China and Japan

"The opportunity to visit China through NU was an experience I will never forget. It allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and experience a new culture and country in ways I could never have imagined. I learned about differences in our cultures, but more importantly learned that we are really not all that different. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I would highly recommend it."

Julia Kling, student

Our two-week study abroad program to Taiwan and Japan allows students to be exposed to the new cultural environment of the global economy. This is a research and writing intensive course based on the philosophy of "learning by seeing." Participating students will earn three credit hours in management and satisfy the cultural diversity requirement (MGT 420 A21).

Prior to the trip, students will be required to conduct research and write a comparative paper on Asian and U.S. business practices. During the trip, students will visit Taiwan and Japan, interact with foreign professors and students, and share their views of U.S. culture through formal presentations. The students will have several lectures taught by foreign professors and write a journal to document learning outcomes of the trip. After the trip, students will be required to write up a final report to be reviewed by hosting professors.