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Nanjing, China

The capital of China's Jiangsu Province, Nanjing serves as China's hub of education, research, and transportation. Rich in history, the metropolitan area has a population of over 5 million people.

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March 2009

By Liz Warren-Pederson

50 incoming Eller students to study in China

The classes and faculty are the same, but the context is completely different: this summer, 50 Eller College students will take their first-semester cohort classes in Nanjing, China.

The program originally had just 35 slots, but the college expanded the number due to student demand.

“Students who are interested in international business can’t learn about it just sitting in a classroom — they need to immerse themselves in other cultures,” says Sue Umashankar, director of the Global Business Program at the Eller College. “We are offering five classes abroad, so students can live and learn in China while earning credits toward their degrees.”

Over the course of eight weeks, the students will earn 15 credits of upper division classes taught by Eller College faculty. The program is available to business management and marketing majors who have been accepted into the professional phase of their Eller College education.

The students will live in a modern business hotel in downtown Nanjing from May-July while taking classes. Students will also participate in excursions to Shanghai and Beijing.

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