Eric Nielsen, a sophomore accounting major and CBA Honors Academy student from Deshler, Nebraska, is one of seven College of Business Administration students in the program. He is excited to be going on this study abroad trip and will share his experiences with the CBA community in this blog.
The program will be based at Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC). ZUCC is located in Hangzhou, China,
about 110 miles southwest of Shanghai. UNL and ZUCC have a partnership and students transfer from ZUCC to
UNL every semester. ZUCC will provide sessions in Chinese language, calligraphy, history and culture almost
every weekday. Students will visit historic and cultural sites in Hangzhou on the weekends. Students will
also spend one weekend in Shanghai and four days in Beijing at the end of the program. The course taught by
the UNL faculty member will be a personal finance course. This material will be delivered through a
combination of afternoon lectures in China, assigned readings, completion of pre-trip assignments,
and educational activities in China.
Students will take FINA 260 (ACE 6) or BSAD 491 for 3 credit hours through UNL. Students may have the
opportunity to transfer 3 credit hours of general electives from ZUCC as well. Attendance at
pre-departure meetings, orientation sessions, and events/activities is required. Completion of all
readings and assignments stated in the course syllabus will be required to gain full course credit.
Some course assignments will be required before and after the abroad portion of the program. Students
should meet with an Academic Advisor within their major to discuss how this course can apply to his/her
Students will stay in either local hotels or the residence hall at ZUCC. A cafeteria is located
on campus for daily meals. In Beijing, meals will be at local restaurants. All lunch and dinner
expenses will be the students’ responsibility.
Numerous scholarships are offered for study abroad programs. Check with the UNL Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aid to see if your current scholarships can be applied or if there are
others available, (402) 472-2030. Students should also check with the
Education Abroad website
and the CBA Scholarships website
for more information. Other popular study abroad scholarships options are available
for Asia including the Freeman-Asia, Gilman International Scholarship, and many more!
Any UNL undergraduate student in good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply.
Apply online by February 1, 2016 at the
Education Abroad website.
Let’s face it, global business is migrating towards Asia, specifically China.
By participating in this program you will gain knowledge of Chinese culture along
with learning current Chinese business practices. Help yourself standout to
employers by experiencing some of the best features China has to offer. Not only
will you learn while in China, but you’ll also get to see approximately 15
historic sites within China such as The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City,
and the Terracotta Warriors.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Love South 110
Lincoln, NE 68588-4107
Phone: (402) 472-5358
Website: Education Abroad