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China in the Age of Transformation


3 Weeks in China!

“To use the cliché line that going to China was the experience of a lifetime is a vast understatement”

Meghan Edgerle: accounting major

Davenport offers you the opportunity to experience China first-hand this summer, the world’s fastest growing economy and a major trading partner with the United States. Students begin their exploration of China at Ningbo University, DU's partner institution, in Ningbo, China, a thriving port city on the East China Sea. Stay in private rooms in campus dorms, make friends with Ningbo students, and visit various global enterprises and cultural sites such as Hangzhou and Putuo Mountain. The program then travels to the financial powerhouse of Shanghai and to the capital city of Beijing where students experience the Great Wall,  Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square.   

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Courses of Study

This program is available to all Davenport Students who have successfully completed 30 college credits, have a GPA of 2.5 or better and who register for study abroad course work.

Program Itinerary Includes:

  • The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square
  • Shanghai shopping, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden
  • Hanghzhou City: lakes, biking, and Buddhist temples



Take up to 6 credit hours in the following courses:

  • Management 357 -- Operations Management 
  • Management 745 -- Operations & Quality Mgmt
  • SABR 381 -- Study Abroad Experience 
  • CAPS 781 -- Business Study Abroad
Faculty Contacts

Program Faculty Directors:

Steve Bayus, MBA 


Neil Shepard, PHD

Office of Global Programs:

Stephen Snyder, PhD




Estimated program cost: $4,800**
** Pricing may change due to circumstances beyond university control.

Program cost includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Tourist Visa
  • Private room and most meals at Ningbo University
  • All scheduled business excursions
  • Local cultural tours
  • Three overnight excursions
  • Hotel lodging
  • Ground transportation for tours
  • Health insurance while abroad

Additional expenses:

  • Tuition and related course fees
  • Books
  • Bus and taxi fares
  • Passport
  • Personal expenses (shopping and entertainment) est. $900

Important Dates:

Application for Program - January 25, 2016

Payment deadlines

$25 application (with with application) - January 25, 2016 

50% of Total Program Fee - February 9, 2016

Final Balance of Total Program Fee - April 8, 2016

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