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January 3, 2012

UW-Eau Claire business students study in India; Read blog to follow their adventures

Twelve University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire business students will be studying in India January 2-17, 2012 during the university’s winterim session. The students will be accompanied by UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing faculty members Dr. Rama Yelkur and Dr. Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen.

The following UW-Eau Claire students are participating in the study abroad experience:

  • Abigail Eddy, a senior marketing major from La Crosse, WI
  • Heidi Ender, a graduate business student from Eau Claire, WI
  • Samantha Faber, a senior accounting and business economics student from Falcon Heights, MN
  • Joseph Freund, a sophomore business administration major from Bobcaygeon, Canada
  • Kindra Kressin, a senior management major from Champion, NE
  • Dustin Mitchell, a junior accounting major from Eau Claire, WI
  • Alex Molter, a junior IS, Business Analysis major from Elm Grove, WI
  • Ashley Moore, a senior business administration and Spanish business double major from Ashland, WI
  • Emily Norgaard, a senior marketing major from Eau Claire, WI
  • Sara Palmer, a senior business administration major from St. Croix Falls, WI
  • Valentina Rangel, a senior marketing-professional sales major from Eau Claire, WI
  • Yuchen (Felicity) Xie, a junior accounting major from Xi’an, China.

Students will study at Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), a top ranked business school. UW-Eau Claire students and faculty will stay at the Delhi University guest house, which is walking distance from SRCC.

An overview of their agenda is as follows:

  • January 2: Official first day of the program.
  • January 3: Welcome and inaugural meeting.
  • January 6-8: Travel India’s Golden Triangle, a circuit which includes Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, the site of the Taj Mahal. 
  • January 9-13: Attend lectures at SRCC and tour AC Nielsen, Honda, ITC Maurya Hotels and Parliament.
  • January 14-15: Tour New Delhi and Old Delhi.
  • January 16: Student team presentations. Each UW-Eau Claire student was put in a team with two SRCC team mates. Team members began collaborating on a group project using the UW-Eau Claire India winterim Facebook page and Desire2Learn site prior to the start of the program.
  • January 17: Last day of the program. Farewell activities and events.

To view photos and learn more about the students’ experience in India, follow the UW-Eau Claire student blog.

The UW-Eau Claire India winterim study abroad program is part of the business college’s GLOBE CHINDIA program, a program that develops and supports global opportunities for students, faculty and the business community in China and India. GLOBE CHINDIA is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Business and International Education Programs. For more information, contact Dr. Rama Yelkur, director of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business International Business Programs, at

Study in China, May 23-June 15, 2012

Applications are now being accepted through Feb. 13, 2012 for a two-week summer 2012 immersion experience in China for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students interested in learning about the Chinese business culture. The program is also open to students in all UW System schools.

The Chinese program, which will run from May 23 through June 15, 2012, will be held at Jinan University's Zhuhai campus, located in China's Guangdong Province. Class topics will include oral Chinese, international trade, international production and management, international transportation and distribution, and international investment. Ten days in Zhuhai will be followed by a three-day guided visit to businesses and historical sites in Hong Kong. Students also will visit the cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Students who participate will earn three credits for the course "BSAD 191: Globalization in China."

The program will be led by Dr. Jean Pratt, associate professor, UW-Eau Claire Department of Information Systems. For more information, visit the Center for International Education website or contact Pratt at; or Dr. Rama Yelkur, professor of marketing and director of the College of Business international business programs at

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