UMW in China | Summer Internships

Business AdministrationUMW in China

AboutTravel with Dr. Wei Chen to China for a one-month internship followed by a 20 day travel program across China with “The Dragon Tour”. Intern for a company in Beijing in one of the following fields: Business, Architecture, Finance, Accounting, Green Technology, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, IT, Legal, Logistics, Marketing, PR & Advertising, Media & Creative Industries, NGOs, Charities & Not for Profit, Tourism & Travel.

Program Dates
This 8-week trip takes place during summer break each year. 2014 dates are May 28th-July 14th.

Program Highlights
Upon arrival interns will attend a full day orientation on Chinese business culture and etiquette, followed by a welcome dinner. During the four-week stay in Beijing, besides interning for companies and organizations, interns will visit local and international businesses and organizations, participate in networking opportunities, and attend a variety of cultural activities like Karaoke night and learning to prepare Chinese dumplings, and can attend optional Mandarin lessons and volunteer activities.  At the conclusion of the internships, students will travel China for 20 days on “The Dragon Trip”. The trip visits 8 locations all over China and includes the un-missable sights, such as a visit to a deserted section of the Great Wall to watch sunrise, the Terracotta Warriors and a panda breeding center, and also stops at incredible off-the-beaten-track locations such as a mountain farm surrounded by waterfalls nestled in the heart of wild panda country, a visit to an orphanage near the Shaolin Monastery, bamboo rafting amongst karst peaks in Yangshuo and swimming in crystal clear lagoons in a bamboo nature reserve.

Interns will stay in serviced apartments located in the heart of the Downtown area or Central Business District. The apartments are always within walking distance to the nearest subway station. Participants share the apartments with one or two other interns of the same gender. Each person has a private bedroom and shares a bathroom, living room and kitchen. All apartments have central heating, air conditioning, Internet access, and a television. The apartment service includes provision and changes of bed linen and towels and weekly cleaning. There is a front desk reception and concierge service if required.

Students will enroll in the UMW Summer Course BUAD 473, Environment of International Business Seminar for 3 credits. All content for the course will be delivered while in Beijing concurrently with the one month internships. Students may elect to enroll in 1 to 3 UMW course credits for the one month internship, or may choose to receive experiential learning or global inquiry credit only. Students will pay UMW summer session tuition for their preferred number of credits. Tuition is not included in the program fee. While taking part in the course, students will:

  • Gain real-life experience in their field;
  • Expand their global worldview and learn to engage cross-culturally;
  • Gain insight in the workplace and grow their skill-set.

All internships taken for UMW credit satisfy the Experiential Learning general education requirement. Students participating in non-credit bearing internships may choose to fulfill the Experiential Learning or Global Inquiry requirement by contract with the professor.

Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.

Health InformationInternational travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations for UMW students by appointment, as well as travel information. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

How to Pay
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Register for this program in EagleNet no later than January 31, 2015.  A non-refundable deposit is due upon registration.  Registration is not confirmed until the deposit has been received. View our cancellation policy.

Program Fees
Total cost of the program is $5600. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon registration. The balance of $5,100 is dues by February 27th, 2015.

Included in Program FeeIncluded in the program cost are housing, guided trips, welcome and farewell meals, 24/7 emergency support, travel insurance, and the UMW Study Abroad fee.

Not Included in Program FeeThe cost of the program does
not include airfare, the international visa, personal expenses, meals, snacks, souvenirs, immunizations,
and UMW  summer session tuition.












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