We are excited to announce that for this year’s study trip we will be going to not only one but three major cities in China: Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou!
We will be visiting Hong Kong as the city is filled with Western influence combined with Chinese roots and discover the mixture of cultures. Furthermore, we are going to explore two booming manufacturing cities Guangzhou and Shenzhen. There are many undiscovered attractions to visit and the successful stories of the established companies to hear. The shimmering lights of the most admired skylines are also in these three cities. What are you waiting for? Come join our journey and explore the Southeast part of China with us!
From left to right: Çanci Apon, Carmen Chi, Jun Xian Weng (Head of IR), Jessica Tang, Summer Tse
I joined last year’s study trip and came up with the ultimate excuse to go again: being part of the international relations team. This year, my responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the university visit and cultural activities.
As part of the IR committee, I am also responsible for arranging company visits and activities to make sure you have an amazing experience during the study trip. On a side note; be sure to ask me if I know how to get to the location, as I do not have a sense for directions at all.
Jun Xian Weng
I am the head organizer of the Study Trip 2016. I will make sure that you will have a memorable adventure in the far east.
I'm responsible for giving my insight on practical matters and translating during the Study Trip, since I had lived for more than 10 years in Hong Kong and Shen Zhen. Cantonese is my mother tongue and I'm fluent in Mandarin.
As an active member of IR committee, I am responsible for searching for accommodations, companies and fun activities for our study trip. I am very excited that we will be visiting these three major cities in Canton since my roots are from here!
Sun Yat-Sen University
This university was founded in 1924 by Sun Yat-Sen, also referred as “Father of the Nation” in the Republic of China. The university is a cultural balance of the old, ancient and modern and is ranked about third throughout the nation by the largest accreditors. During our visit, we will be accompanied by international students to introduce us to the ambiance of studying there. Furthermore, Sun Yat-Sen will be offering a lecture about doing business in China where we will be able to hear the ins and outs of businesses in China!
Recap: Study Trip 2015!
When will it take place
The study trip will take place from 21st of March 2016 until 30th of March 2016. We will be staying in Hong Kong for 4 days and the remaining days we will be exploring Shenzhen and Guangzhou!
The price for our Study Trip 2016 is €799, which includes the flight tickets, accommodation, Hot Spring entry ticket, most of the transportation costs, and selected group activities costs.
How to apply
To sign up for the Study Trip 2016, you can send your CV and motivation letter (max. 1 page) to [email protected]. Based on these we will select you for an interview at our office N3-07 at the Erasmus University.
You can submit your application from now until January the 24th, 2016. We aim to inform you of our decision as quickly as possible, but you may not receive a decision until the end of the deadline.
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