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Explore China this summer


Join Dr. Maria DaCosta from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Economics, on a three-week trip to explore to the business culture of China at Jinan University, Zhuhai campus, May 21-June 5, 2018. A combination of pre-departure lessons, on-site lectures, and tours of important business and cultural sites will give you an overview of China today.

You will experience the language, culture, food, and business etiquette while in Guangdong and Hong Kong. The main part of the program will be held at Jinan University-Zhuhai campus, located on the southern coast of China on the Pearl River Delta. The location of Zhuhai, along with the deep-water port makes it a major attraction for foreign capital. There will be business and cultural visits in Zhuhai and its surrounding area. In addition to ten days in Zhuhai there will be a three-day guided visit to businesses and historical sites in Hong Kong.

While in China, you will be paired with a Chinese "buddy" who will help you navigate Chinese culture outside of the formal framework of the program. Past students rated spending time with their buddies as one of the highlights of the experience.

Applications are being accepted now through February 2, 2018.

Who should attend. The program is open to undergraduate students with at least sophomore standing by the start of the program, and graduate students. The associate course for the immersion is INTB 362/562, which satisfies three credits of the university's GE III, R2 of the LE requirements, and the university's service learning and foreign culture requirements. Eligibility requirements include at least a cumulative GPA of 2.6, good academic standing, and completion of ECON 103 or 104.

Costs. Total estimated undergraduate cost: $3,943. This program is approved for FLIIE Blugold Commitment funding in the amount of $1500.  This means, that instead of a program fee of $2300 which covers all lodging, transport, and activities while in China, the new cost will be $800. This brings the full estimated cost of participation in the program to $3942 (this includes the three credit course registration). Scholarships are available to high achieving students (3.0 GPA or higher) with high financial need. Preference is given to students with a multi-ethnic background. The scholarship offered through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Scholarship application instructions will be sent to students once they have been accepted into the program.  View detailed cost information.

Total estimated graduate cost: $5,769. View detailed cost information

Other information. In preparation for this study abroad experience, you will participate in 15 hours of a pre-program introduction during the spring 2018 semester.

For more information. Contact Dr. Maria DaCosta or Shanti Freitas, UW-Eau Claire Intercultural Immersion coordinator, UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs. Visit the program's website


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