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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.

China at a Glance

Site: Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC)
Location: Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China
Language of Instruction: English
Subjects: Business and Cultural Discovery in China
Credits: FINA 260 (ACE 6) or BSAD 491 – 3 credit hours; possibly 3 transfer elective hours
Housing: Residence Hall at ZUCC, Hotels in Shanghai and Beijing
Program Length: 4 weeks from May 10-June 5, 2015
Type of Program: Study Abroad - UNL Sponsored
Approximate Costs (2014-2015): Review the MyWorld Budget Sheet
Eligibility: UNL Undergraduates, all majors/minors, 2.5 GPA required
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
Social Media: #UNLChina

Program Highlights and Opportunities

Business Community

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.

Course of Study

Business Community

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 degree.

Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Expand Nebraska students’ understanding of the global business environment by providing with an up close experience of the language, culture and business environment in China.
  2. Gain a global perspective only possible through travel by visiting the most populated country in the world.
  3. Experience the geography, history, art, language and culture of China, and interact with local residents and business leaders.
  4. Learn rudimentary elements of Mandarin Chinese language: greetings, counting, asking for directions.
  5. Learn how to navigate through a non-English speaking city.
  6. Gain an understanding of how language, culture and customs affect business operations and strategies.
  7. Gain knowledge and experience needed to understand the costs and benefits of economic globalization.
  8. See how local entrepreneurs have capitalized on globalization, and also see the challenges they face in the future.
  9. Meet with local businesses and discuss the opportunities and difficulties of operating in China and in the global market.

Living Arrangements

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!

Application Process and Deadline

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.

Why the China Program Stands Out

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.


Williams, Glenn
China Faculty Program Leader
CoB 425 K
Fax: 402-472-5140
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Finance
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Finance
CoB 423
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490


Mostek, Jennifer
Assistant Director of International Engagement and Advising
CoB 125 G
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Business Advising and Student Engagement
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Business Advising and Student Engagement
CoB 125
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405


Education Abroad

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Love South 110

Lincoln, NE 68588-4107

Phone: (402) 472-5358


Website: Education Abroad