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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Nanjing, China; Shanghai, China; Shenyang, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2017 02/15/2017 02/22/2017 05/23/2017 06/03/2017
NOTE: Ensure that you have a passport that is valid six months or longer past the end date of the program at the time of acceptance.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Minimum GPA:
2.5 (Undergraduate), 3.0 (Grad Students)
Class Eligibility:
Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Academic Department:
Business, Political Science
Number of Credits:
Program Advisor:
Jessica Tharp
Course(s) Offered:
INTB 4028, INTB 6028, PSCI 4995, PSCI 5995
Faculty Leader:
Dr. Chen Ji, Dr. Stephen Thomas
Business School, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Program Description:


  • Receive briefings from US and Chinese officials, scholars and journalists on various political, economic, and business issues of China today
  • Brace yourself as you hike China's most famous landmark, the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling
  • Experience China's culture through its museums, temples, and ancient palaces


The objective of the course is to introduce students to important historical, political, and economic perspectives on doing business in China today as well as formulating US-China relations. This intensive field study in Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, and Nanjing will provide students with a general introduction to Chinese history and an overview of modern China's economics, business, political and cultural environment.

Learn through a combination of lectures by CU Denver faculty, guest lectures, field trips, and seminars with experts on each day's topics. Visit US-China joint venture operations as well as other foreign-invested companies for chance to interview their managers.

The Window on China is complemented by excursions consisting of multiple business, government and cultural sites that help meet the main objective of the course, which revolves around a prominent relationship between the U.S and China.

Innovation Works, Buffalo Investments, AsiaSat, GE Global Health, Wellhope Argo-Tech, and Shanghai General Motors are among the businesses and government sites to be visited.



Course Information

  • 3 Credits
  • INTB 4028/6028
  • PSCI 4995/5995
  • Housing



    $4,400 (approximately)

  • Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, some meals, domestic airfare, train ticket, and international health and evacuation insurance
  • Not Included: international airfare, most meals, visa fees (~$250 for US Citizens), and personal expenses
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    Faculty Leader

    This program is directed by Dr. Chen Ji and Dr. Stephen Thomas

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    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid

    CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that May programs are considered part of summer term financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.


    CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

    CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.

    Additional Scholarship Information

    We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: