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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Summer
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Lead Faculty: Michael Neugent Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

China Great wall group

Program OverviewChina forbidden city

This Lindner College of Business study abroad program gives an essential perspective of competencies needed to do business in China, along with historical and cultural influences affecting business relationships.  Students learn first-hand through lectures, discussion with leading academic and professional experts, company visits, and cultural sightseeing. Complete an International Business minor over summer semester.  During the month of May you complete 6 credit hours associated with your program in China. You can also use these 6 credits to satisfy your language/study abroad requirement.   Return to campus the second half of summer semester and take additional classes.  
Tentative Itinerary:
Friday Depart Cincinnati
Saturday Arrive Beijing
Sunday Great Wall and Olympic Park tour
Monday AM: Company Visits
PM: Company Visits
Tuesday AM: Academic Lecture on Chinese Economy
PM: Company Visit
Wednesday AM: Academic Lecture
PM: Visit Summer Palace
Thursday AM: Company Visit
PM: Company Visit
Friday Silk Market Visit
Saturday AM: Depart for Chengdu
PM: Group dinner
Sunday Visit Panda Breeding Center
Monday AM: Academic Lecture
PM: Company Visit
Tuesday AM: Company Visit
PM: Free afternoon
Wednesday AM: Company Visit
PM: Sichuan Opera
Thursday AM: Leshan Buddha
PM: Emei mountain overnight
Friday AM: Return to Chengdu
PM: Free Afternoon
Saturday AM: Flight to Shanghai
Sunday AM: Sightseeing
PM: Dinner with ECNU students
Monday AM: Academic Lectures
PM: Cultural Activity
Tuesday AM: Company Visit
PM: Cultural Activity
Wednesday AM: Flight to Hong Kong
PM: Cultural Activity
Thursday AM: Company Visit
PM: Cultural Activity
Friday AM: Company Visit
PM: Free Afternoon
Saturday Depart from Hong Kong


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LocationChina Leshan

Beijing (population 15 million, formerly Peking) is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural capital of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The program includes visiting Beijing’s most stunning cultural sights the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven Park, and the Great Wall.  Our university partner is Beijing Jiatong University

Chengdu (population 11 million), the fifth most populous city in China, is an important transportation and communication hub.  The region is known for its Sichuan cuisine. Day trips include the panda breeding center and Emei Mountain and the giant Buddha.  Our partner university is Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)


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Who Can Participate?

Business students who have completed their junior core (MKTG2080, INTB3080, OM3080,and MGMT 3080) by the end of the spring semester are eligible to apply.  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

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Academic Program and Course InformationChina tea ceremony

Maymester:                 May 13- 31  (includes travel to China)
INTB 5011                    Study Abroad: Doing Business in China
INTB 5030                    Managing Cultural Differences

All students in this program are required to enroll in INTB5011 AND INTB5030 during the summer semester.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Michael Neugent, Director of MS Finance program, Educator

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Living Arrangements

Students stay in university guest house hotels on university campuses. 

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Getting There

A group flight has been arranged from Cincinnati to China.  Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office.

Transportation between cities within China is included in the program fee. 

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Program Costs

View a cost breakdown for the China program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business.
Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Summer 2018 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB 5011 and 5030.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.
UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lindner International Programs
203 Lindner Hall

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This program is currently not accepting applications.