China Field Studies: Business and Culture

China, Asia Past Program Interdisciplinary

Duration of Program:

(Subject to change)

Date of Departure:  May 15

Two nights in Shanghai (May 16-17)

  • Nanjing Road shopping district

  • The Bund along Huangpu River (the most classic scene of Shanghai featured in numerous movies)

Two nights in Hangzhou (May 18-19)

  • Host of the G-20 Summit

  • Tour of West Lake (Xi Hu)

14 nights in Kunming (May 20-Jun 3)

  • Live on campus at Yunnan Agricultural University

  • Dining provided in student cafeteria

  • Lecture series on business and culture

  • Cultural experiences

  • Day tour and field trips

  • Mandarin Chinese lessons

  • Interaction with local students

Date of Return:  Jun 3 (option to deviate and continue on personal travel)

Immerse in China’s Business and Historical Culture

May 1-11, 2017 Pre-Departure Orientation and Lectures at Langara (2 weeks)

May 15-June 3, 2017 in China (3 weeks)

Program Fee: $2,689 (Subject to fluctuation due to change in itinerary and/or exchange rate)

LOWER FEE:  $1,939  --The subsidy will be limited to the first 20 applicants. (Fee is subject to fluctuation due to change in itinerary and/or exchange rate)

NOTE: Generous awards and scholarships are available to all qualified applicants.  Please contact Kenneth Wong or Financial Aid office for more information. 

Equivalent to:
International Business 2000: Introduction to International Business AND Asian Studies 1225: Contemporary China

Total: 6 University-Transfer Credits

Instructors Kenneth Wong and Li Yu will lead you through an 19-day itinerary to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Kunming in Yunnan Province, packed full of experiential learning through visits to local businesses, as well as historical and cultural sites.  

Shanghai, the financial centre of China, brings together the old and new in one mega metropolitan city. 

Hangzhou, host of G-20 Summit 2016, is a showcase of Chinese culture with both architecture and natural sceneries, including the famous West Lake. 

Kunming, a.k.a. the "Spring City", is a popular destination for its mild climate, even in the summer. It is also home to some of the largest agricultural industries in the country. 

The Yunnan Agricultural University will offer a lecture series, complete with cultural experiences.  Students will live on campus while in Kunming, and therefore have plenty of opportunities to interact with local students and instructors.  Most weekends and evenings will be kept free for your personal exploration.