Study Abroad: China

China

International Travel Information

Participants must have a valid passport and a visa to enter mainland China. The passport comes from the U.S. Department of State. The visa comes from the People’s Republic of China which has an office in Houston. 

You can get your U.S. passport on campus through the Learning Abroad office. And you can apply for reimbursement of the fees that you pay so your passport is (after a bit of paperwork) free but please note: "Students must apply at the U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility located in the Learning Abroad office on campus in order to remain eligible for reimbursement. No exceptions will be made.” The Learning Abroad office is located in the E. W. Cullen Bldg. Suite 105. For general information about U.S. passports and international travel go to the state department’s web site.

Because a copy of your passport is required to sign up for the trip and to get the Chinese visa, if you do not have one you should apply for one as soon as possible. Non-U.S. citizens may require additional processing time for the Chinese visa. It is the student's responsibility to verify visa requirements for their nationality. It is also the student’s responsibility to acquire all necessary visas. You cannot participate in the trip without a passport and Chinese visa. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for Hong Kong. 

For the Chinese visa, the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China office in Houston is the place to get it and can be found at this link. Complete the visa form before you drop your passport off at the consulate for visa processing. (They will keep your passport during processing in order to affix the visa to one of the pages in your passport.) For U.S. citizens, the visa fee is $140.

Arrival

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements. The program begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the hotel for an introduction to the program by the Bauer faculty and the on-site coordinator. Because most flights leave Houston in the morning and arrive in China the following day, students will have to depart Houston no later than Saturday, March 10. After arriving in Hong Kong the most economical way to reach the hotel is to take the MTR (high-speed train) from the airport and transfer to the free hotel shuttle at the MTR station. The cost for this is approximately HKD 90.00. Taxis are readily available at the airport as well and are several times more expensive than the MTR. 

During the Program

Transportation. We will arrange all travel during the program at no additional expense to the student. This includes day trips, tours, and visits to local businesses.

Communication. We will use the mobile app WeChat exclusively to communicate with students while on the trip. Participation in the trip requires you to download this application to your smart phone and join our group. The WeChat group will facilitate effective communication for all travelers. You should explore international cell phone calling plans before you travel but if you decide not to use your cell phone for calling and data due to the expense, WeChat will work where wifi is available. Wifi is ubiquitous in China. 

Departure

The program ends on Saturday, March 17 with your hotel check-out. Students may depart at any time that day. Students are responsible for their own departure travel arrangements. To get to the airport, take the free shuttle from outside the hotel to the MTR terminal and check your bags at the MTR terminal. There is no need to carry your checked luggage on the MTR . Unlike the arrival flight, students leaving Hong Kong on Saturday will arrive in Houston the same day.

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Course Details:

Courses to be during Summer Session II timeframe from May 29 – June 4, 2017

  • All coursework outside of the weeklong trip to Paris will be online

 

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Although the itinerary for this trip is still tentative, past trips have included:

 

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MANA 7353 Regional Issues in Global Management: Asia

  • Dr. Steve Werner
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

 

MANA 7397 International Environment of Business

  • Professor Daniel Currie
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

 

Tentative Itinerary
  • Company Visits
  • Market Study
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Personal Time on Own