Miami University Farmer School of Business (FSB) offers a Far East summer study abroad program throughout Beijing-Shanghai-Nanjing-Hong Kong; China; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; and Taipei-Chiayi, Taiwan. FSB also offers a summer intensive Chinese program at Tianjin Foreign Studies University in Tianjin, China.
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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Farmer School of Business at Miami University | 800 E. High Street | Oxford, Ohio 45056
- Phone: (513) 529-1712
- Summer Intensive Chinese Program Contact: Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages, Miami University, 172 Irvin Hall, (513) 529 – 2526
Locations: Beijing-Shanghai-Nanjing-Hong Kong; China; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; and Taipei-Chiayi, Taiwan.
The itinerary includes cultural tours, classes, and business field trips to Procter & Gamble-China, Jeep Company, LG-Philip Company, to name a few. You will also be assigned Chinese student partners from local universities who you will meet upon arrival.
This is an all-inclusive trip. The group flies together to each destination; all weekend expenses and most meals are included. Taiwan is the first stop on itinerary, an island with thickly-wooded mountains and beautiful beaches. Local universities host our group, and the schedule includes visits to manufacturing companies. Former students report that, thanks to the island’s generous people and beautiful beaches, Taiwan is often the favorite locale on the trip.
The group flies next to the beautiful city of Hong Kong, where you will be struck by the city’s distinctive combination of Asian and Western influences. Hong Kong boasts the greatest concentration of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region.
The group visits Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing, and Hong Kong to name a few of the cities. From Shanghai, a progressive and busy city where several companies are visited, you will travel to Nanjing, the nation’s former southern capital, and then to Beijing, its current capital. This cross-section of China will enable you to observe China’s dynamic and fast-changing business community as well as its more traditional cultural centers.
This program will take approximately 30 students. Priority will be given to rising seniors and business majors.
Miami University FSB Summer Intensive Chinese Program
Besides Chinese 101 and 102, all the credits count toward the major or minor in Chinese. In the past years, the program has attracted not only the students who are interested in Chinese language but also those who want to earn some credits in summer. For example, the program enables its participants to complete half of the requirements for Chinese minor. It also offers an opportunity to take Chinese classes to those who are unable to do so in regular semesters.
Every year there are students from the China Business Program participating in the Tianjin summer workshop. In terms of fulfilling the study abroad requirements of the CBP, the Tianjin Program and the Far East Program complement each other very well. The Tianjin Program usually begins a week after the Far East Program ends. Quite a few CBP students select to take advantage of the schedule to do both programs in one trip to China. By doing so, not only can they save a considerable amount of money but they are also able to fulfill the CBP's study abroad requirement in one summer. It is important to keep in mind that the two programs have different goals. While the Far East Program meets the needs of majors and minors in business, the Tianjin program emphasizes the development of language skills and fulfills the requirements in Chinese.
The Tianjin Program organizes excursions to historical and cultural sites as well as provides opportunities for students to travel on their own. Some of the places we visited in past years include Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Yunnan.
Location and host: The host institution, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, has one of the longest established programs teaching Chinese to foreign students in China
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