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 2 - March 11, 2018. 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 2, 2018.
March 3
  Arrive in Beijing.
March 4
  Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Flower market, rickshaw ride through Hutongs, Calligraphy class, lunch with local family, Urban Exhibition Center, Wal-Mart Store, Din sum dinner
March 5
  Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Sacred Way, Jade Factory, 2008 Olympic site, flight to Chengdu
March 6
  Giant Panda breeding research facility, Szechuan cooking class, New Century Center (world's largest building), hot pot
March 7
  Coke factory tour, Jinli or Broad Narrow Alley, People's Park, play mahjong at a tea house, flight to Shanghai, transfer to Suzhou
March 8
  Tour/presentation at RTP, lunch with RTP executives, Benchmark Electronics, transfer to Shanghai, The Bund
March 9
  GM-Shanghai Joint venture, Tour Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room (world's largest - opening 2017), Tea Ceremony, FASTCO, ETA Time and Space show
March 10
  Shanghai Tower (world's 2nd-largest building), silk company, Renmin Park, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Buddhist Longhua Temple, shopping, subway ride, Huangpu River night cruise
March 11
  Maglev Museum, Maglev train to airport, flight back to U.S.
The 2017 cost was $3641 (after scholarship). The cost for 2018 has yet to be determined.

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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