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Catawba College Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni to Make Business Study Tour of China

May 15, 2008

Category: Academics, Alumni, Business & Economics, Staff, Students


ChinaStudents, faculty, staff and alumni associated with Catawba College's Ketner School of Business will take a "Business in China" tour May 19-June 1.  The tour, coordinated by Associate Professor of Marketing, Dr. Jack Green, is offered through EF Education Tours and includes visits to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Those participating in the China tour in addition to Dr. Green include Kyle Overacker, a senior Business Administration major from Albany, N.Y.; Sarah Grochoski, a senior Business Administration major in the evening program from Rockwell, N.C.; Geoffrey Grochoski, Sarah’s husband; Anjelica Fresia, a sophomore Business Administration major from Jacksonville, N.C.; Bradley Ross, a senior Business Administration major from Freeland, Md.; Sheri Keithley, a senior Business Administration major from Huntingtown, Md.; Alicia Bean, a sophomore Business Administration major from Spencer, N.C.; George Johnson, class of 1977, President, Carolina Aircraft & NexGa, Inc., former Adjunct Professor for the Ketner School of Business and active member of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board; and Robert Van Geons, class of 1997, Executive Director, Salisbury-Rowan EDC, and active member and Vice-Chair of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board.Brad

BlogWhile the group is in China, student Bradley Ross will be providing a blog of his experiences which will be posted on Catawba's website. Read Blog »

The trip itinerary is as follows:

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hong Kong ;
  • Day 2 : Hong Kong ;
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    • Arrive in Hong Kong
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  • Day 3 : Hong Kong
    China ItineraryTake a guided tour of Hong Kong: ;
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    • Stanley Market ;
    • Aberdeen Harbour ;
    • Repulse Bay ;
    • Victoria Peak
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  • Day 4 : Shen Zhen ;
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    • Travel by train to Shen Zhen ;
    • Visit a factory in the economic zone
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  • Day 5 : Shanghai ;
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    • Fly to Shanghai ;
    • Take a guided tour of Shanghai:
      - Jade Buddha Temple
      - Yu Yuan Temple
      - Nanjing Road
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  • Day 6 : Shanghai ;
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    • Visit a company in Shanghai ;
    • Visit the Jin Mao Tower ;
    • Visit the Bund
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  • Day 7 : Xi'an ;
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    • Fly to Xi’an ;
    • Visit the ancient city wall
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  • Day 8 : Xi'an ;
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    • Tour a pharmaceutical company ;
    • Take a guided tour of Xi’an:
      - Big Wild Goose Pagoda
      - Ancient City Wall ;
    • Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum ;
    • See an IMAX show ;
    • Visit the Museum of the Terra-Cotta Army
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  • Day 9 : Beijing ;
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    • Fly to Beijing ;
    • Visit a hi-tech company in Zhong Guan Cun
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  • Day 10 : Beijing ;
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    • Take a guided tour of Beijing:
      - Tiananmen Square
      - Forbidden City ;
    • Visit a traditional tea house
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  • Day 11 : Beijing ;
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    • Take an excursion to the Great Wall ;
    • Take a rickshaw tour of hutongs
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  • Day 12 : Beijing ;
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    • Enjoy free time in Beijing
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  • Day 13 : Depart for home
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