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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Hangzhou, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Program Costs: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Varies 05/12/2020 05/25/2020

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Program Description:
SPRING course with May travel, 3 credits
Spring Class Meetings: TBD
Faculty: Linda Kinney & Jeremy Bentley

Course Overview
Chinese Culture and Business is a three-credit course made up of on-campus seminars in the spring semester and a 14-day study abroad experience in China. Through readings, class discussions, a research paper, and a field trip to China, students will learn about Chinese culture and history, the emerging power of the Chinese economy in the world marketplace, and how current experts do business in China. The field trip will include the major cities of Shanghai and Beijing. We will visit a number of businesses where students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with local business experts, a number of local universities where students can get a better idea of Chinese culture from local buddies, as well as a number of famous cultural attractions to experience Chinese history.


Dates and Details
This is a spring semester course, with class meetings in the spring and travel during the second half of May. Spring semester meetings will be arranged based on students' availability. The program fee is estimated to be approximately $5,100, which includes lodging and transportation within China as well as admission fees for cultural attractions. The program fee does not include the airfare to China. Students will be required to make a $750 deposit upon application to the program, the balance of which will be due in March. Students will also be expected to obtain passports, visas and immunizations, and to cover any additional expenses such as shopping and entertainment.

Isenberg School of Management applications receive priority, but non-Isenberg UMass Amherst students may apply.