View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for additional information.
This study abroad program is conducted within the context of management and international business courses offered by the College of Business, and offers the unique opportunity for a limited number of students to gain knowledge about conducting business in another culture/foreign environment, and to obtain specific in-country experiences regarding international business and management opportunities in foreign countries.
The program will travel from May 21 - June1, 2013.
Students will travel to Bejing, China and Shanghai, China.
The cost of this trip is $3,300 program fee + $604.98 instructional fee (per class) + $175 Study Abroad Fee (includes international medical insurance). Please note that an initial registration fee of $1,000.00 is due when enrolling
The registration fee can be paid with any major credit card. We cannot accept checks or money orders. Additionally, we cannot add the initial registration fee to a student's Panthersoft account. The registration fee will be deducted from the program fee.
The program fee includes round-trip international airfare, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy), ground transportation (as indicated on the itinerary), entry to cultural and business visits, and daily breakfast.
Students will be responsible for any and all personal and/or additional expenses including (but not exclusive to), travel visas, passport fees, currency exchange fees, Internet fees, faxes, phone, lodging incidentals (i.e. room service) or extensions, meals not covered in the program, appropriate tips, vaccinations/inoculations, and any other voluntary tours or excursions not covered in the program. Gratuities are not included and will be collected at the start of the program. Information about gratuities will be provided during one of the on-campus meetings.
To participate in this study abroad program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
All students are required to take the mandatory MAN 4956 course and may select one additional course (for a maximum of 6 credits). Students should check the prerequisites for the courses they wish to take before applying. Our office will get an advisor approval for the classes selected and will automatically register the student once approved.
The following itinerary is a preliminary itinerary, that is subject to change. Students will receive an official itinerary prior to departure. This is not a complete itinerary, it is presented here to provide students with an idea of they can expect during their trip.
|day 1||Tuesday, May 21, 2013|
|»||Depart the U.S. for Shanghai (Meals n/a)|
|day 2||Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Shanghai|
|»||Arrive in Shanghai (Meals on your own)|
|»||Meet our guide and transfer to your hotel with city orientation given by guide en route.|
|»||Check in to hotel.|
|day 3||Thursday, May 23, 2013 Shanghai|
|»||Full Day Company visits
US Commercial Service “Doing Business in China” (Lunch & Dinner on your own)
|day 4||Friday, May 24, 2013 Shanghai|
|»||Full Day Company visits AMCHAM Presentation ( Lunch & Dinner on your own)|
|day 5||Saturday, May 25, 2013 Shanghai|
|»||Visit Yu Garden; Explore Chenghuang Miao; Transfer to Tianzifang for free time to explore (Lunch & Dinner on your own)|
|day 6||Sunday, May 26, 2013 Shanghai|
|day 7||Monday, May 27, 2013 Shanghai - Beijing|
|»||Take G2 (0900/1348) the high speed train from Shanghai to Beijing|
|»||Packed lunch box en route|
|»||Meet your Beijing guide|
|»||Check in hotel|
|»||Explore central Beijing and dinner on your own|
|day 8||Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Beijing|
|»||Full Day Company visits Kimberly Clark Presentation|
|»||Lunch & Dinner on your own|
|day 9||Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Beijing|
|»||Full Day Company visits Hyundai Motor plant tour|
|»||Lunch & Dinner on your own|
|day 10||Thursday, May 30, 2013 Beijing|
|»||Visit Tian’anmen Square and tour the Forbidden City; Transfer to Mutianyu (1.5h); Take cable car up to the Great Wall and hike along the wall; Take the cable car down from the Wall or descend by toboggan (Optional: Fee not included in program) Lunch|
|»||Dinner on your own|
|day 11||Friday, May 31, 2013 Beijing|
|»||Lunch & Dinner on your own|
|day 12||Saturday, June 1, 2013 Beijing-Miami|
|»||Return back to the U.S.|
|»||Transfer to the airport. Depart Beijing for Miami (Meals n/a)|
Financial Aid is available for this study abroad program. Students who wish to use financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, etc) to help cover the cost of this program must speak with Financial Aid (305-348-7272) to discuss their individual needs.
While we do our utmost to accommodate students with financial aid, please be aware that it is the students responsibility for paying the balance of this program by the due dates. In the event the disbursement date of the financial aid funds occurs after our due date, students will be responsible for paying the balance out of their own pocket by such time
For any questions regarding academics of this program, please contact the program director for this program:
Dr. Doreen Gooden
Dept. of Management & International Business
ACII 135A (Biscayne Bay Campus)
Phone: (305) 919-5514
Please be mindful of the due dates listed below. Failure to turn in the requested documents by the due date may result in removal from the program and forfeiture of all monies paid. Our office will not make any exceptions to any student. Students must adhere to these dates in order to successfully participate in this program.
|1.||Balance Payment||April 11, 2013|
|2.||Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa||April 11, 2013|
|Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.|
|3.||Submitted Medical Information Form||April 11, 2013|
|4.||Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below)||April 11, 2013|
Cancellations received by April 11, 2013 will be eligible to receive a refund, less a $100 dollar processing fee. Written notice of cancellation is required. We regret that cancellations received after April 11, 2013 will not be eligible for refunds due to financial commitments to various vendors.
Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend two on campus meetings prior to the departure of the trip. Attendance is mandatory. Lunch will be provided to the students. Students who cannot attend must e-mail the professor and CIBER in advance and will be required to obtain any missed information. Parents and spouses are always welcome to attend these meetings, but please know these meetings will mainly discuss the course curriculum.
The following scholarships are available for this program:
|Nearly all students traveling to China will require a visa to enter China. Chinese visa is $155 per person..
To simplify the process and assist all students, we will send the visa applications, as a group, to the visa office to be processed.
Students must submit the following documents to our office no later than MAY 3, 2013 by NOON. We will overnight the package to the visa office to process. The process takes 4-5 business days. The visas and passports will be handed back to the students by the 2nd meeting.
To enroll into this study abroad program, please complete the online application by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below. You will be required to make an initial registration fee of $1,000.00 with any major credit card. The remaining balance will be added to your Panthersoft account once you have been enrolled in the classes.
In addition to the online application, students must submit the following documents to our office by the due date listed above:
The application is not considered complete until these documents have been received. We cannot receive fax copies of these documents.