryan Tite
School of Business International Program
FH 3301B; Campus Box 1051
SIUE - Edwardsville, IL 62026-1051
phone 618-650-2922

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