On May 22, 2009, sixteen students and three faculty members boarded a flight from Washington, DC to Beijing. Their ultimate destination was Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian, China. Five accounting students completed three credits of the cost accounting requirements in their major—eleven students studied international economics and fulfilling the international requirement for the Perdue School professional degree. But more importantly, these students developed relationships with their Chinese counterparts by studying with them, exploring local city sights and even challenging their new friends to a little pick-up basketball and sidewalk hackysack! Read about their adventures in their own words. In addition to studying in Dalian, the trip included visits to the Asian economic powerhouse of Shanghai and the venerable Chinese capital of Beijing, with its ancient palaces, luxurious gardens and ultimate climb to the Great Wall.
If you want to explore a new country while staying on track in your degree program, the Perdue Global Programs offer the best of all worlds. Consider the summer China trip as your introduction to the people, culture and phenomenal economic growth that is part of this rapidly evolving country. Who knows? Perhaps you too will return to Asia for a longer visit or even consider an international internship as the ultimate global experience and resume builder. One thing we can guarantee—you will not regret the trip or the investment in your future.
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