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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: The University of Georgia
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Internship, Lecture Classes With: UGA Students
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel, Shared Apartment
Work Opportunity: Yes Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Terry
Academic Area: Business Administration, General Business, International Business Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75 or above Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

Terry Shanghai
Business in China + Internship

The "Business in China + Internship" program allows students to explore three cities in China through a faculty-led study abroad (3 weeks) as well as gain practical skills through a business internship in Shanghai (6 weeks). Students will learn about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in/with China. We will discuss and analyze current issues. We will experience the unique culture, cuisine, and landscapes of these historic cities through expert-guided tours and activities. Orientation sessions for this program will be held during the Spring semester preceding the program. 

Program Locations

The 2019 itinerary includes travel to Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai.  China is an attractive destination for business students for many reasons. While, Shanghai is considered the financial and commercial capital of China, Beijing is the political heart and proud host of the 2008 Olympic Games. Xian, with its Terracotta Army forever poised to protect it, was a major gateway to the historic Silk Road--globalization 1.0. Nowadays, Shanghai is the hub of foreign investment in China, as more than 500 companies have established regional headquarters there. The city also boasts the busiest container port and longest metro system in the world. All three cities are sure to provide unique experiences of distinct regional cultures. 

Academic Program

Faculty instructor will be Dr. Mark Huber, Department of Management Information Systems.  Professor Huber has led numerous study abroad trips in China, England, and South America. Internship placement services, accommodations, and on-site support for interns will be provided by a partner organization in China.

Students will enroll in both of the following courses for credit. These courses satisfy upper-division general electives for business majors, and may satisfy additional requirements for MIS and/or IB majors. The academic program also fulfills UGA's experiential learning requirement. The internship is unpaid, but successful completion fulfills BBA degree requirements.

MIST 5780 - Globalization & Information Systems (3 credits)a
INTB 4800 - Internship in International Business (3 credits)b

a) pre-requisite for MIST 5780 is MIST 2090. 
b) pre-requisite for INTB 4800 is none; however, we recommend completion of 1 or more BBA core curriculum classes prior to internship.


Program Itinerary
This is a working itinerary and subject to change.

November 7 - Terry study abroad reception (returnees & new admits)
(Individual meeting dates in spring) Internship Resume Prep
March (TBA) Program Orientation
(Individual meeting dates in spring) Internship Interview
May 13, 2019 (Mon) Depart USA
May 14, 2019 (Tues) Arrive Beijing, check-in, welcome meal
May 15, 2019 (Wed) Class, orientation
May 16, 2019 (Thur) Class, company visits
May 17, 2019 (Fri) Class, cultural activity
May 18, 2019 (Sat) Beijing day tour
May 19, 2019 (Sun) Free day
May 20, 2019 (Mon) Great wall
May 21, 2019 (Tues) Class, transfer to Xian
May 22, 2019 (Wed) Xian day tour
May 23, 2019 (Thur) Terra Cotta Warriors & Muslim Qurter, transfer to Shanghai
May 24, 2019 (Fri) Check-in (activity tbd)
May 25, 2019 (Sat) Shanghai day tour
May 26, 2019 (Sun) Free day
May 27, 2019 (Mon) Class, cultural activity
May 28, 2019 (Tues) Class, company visits
May 29, 2019 (Wed) Class
May 30, 2019 (Thur) class, debrief, farewell meal
May 31, 2019 (Fri) Internship orientation
June 1, 2019 (Sat) Free day
June 2, 2019 (Sun) Free day
June 3-July 12, 2019 (Mon-Fri) Internship in Shanghai
July 13-14 (Sat-Sun) Return USA

Basic Accommodations
  • Participants stay in centrally located hotels and/or apartments (2-4 occupants).
  • Some group meals are included with local cuisine; however, most meals are on your own.
  • Group transportation via private coaches and local transit is included.
  • Domestic city transfers are included. International airfare is not included.
  • Chinese visa is included. Participants need a valid passport for visa process starting in spring semester.
  • Participants will receive a China SIM card upon arrival, and should have their mobile phone unlocked/enabled for SIM card.

Program Costs

See "Cost of Attendance" sheet at the top of this brochure for dollar estimates. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:
  • program fee for student travel, internship placement and visa;
  • tuition and fees for academic courses;
  • international airfare estimate; and
  • personal spending money estimate.
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, the Terry College and the UGA Office of International Education maintain scholarships for UGA programs that you should explore.


  • Open to all business majors and intended business majors who have completed one year of college in residence at the time of application.
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records, and strong references.
  • Enrollment is limited (likewise, a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
  • Pre-requisite courses, if any, will be enforced.

Admission Process

Admissions are rolling after the Oct. 15 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Accommodation Statement
UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center.  Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
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Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
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Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
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Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
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Arrangements for and quality of meals:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
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Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
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Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
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Value of the program in relation to the cost:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2018 Participant
This trip was an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience. I have made so many special memories and friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Samuel Ross Italiaander, Summer 2018 Participant
This experience was priceless in my eyes. Spending a summer interning in a financial hub such as Shanghai, while learning about the Chinese culture is an experience I will never forget and will reference whenever possible.

Summer 2018 Participant
"If you are looking for some excitement, a different experience, or challenge in your life, then this program in China can give you just that and more!"

Just do it! You will never regret this decision.
     — Stephen Ott, Summer 2018

This program is currently not accepting applications.