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Introduction to Global Engineering, Innovation and Trends, China and Japan

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Beijing, Shanghai China, Osaka, Japan
Course # SA 10524
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 06/12/17 to 06/23/17

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Program Leader

Name Wei Qiu

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description
Why wait to experience Purdue Engineering? Join this short-term study abroad program and give yourself a competitive edge before the formal start of your Purdue education! Participants will be inspired to develop a global mindset by personally experiencing the impact of globalization on consumer trends, product design, and workplace teamwork, with a focus on China and Japan. Participants will reflect and develop their intercultural sensitivities by immersing themselves in two different cultures and languages. Participants will bond with fellow Purdue students and local young people during the program. Program highlights include (subject to change due to availability) Welcome dinner with Purdue Alumni in Beijing, visit to the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven and Tea Ceremony experience, Olympic stadium "Birds nest" & Water Cube, Engineering lectures and company visits (Beijing) high speed train to Shanghai, visit to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, The Bund, Shanghai History Exhibition Museum, Yuyuan Garden and Chen Huang Miao (City God Temple Shanghai) Acrobatics Show, Osaka Japan Sumo class experience (optional) Kyoto Japan, temples, Nijo Castle, Osaka University, Company visit in Osaka, Japanese Cooking workshop in Kobe, Kobe Earthquake Museum, Nishijin Textile Center Visit, Farewell dinner with alumni in Osaka. [This summer study abroad program for prefreshmen engineering students is part of a Capacity Building Grant funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Partners of the Americas.]

Academic Credit

Earn 2 credits for ENGR 19500.


You must be an incoming freshman for fall 2017 and have been accepted into the College of Engineering. You must accept your offer to attend Purdue. You will need to write a 500 word essay on why you want to participate in this program and what you hope to learn. Students in the Global Engineering Learning Community will be given preference. In order to apply on the Study Abroad website, you must have a Purdue Career account ID and password set up.

Program Cost

Program cost is estimated at $2370 (for those using their $1000 Purdue Moves Scholarship) plus air. Program cost includes housing, flight from China to Japan, all ground transportation, breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 2 dinners, all activities on the itinerary, 2 credits, excursions, and international health insurance. Once accepted, students will apply for the Purdue Moves Scholarship of $1000 which is guaranteed for Purdue Undergraduates participating in an approved study abroad program. Students from China and Japan are not eligible for this program.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until program reaches capacity. Please email your 500 application essay to and for review. A maximum of 20 students will be selected.

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