University of Houston-Victoria

Study Abroad

China

Beijing, Tianjin and Jinan City, China

BUSI 4391/6391 Leadership Management: Comparison And Application Between The East And The West
Summer 2020

The 14 night, faculty led study abroad summer 2020 program to Beijing, Tianjin and Jinan Cities, sponsored by the Wu-Feng Center for International Studies, offers UHV students a unique opportunity to build leadership and management capabilities, to become more competitive in the dynamic international business environment.

The program compares East and Western business techniques including several cultural and business visits. The course includes lectures and presentations by Chinese and American academicians and business executives. Chairman Wu, entrepreneur and sponsor, shares insights from his more than 50 years of hard and successful work experience and is the author of the course text book. UHV students will study with Chinese students and all lectures will be taught in English.

This course counts as a concentration or broadening course for the BBA degree and as a concentration course on the Strategic MBA degree plans. For more information students can review the 2020 China Course Schedule. Accounting and Non-business majors should check with their advisor.

The air fare from Houston to Beijing return is included in the price. Students will leave from Houston IAH airport on Air China direct flight to Beijing very early on Friday, July 10th  and return to Houston on Sunday July 26, 2020. Check in is at Houston IAH airport on Friday evening, July 10th at 10 p.m.

The Program Cost

  • Round Trip Flight ($1500)

  • Hotel Accomodation ($1000)
    14 nights of accomodation based on double occupancy (same gender)

  • In Country Transportation ($550)
    Transportation includes to and from the airports and all scheduled activities. 
  • Cultural Visits and Guides ($300)
    Admissions to scheduled events including the Summer Palace, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Home of Confucius, Tai Mountain, shipping and business site visits

  • Meals ($400)
    Most meals during the entire stay in China. Students may have to pay some meals during cultural visits and guides (approximate: $100). 

  • Guest Speakers/ Lecture Series ($750)
  • Total China Expenses $4500

Additional costs include:

  • Passport Application + Passport photos + Express Mail Fee ( apprximately $230)

  • Personal spending money 

     

Check-List:

  • Apirl 1st- Completed application along with the non-refundable application fee of $250
  • Apr 1st - Submit a copy of the biographical page of the passport, the passport expiration date must be no later than Feb. 1st 2021 or later. 
  • Apr 1st- Wu-Feng Scholarships Confirmation notification will be sent out to all students who completed the application along with the application fee
  • Apr 10th - Those with a pending passport application, must submit a copy of the biographical page of the passport no later than April 1st. Failing to submit the copy of the passport will run the risk of not making the Chinese Consulate appointment to receive the visa to enter China. 
  • May 4th - Payment of $2,250 is due 
  • May 11th- Students must order the International Student ID Card (Basic) card online (cost $30), mailing of the card may vary. As soon as you make the payment of $2250, go ahead and get the card processed. 
  • May 11th- Once the payment of $2250 is paid, go ahead and purchase your health insurance at Cultural Insurance Services International
  • May 25th - UHV Tuition due. Visit UHV Student Billing for more information * check with the Student Billing Department
  • June 1st - Complete the Chinese Consulate Visa Application (instructions will be provided May 25th)
  • June 2nd- Mandaory Pre-Departure Orientation and Visit to the Chinese Consulate. Mandatory Orientation is from 9am to 5pm at UHV at Katy. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from their home to UHV at Katy. 
  • July 10th - Check in at 10pm at Houston International Airport (IAH) 
  • July 12th - Arrive at Beijing and start program in China 

Scholarships:

A limited number of scholarships are available through the Wu-Feng Center for International Business Studies, up to $2,000 in value. Apply early.

Deadlines:

The application deadline is April 1st, 2020. To reserve a place and qualify for the Wu-Feng $2,000 scholarship, complete the application form and pay the $250.00 deposit through - within seven days of applying. Signed releases and a copy of the applicant's passport are also required. The deposit will be applied towards the program fee and is non-refundable unless UHV cancels the program.

Payment Schedule:

The remaining charges must be paid by the dates listed on this schedule:

  • Deposit of $250 upon application

  • Wu-Feng Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,250 by May 5th (It wont reflect in student account until end of May 2020). Students will be notified via email of the scholarship status. 

  • Tuition and fee due by May 25th * Check UHV Student Billing website for accurate dates. 

To apply, please complete the following forms:

  • Complete the Study Abroad China Tour Application 
  • Submit the application along with 
    • $250 Deposit
    • Biographical page of your unexpired passport (Expiration later than Feb 1st, 2021)

For more information please contact:

Donna Brinegar
Academic Advisor, School of Business Administration, University North Building Suite 212
Phone: (361) 570-4242 or (877) 970-4848 

News releases:

2015 Study Abroad Program 

2016 Study Abroad Program