Experience China

During this Spring Break, ride a rickshaw, climb the Great Wall, cruise the Huangpu River, visit the panda breeding center, tour businesses and experience Chinese culture. Visit business and cultural sites in 4 major Chinese cities from March 3 - March 12, 2017. Students in all majors are welcome!

Travel Study counts as 3 credits. Credits will count as general electives or credits in Business Administration major, Human Resources major or management minor. Pre-trip meetings prior to departure.

Some of the Travel Study highlights include:

  • Beijing: Northern China, capital city/political center, home to many ancient cultural sites such as the Great Wall
  • Chengdu: Southwest China, major economic and technology center, branches for over 250 Fortune 500 companies and home to Giant Pandas
  • Shanghai & Suzhou: East China, China’s commercial and financial center, largest Chinese city fueled by economic development and modernization


Leave the U.S. for China March 3, 2017.
March 4
  Arrive in Beijing.
March 5
  Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Flower market, residential tour of Hutong by rickshaw, Calligraphy class, Wal-Mart Store visit and Local food street at night.
March 6
  Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Way, Jade Factory, flight to Chengdu.
March 7
  Arrive in Chengdu. Giant Panda breeding research facility, Cooking class and tasting, People's park, Mahjong study, Jinli or Broad Narrow Alley, sample local food for dinner.
March 8
  Jinli or Broad Narrow Alley, New Century mall - world's largest building, Premium auto dealership, Flight to Shanghai, bus ride to Suzhou.
March 9
  Tour of RTP, Benchmark Electronics, Grand Canal boat tour, bus ride to Shanghai.
March 10
  FASTCO, Coke tour, Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, Tea Ceremony, Shanghai circus world ERA intersection of time show.
March 11
  Shanghai Center, Shanghai Urban Planning and Exhibition Museum, Hongfang Creative Industrial Zone (Arts), Silk Museum, shopping, The Bund, Huangpu River Night Cruise, Subway ride.
March 12
  Maglev Museum, Maglev train to airport, flight back to U.S.
$3641 (after scholarship)

China Travel Study cost includes:

• 4 Star-Hotel accommodations
• All meals
• Admission fees for all site visits
• Local transportation and tour guides
• Company visits and meetings
• Flights - International and between cities
• Visa and Travel insurance
• 3-credit course tuition for the Travel Study course
• *Each student will be awarded a $500 scholarship from the Business Administration Dept.

Financial aid may be available to eligible students.

For Financial Aid questions contact Dana Engel at DEngel@winona.edu, International Programs Maxwell Hall.

Past China Trips

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