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International Study Tour

What is the Study Tour?

    

(Nanjing, China)                        (Shanghai, China)

This 10-day study tour is organized by the Nazarian College of Business and Economics and by its Chinese partner, Nanjing University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), in Nanjing, an ancient capital in Eastern China. It intends to expose its students to a new international context, especially for students who have never travelled internationally and/or who are unfamiliar with foreign cultures. The study tour encompasses lectures on international business, management, and on the local cultural environment. It features business visits of local organizations and visits to places of interest. Its program is adapted to the diversity of the Nazarian College’s majors.

This study tour is not credit-earning and will only accommodate 15 students.

Travel Dates

June 10 - 21, 2018

  • Departure: June 9, 2018 from LAX
  • Return: June 21, 20178 to LAX

Destination

Nanjing and Yangzhou (Jiangsu Province) and Shanghai, China

Study Tour Educational Content

A mix of lectures from the Nazarian college lead faculty and from NUST faculty hosted at NUST, business visits of local organizations, and visits to places of interest. Visits in Nanjing, Yangzhou, and Shanghai are organized by NUST. NUST will associate some of its students to CSUN students and will participate in the lectures and other activities.

Important Dates

Please submit the completed application form and required materials online in Qualtrics by December 1, 2017.

  • November 09, 2017 - Application opens
  • November 15, 2017 - Screening of application start 
  • December 01, 2017 - Application closes at 11:59pm
  • December 11, 2017 - Selection notification start
  • Early February 2018 - Selected students provide passport for visa application (first preparation meeting) 
  • June 09-21, 2018 - Study Tour

Housing

Provided at the Nanjing University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) facilities and one or two nights in Shanghai.

Cost

Students will pay $700 for this study tour which include international airfare, Chinese visa, local transportation, food, housing, visits of places of interest, and business visits. The Nazarian College supports this trip by covering the expenses beyond these $700 for each student participant. Students have to provide for their personal expenses such as souvenirs or meals outside the common activities. We advise students to plan for approximately $300 for these personal expenses. Students will pay a deposit of $400 in January 2018 and the balance of $300 in April 2018, according to modalities to be announced.

Eligibility

  1. Must be majoring in any of the undergraduate degree programs of the Nazarian College at the time of the trip.
  2. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.7 and CSUN GPA of 2.0 at the time of applying.
  3. Completion at least of 60 units and Bus302/L at the time of the trip.
  4. Must have a passport valid for international travel available no later than January 31, 2018.

*Note: Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have no prior international travel experience.

Application

The application process is online and the application form is available here.

This application includes personal, academic, and financial information, as well as an essay that describes the interest of the applicant for this study tour.

Participating students will be asked to attend meetings taking place before and after the trip (preparation and debrief). Additionally, participants are expected to contribute to the future internationalization efforts by sharing their trip experience through various formats of the marketing campaign which may include written reports, oral presentations, and attendance to study tour promotion events.

Passport & Visa

A travel visa issued by the Chinese government is required for visiting the country. The Nazarian College has contracted with a travel agency to help with visa application in early February. Participants who already have a passport need to check the expiration date. If the expiration date is before January 31, 2019, then the passport needs to be renewed before it can be submitted for visa application. Due to new regulations of the Chinese government, individuals born in any Middle-East country will need to obtain their visa in person at the Chinese General Consulate in Los Angeles.

Additional Information

The organizers and the student participants will follow a rigorous preparation schedule to ensure a safe, rewarding, and pleasant study tour full of learning, discovery, great memories, and fun.

Once students are approved for the trip, they will be enrolled in a class in Canvas. This class will have a webpage with all the necessary information and the Canvas functionalities of communication.