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Business & Culture in China

Location: Chongqing, Taiyuan, Chengdu, and Beijing - China
Dates: May 24-June 16, 2016 (exact dates TBD)
Courses: Econ 399, Bus 494
Accommodation: hotel; student dormitory
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Will Morrison, Sage 1481, 424-1138

The program provides students the opportunity to learn about the development of China as a major world economic power. The students will read articles and attend lectures on topics such as US companies in doing business in China and Chinese companies doing business in the US . We will also explore the environmental issues in China, the vast geograpy of China, China's development of the interior of the country, and China's minority groups and discuss key cultural aspects. The students will also learn basic Chinese phrases. A goal of the trip is for the students feel comfortable with Chinese culture and food which can be quite different than what they are used to. 

The trip will inlcude trips to businesses with ties to Wisconsin. We will meet with local business leaders in Chongqing that will present lectures on China and business in China. We will visit Taiyuan which is a city with historical importance to the Chinese financial system. Finally we will visit Beijing. In Beijing we will visit many culture sites such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, and The Summer Palace. We will also be arranging a visit to a Wisconsin-based businesses located in the Beijing area.  We will visiting the interior of China which is an area that is often overlooked by visitors. This area is very important to the development of China.   

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