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Vietnam & China

Supply Chain in Vietnam & China : Ho Chi Minh City & Shanghai

2015 Travel Dates: August 15-29, 2015

Applications will become available in mid November, 2014. Please see Application Process for more details about how to apply. 

It is extremely difficult to succeed in business in Asia today without experiencing the differences in business climate, regulatory environment, infrastructure, and cultures. This trip will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience Asian business culture first-hand and learn the nuances of doing business in this increasingly vital part of the world.

Students will travel  to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Shanghai, China where they will focus on supply chain and logistics. Classes will be taught by PSU graduate faculty and supplement the learning with visits to various firms where the knowledge can be expanded through presentations by company representatives and site visits of factories, offices, etc. The students will be required to do reading before the trip and during, as well as research work following the program.

Past company visits inlcude: 
Nike, Vietnam
Becamex Industrial Park, Vietnam
UPS, Vietnam
Coca-cola, Vietnam
FedEx, China
General Motors, China

Program Costs




$2,320- $2,796
(dependent on your
current rate) 
$2,750 TBD

*Does not include $50 education abroad application fee

Draft Itinerary


schedule location
Day 1: Aug 15 Depart U.S. In Flight
Day 2: Aug 16 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Aug 17 Class 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4: Aug 18 Class 2, Business visit 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 5: Aug 19 Cultural visit, Mekong Delta tour Ho Chi Minh City
Day 6: Aug 20 Class 3, Busniess visit 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 7: Aug 21 Business visit 3, Business visit 4 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8: Aug 22 Flight to Shanghai Shanghai
Day 9: Aug 23 Optional Cultural visits (Urban Planning Museum) Shanghai
Day 10: Aug 24 Class 4, Business visit 5 Shanghai
Day 11: Aug 25 Class 5, Business visit 6 Shanghai
Day 12: Aug 26 Class 6, Business visit 7 Shanghai
Day 13: Aug 27 Class 7, Business visit 8 Shanghai
Day 14: Aug 28 Class 8 Shanghai
Day 15: Aug 29 Depart for U.S. In Flight

Note: Predeparture coursework will be completed online.

Led by Professor Cliff Allen 

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