This faculty led, Summer program is designed to expose students to experience Chinese culture and society, from an International Project Management perspective.
*The following itinerary is tentative and subject to change. Final itinerary will be given upon acceptance to program.
Phase 1 - On Campus at Illinois State University
Students will engage in 2 weeks of classroom learning prior to departure, including one field trip to the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Phase 2 - Overseas Study
Primary instruction will be Monday through Friday each week with weekends free for student research, personal interest travel and readings. There may be some evening programs scheduled along with time during the week designated for reading, writing, and reflection.
Stop 1: Beijing, China -
Students will fly from Chicago and arrive into Beijing, orientation will be held the next day, with school starting the second day in country. Programs and places visited will include:
Stop 2: Xi’an, China -
On the 5th day, the group will travel from Beijing to Xi’an, one of China’s most extraordinary cities. Xi’an was once the largest city in the world and the capital of 11 dynasties over the centuries. Programs and places visited will include:
Stop 3: Shanghai, China -
On the 7th day, the group will fly to Shanghai, a nexus point of ancient customs and modern technology. Programs and places visited will include:
Depart for Home
Phase III - Reflection
After arriving home, students will have one day off before completing the final project for the class. Information will be given by the Faculty Director.
Official program dates are listed on each semester’s Estimated Budget
To see how this program compares, view the Illinois State budget.
Participants of this program may be eligible for a scholarship:
Visit the scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.