Study Abroad Office

China Study Tour


Great Wall

This program alternates summers with the Japan Study Tour. The China Study Tour is offered next in Summer 2013.


Location: Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, China
Course: BA 3283 International Business and Society (3 credit hours)
Dates: May 25 (depart for Beijing) - June 8, 2013.
Participants are responsible for their own airfare and should plan to will fly into Beijing and fly out of Shanghai. Participants may wish to extend time in China by arranging trips to other areas.

Professors: Hung-Gay Fung

Course Description: The purpose of the study tour is to explore and appreciate the business and cultural environment of China, to gain a deeper understanding of how business people do business in China, to meet with Chinese leaders of government, business, and educators, and to have cultural experiences in a Chinese environment. Participants of the two-week program will travel to Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Shanghai to study the business and cultural environment of these cities. Students will stay in 3-star hotels with a roommate of the same gender (i.e. 2 students per room).

The trip includes visits to the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City.

Eligibility Requirements: UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

Estimated Costs*

Tuition (3 credits, 2013-2014 rates) $947.40
Program Fee $1,780
Airfare $1,700
Meals & Personal Expenses $500
Total $4,927.40

*Subject to change. Non-credit fee: $840

Program Fee Includes • international health insurance • accomodations with shared occupancy • all meals • transportation within China • museum and tour entrance fees • lectures, company, and factory visits • visits to historical sites • entry visa for China • welcome and farewell dinners

Not Included in the Fees • round trip airfare (estimate: $1700, St. Louis- Beijing, Shanghai-St. Louis) • personal expenses (estimate $500 depending on personal habits)• passport costs
You may apply for a passport in the Office of International Studies and Programs Passport Application Acceptance Facility on UMSL's campus.

Sample Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 1 - Beijing - Arrival and welcome dinner
Day 2 - Beijing - Visit the Summer Palace, Great Wall, and Culture Appreciation
Day 3 - Beijing - Visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Bird's Nest Stadium, and Gongfu Tea Ceremony
Day 4 - Beijing - Institution visits and lectures (Enterprise Bank & BIT)
Day 5 - Beijing - Visit the Capitol Museum, shopping. Night train to Nanjing.
Day 6 - Nanjing - Tour local businesses, parks & gardens, museums, lectures on China
Day 7 - Nanjing - Tour local businesses, parks & gardens, museums, lectures on China
Day 8 - Nanjing - Tour local businesses (Chinese and Chinese-joint venture firms)
Day 9 - Nanjing - Tour local businesses (Chinese and Chinese-joint venture firms)
Day 10 - Nanjing - Tour local businesses (Chinese and Chinese-joint venture firms)
Day 11 - Nanjing - Hangzhou City - Visit Wuzhen, Hangzhou City, and Songcheng.
Day 12 - Hangzhou City - Visit Westlake, Depart for Shanghai, Shanghai Huangpu River Night Cruise
Day 13 - Shanghai - Tour of Shanghai and shopping
Day 14 - Departure

For additional information:
Hung-Gay Fung; College of Business Administration ( 314-516-6374)
Nate Daugherty; Study Abroad Coordinator ( 314-516-6497)

Important Dates:
Application and Deposit Deadline: February 4, 2013
Additional Documents Deadline: TBA
Remaining Program Fee Deadline: TBA
Online Orientation Completion: TBA
Mandatory In Person Oriention: TBA

Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office. Forms are available online only.

1. UMSL Study Abroad Application Form
2. Non-refundable** $500 deposit (due at time of application)
3. Scholarship application and scholarship essay (UMSL students only)
4. Non-UMSL applicants are required to submit a $100 application fee. The application fee is separate from the program fee and is payable by check or money order to 'UMSL'.
5. Non-UMSL students must also submit a letter of recommendation and transcript.

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Study Abroad Office, 261 MSC
Attn: China Study Program
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Application and non-refundable deposit of $500 are due by February 4, 2013.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation:
Faculty-led program participants are required to complete the online study abroad orientation, which covers health and safety topics, culture shock, and much more. Participants may or may not have to attend an in-person orientation; you will be notified by the program coordinator via e-mail regarding the specific requirements for your program. Non-UMSL students residing in the St. Louis area are welcome to attend. Please notify the Study Abroad Office if you will be attending so that we may send you a parking permit and directions. Details and location.

Important Information Regarding Fees and Registration:

There are two fees for faculty-led programs:Tuition and Program Fee. Each fee must be paid separately.

1. Program fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to 'UMSL' and submitted to the Study Abroad Office. Credit cards are NOT accepted for program fees.
2. Tuition will be billed to your student account by the Cashier's Office after registration is complete. Non-UMSL credit participants will be notified via e-mail by the Study Abroad Office as to how they can make payments online or through the Cashier's Office. If not participating for credit, the non-credit fee is payable by check or money order made payable to 'UMSL' and must be sent to the Study Abroad Office.


* UMSL reserves the right to revise the program fee if there are fluctuations in the exchange rate. Participants are responsible for any increase in rates.
**Deposit will be refunded only if you are not selected to participate in the program or if the program is cancelled.

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