See Asia first-hand, walk the Great Wall, pet tigers, ride elephants while learning!
China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong
Since Marco Polo’s visit in the 1260’s, travelers have been drawn to the mysterious and fascinating cultures of Asia. Today Asia is home to some of the world’s largest cities and most vibrant economies. During on-site business visits, you will learn about branding, marketing, supply chain, finance, trade policy, human resources, and business strategy directly from business professionals and government officials in multiple markets & countries. Excursions to cultural and historical sites support academic content and provide personal insight into the diverse cultures and people of Asia.
Previous participants noted: “Helped me grow & understand international business & culture so much better” and “…I grew to love Asian people and cultures much more than planned.” The program is open to all qualified students, and is especially designed for undergraduate business majors and minors wanting to personally experience and see the most fascinating economies and markets in the world —ASIA beckons you!
Students will visit leading companies including any of the following:
• Japan: Toyota, Motomachi Motors, MITI experts, Disney, Seiyu
• China: Deloitte, US Embassy, Honeywell, Silk Factory, Urban Plan
• Thailand: Mattel, American Chamber, Boutique Hospital, PwC
• Vietnam: Nike, Wood Product factory, Micro-Credit, US Consulate
• Hong Kong: Marriott-Ritz International, Huawei Electronics, Walmart
In addition to the Hong Kong & Tokyo LDS temples, see culture sites:
• Japan: Kyoto temples (Nijo, Kiyomizu, Kinkaku-ji, & Sanjusangendo) & Tokyo sights-Tsukiji Market, Tokyo Tower, Meiji, Diet, & Ginza district
• China: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Sq., The Bund, Pearl Tower, Yuyuan Gardens, Museum of Art, Temple of Heaven
• Thailand: Grand Palace, Tiger Temple, elephant rides, River Kwai
• Vietnam: Reunification Palace, Cu Chi Tunnels, French sector mkts.
• Hong Kong: Victoria Peak, Stanley & Night Markets, Hong Kong Harbor
Academic Program Details
Students will receive 7 credit hours (1 credit for the prep course and 3 credit hours each) for:
- BusM 430: Introduction to International Business
- BusM 490R: Topics in International Business
This program will fulfill course and foreign experience requirements for the Global Management Certificate offered by the Marriott School.
Eric Doman, Director of Global Supply Chain Career Mgmt. worked in Japan as a logistics consultant for 2 years and led Global Supply Chain activities across Asia for 13 years for a Fortune 500 company. This is his 2nd Asia study abroad program.
Preparation for Study Abroad
- All students who are accepted into the program are expected to register for a one-credit pre-departure preparation class held Thursday evenings from 4-6 p.m. during second block of Winter semester 2014
- Part-time BYU students and non-BYU student will need to pay an additional $250 tuition fee for enrolling in the required pre-departure class.
Where do Students Stay?
Students will stay in hotels or hostels. All housing and travel will be arranged by BYU international Study Programs.
What Funding Sources are Available?
- Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to Business Study Abroad Programs.
- Students who submit the financial aid section of the International Study Programs (ISP) application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office will be considered for a study abroad scholarship awarded through the Kennedy Center.
- Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may assist: kennedy.byu.edu/isp.
- Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/isp/online/app.
- Application deadline: 2 December 2013
- Early applications are encouraged.
- Applicants will be contacted for an interview by the director or the GMC.
- Students from all majors on campus may apply; however, preference is given to business majors and minors.
- ISP and the GMC reserve the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.
How Much Does This Study Abroad Cost?
Students need to pay the $25 ISP application fee. After acceptance into the program, students will be expected to the estimated $6,500–$6,800 program fee. BYU requires each student leaving campus to get HTH Worldwide health insurance, however this fee is included in the program fee. Undergraduate tuition, airfare, group tours, accommodations, visa fees, medical insurance, and approximately one-third of all meals are included in the program fee.
Students will be responsible for the remaining meals, and any other educational and personal expenses incurred during the program.