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This workshop presents a study in comparison and contrast, as the group visits three powerful Asian nations. You will study in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. New this year the program will visit the Winter Olympic 2018 PyungChang Alpensia ski resort-Eastern coast.  Guest lecturers are prominent professors and industry practitioners in the region. Field trips include the corporate facilities of world-renowned companies such as Procter & Gamble-Beijing, General Electric–Korea, LG Electronics–Korea, Papa Johns–Korea, Toyota Motor HQ–Japan, Panasonic Electronic–Japan, Asahi Brewery Automated Plant–Japan, and IT/Tax consulting firms such as Deloitte & Touche–Korea and Ernst Young–Tokyo. Complementing these business visits are tours of historical and cultural sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City*, the Temple of Heaven* in Beijing, Jade Buddha Temple* in Shanghai, Humble Administrator’s Water Garden* in Suzhou, Zhouzhuang Water City near Shanghai, in Korea, World EXPO 2012 in YeoSu (Southern Port) on Korea-Southern coast, Jeju Island (A candidate for the UNESCO World 7 National Wonders)* Gyungbok Secret Palace* In Japan, Gold Pavilion Temple*, Niji Shogun Castle*, Rock Garden Temple*, Kiyomizu Water Temple*, and A-bomb Peace Museum in Hiroshima.

There will be organized opportunities in Korea and Japan for students to meet English-speaking students as well as Miami alumni.

*World Heritage designated by UNESCO


  • LOCATIONS: Beijing & Shanghai, China; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Kyoto, & Hiroshima, Japan.

  • DATES (tentative):   May 14 – June 19, 2013

  • INFORMATION SESSION: Information sessions for summer 2013 programs have ended.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are now CLOSED for the Summer 2013 program..

  • COSTS:  Projected tuition and fees paid to Miami are subject to change.
    • Program fee:  $6,300.00. Subject to change.  Covers airfare, all intra-country transportation, many meals, housing, entrance fees, etc.
    • Tuition amounts: In-state $4,262.60. Out-of-state may be $6,903.00. Subject to change. Out of state students receive REDUCED tuition when studying through this program.

  • PARTICIPANTS: Limited to 30 students. Priority will be given to rising seniors and business majors.

  • PRE-REQUISITES:  Junior standing (58+ hours by May 2013), and a 2.60 GPA (by January 2013).

  • COURSES:   8 credit hours


    • BUS 373,  Doing Business in Pacific Rim Countries (3)
    • FIN 299,  Legal Institutions and Capital Market Development  (3)
    • BUS 420,  The Environment for Business in the Pacific Rim (2)


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  • PRE-DEPARTURE SPRING MEETINGS:   Attendance is MANDATORY. Students are not to schedule any spring classes during these times.  Meeting times will be on Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. in FSB 0024. 
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: The Farmer School of Business scholarships are available to help with the tuition cost for those who show need.   No application is needed as all students are automatically checked for eligibility.


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