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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Central, Hong Kong; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Shanghai, China; Shenzhen, China; Suzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Program FCOB Operations tab 1

All roads lead to Rome; all business leads to China. China - an "increasingly diverse $11 trillion economy" - remains a top exporter of manufactured goods and a major demand center. After completing your 1.5-credit Spring Semester course on campus, travel to Hong Kong and China in May 2019 to better understand how companies are adapting and innovating their operations strategy to ensure the success of their global investment. Discover how 5,000 years of rich history translates to one of the largest markets of today.


The Chinese landscape is far from homogeneous - with 23 provinces, 4 municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 special Administrative Regions. The program begins in Hong Kong, including a tentative visit across the northern border to Shenzhen. Students will then travel to Shanghai, with a tentatively scheduled day excursion to Suzhou, the "Venice of the East."  Finally, journey to Beijing, the capital of China and home to the Great Wall.  

Tentative business meetings in Shanghai include GM-SAIC, Crown Equipment Co, NFL China, etc. Tentative business meetings in Hong Kong include Lee Kum Kee, LF Logistics, Modern Terminal, etc. Tentative business meetings in Beijing include Didi. 

Tentative cultural tours include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Lamma Island, Victoria Peak, Po Lin Monastery, The Bund, Humble Administrator's Garden, etc.


You will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Resident Directors

Steven Dickstein
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams



Courses and Credit FCOB Operations tab 2

BUSADM 2798 - SA04 Study Tour: International (1.5 credits)
2019 Spring Semester Second Session
Thursdays (2/27/19-4/22/19), 7:20-8:40pm in Schoenbaum 210
Prof. Steven Dickstein

The course is designed to integrate industry expertise with a global context and prepare you for your meetings with companies in Hong Kong and China. Course content will include a macroeconomic view of the country in the context of the surrounding region, introduction to doing business in the region, historical overview and future projections for the local economy.

This course can count as elective credit for Logistics majors and International Business minors. Please consult with your advisor for more information. 



Application Requirement FCOB Operations tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

You must include an updated resume.
  • Enrolled as undergraduate student at OSU
  • At least sophomore standing
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • No student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action"
  • Complete BUSML 3380 or BUSMGT 3230 or BUSMGT 3130 before the dates of travel
  • Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.

Fourth year students graduating in May are ineligible. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs FCOB Operations tab 4

You are responsible for paying:
  • The Ohio State University tuition
  • Program Fee: $3,352 (does not include international airfare)
  • $150 application fee

This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, visa, all breakfasts, three group lunches, and one group dinner. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (immunizations / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.

If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, you will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions FCOB Operations tab 5



U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


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I gained valuable experience navigating a foreign country and learning about the culture.  Being immersed in the culture is much more rewarding just learning about it.
     — Spring, 2017 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/15/2018
11/30/2018 05/05/2019 05/18/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to/from the US
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA

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