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GSU - Study Abroad in Transition Economies: China
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2016 02/15/2016 ** N/A 08/08/2016 08/21/2016

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Marta White, Dr. Tad Ransopher
Sponsoring College: J. Mack Robinson College of Business Sponsoring Department: Managerial Sciences, School of Accountancy
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

 

CHINA: Study Abroad in Transition Economies
 
 
AUGUST 8-21, 2016
6 SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT

THE PROGRAM 
Georgia State University’s Study Abroad in Transition Economies: CHINA gives students an opportunity to see, hear and study firsthand the experiences and perspectives of managers in China. The program focuses on the impact of economic, political/legal, social and cultural factors integrating theory and practice for accounting and management. We’ll visit a variety of organizations in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, including the Three Gorges Dam, with the opportunity to examine:
• The role of business in society
• Public-private sector relationships
• Strategic management
• Foreign business valuation
• Business and economic development
• Transfer pricing
• Foreign taxation
• Human behavior in the workplace
The opportunity to interview managers and other professionals in China adds a significant dimension to the program. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying management and accounting/tax principles in the cross-national context. Many students regard this program as their most fulfilling university learning experience.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2016
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations

TENTATIVE ITINERARY 
August 08: Atlanta - Beijing
August 09:  Arrival Beijing
August 10-12:  Beijing
August 13:  Beijing - Xi’an
August 14:  Arrival at Xi’an 
August 15:  Xi’an-Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise
August 16: Yangtze River Cruise - Fengdu (Ghost City)
August 17: Yangtze River Cruise - Small Gorges  (Shennong Stream)
August 18: Yangtze River Cruise -Three Gorges Dam, Arrival Yichang/Shanghai
August 19-20: Shanghai
August 21: Shanghai - Atlanta
 

ACCOMMODATIONS
Accommodations are provided in Western-managed, first-class hotels.

DISABILITY  ACCOMMODATIONS
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the program director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
 
ELIGIBILITY 
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors.

CREDITS AND COURSES
Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive six semester hours of course credit at Georgia State. Graduate students should register for MGS 8860/ ACCT 8660 and undergraduate students should register for MGS 4860/ACCT 4660. Students from other institutions should follow their school’s regulations concerning transfer credits.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students interested in applying should find this program’s listing at www.mystudyabroad.gsu.edu. 
Transient Students: please see the Transients Student section under the Explore & Apply tab.
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2016
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of application

 
COST
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.
The program cost is tentatively set at $6,000, PLUS Georgia State tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
 
Price Includes
· Round-trip airfare
· Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
· Cruise on the Yangtze River
· Daily full-course breakfasts and most other meals
· Travel between cities, excursions and entrance fees
· Visa for China ($160 included; if citizenship requires additional fees, those are not included)
· Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
 
Price Does Not Include
· Georgia State tuition and fees
· Passport fees
· Additional meals
· Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
 
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$500 deposit with application
March 31, 2016– Remaining balance
(all payments are non-refundable upon receipt)
 
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
 
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit mystudyabroad.gsu.edu and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information

CONTACT

Program Directors:
 
Marta Szabo White, Ph.D.
Address:
35 Broad St., 10th Fl.
phone:
404-413-7555
e-mail:
mwhite@gsu.edu
 
Tad Ransopher, J.D.
Address:
35 Broad St., 5th Fl.
phone:
404-413-7229
e-mail:
acctdr@gsu.edu