June 17, 2009 · Print This Article
(Orangeburg, S.C.)-The Great Wall of China, The Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’an, and The Forbidden City are just a few of the landmarks that 10 SC State students can expect to see when they travel to China on June 18, 2009 as part of an international study abroad program.
In fall 2008, SC State University’s Department of Business Administration was awarded a Business and International Education grant (BIE) by the U.S. Department of Education, which supports international study abroad opportunities for students. The BIE grant supports 90 percent of the travel costs to China.
Students were selected to travel to the international country based on the completion of a dead-line driven application process, grade point average (GPA), and a written essay on why they were interested in participating in the international study abroad program.
“This trip to China is a great opportunity in which our students will be exposed to an environment which is different from ours,” said Dr. David Jamison, associate professor of Marketing, and International Business Minor advisor, who will be accompanying the students on their trip. “Things have developed so rapidly in China over the last decade. It will be interesting for our students to see the businesses who have become major players in the economy and how they are evolving,” he continued.
During their trip, the students will tour five cities in China: Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yuangshou, and Shanghai. They will meet business managers and entrepreneurs within each city to learn about business practices, major clientele, production processes, and marketing activities. They will also learn about the economic conditions in China and how they compare to the United States.
The students are scheduled to return on Monday, June 29, 2009.