China and SE Asia Study Abroad
September 1 - 13, 2012
China and Vietnam
We plan to visit Hong Kong, Da Nang and Quang Tri Province. In Hong Kong students will visit HK-based multinational corporations and study at Lingnan University. In Vietnam we will visit Da Nang, Non Nuoc beach, selected as one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet by Forbes magazine. Students will have an opportunity to explore the tourism industry and study at Duy Tan University. International service learning projects in Quang Tri Province with PeaceTrees will help students to understand challenging development issues in this dynamic economy. We hope you will join us!
ECON 494/594: International Economics and Development in East and SE Asia
The subject matter of international economics consists of issues raised by the problems of economic interaction between nations. This course address these problems by examining trade policy in developing countries, controversies in trade policy, and economic growth, crisis, and reform in Asia, with emphasis on Vietnam-Hong Kong strategic partnership in the region to foster economic growth and development.
Instructor: Quan Le
MGMT 494/594: Evaluation of Strategic Opportunity in East and SE Asia
This course will explain the drivers behind China's meteoric rise. We will consider the particular role of the special economic zones of which Shenzhen is the prime example. In connection with this we will study the role of Hong Kong as a driver to the mainland economy. The course will involve a project that will explore developments that ultimately open up opportunities for the next wave of economies like Vietnam.
Instructor: David Reid
We plan to hold three pre-departure meetings in which we will introduce the courses, help students understand the course requirements, the study tour schedule, and their responsibilities. Students will also learn about Asia culture, business etiquette, and political and economic status, and about the places and institutions we will visit. After the study tour, we plan to have a debriefing session and collect final papers. Students will be required to keep a daily journal and we will grade the journals for integration and reflection. In addition, students are required to participate in all company and institutional visits and to write an integrative report on topics appropriate to the course(s) they are taking on the study tour.
Academic Service Learning
Students will have an opportunity to work with PeaceTrees Vietnam, a Seattle-based humanitarian organization, in Quang Tri Province on international development projects through academic service-learning.
Registration and cost
Cost: $4,000 + tuition
* Undergraduate students can register in the spring or summer quarter