Chinacontact Case studies

Itinerary: John Carroll University

Case study:
John Carroll University

Business school faculty

3 faculty
Nationality: U.S.A.
Trip Theme: Education
Dates and duration of visit: July 16, 2015 – July 28, 2015 – 13 days

Reasons for choosing China:

There are an increasing amount of Chinese students attending John Carroll University and faculty has found that they are having some difficulty connecting with these students and incorporating them into the university community. Additionally, the faculty would also like to encourage more students to study abroad in China, and want to explore the possibilities available for their students.

What were the goals in creating this trip?

For faculty to:

Chinacontact solutions

  • Peking Duck Feast
  • Tour of The Beijing Center – “The office, treasure, and library”
  • Meet and greet with TBC senior staff
  • Tour of the University of International Business and Economics where TBC is hosted
  • Beijing Olympic Park (Bird’s Nest and Water Cube)
  • Tian’anmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Silk Market
  • Great Wall
  • Explore village near Great Wall
  • Dumpling making class
  • Houhai lake area
  • Tibetan restaurant and cultural show
  • Overnight train from Beijing to Xi’an
  • Terracotta Warrior Museum
  • Grand Mosque
  • Dinner in the Muslim Food Street
  • Musical Fountain Show
  • Tour and cycling on the ancient city wall
  • Shaanxi Provincial Museum
  • Tour of Small Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Tour of Xi’an History Museum
  • Tour of Shanghai Old City
  • Acrobatic Show
  • Guided 5km walking tour at Old French Concession
  • Tour of Shanghai Financial Center (5th tallest building in the world)
  • Tour of Shanghai Tower (2nd tallest building in the world)
  • Night Cruise on the Huangpu River
Site visits

Company visits were created to give faculty a chance to experience the business opportunities for their students when studying or interning in China.

  • Beijing Siemens Cerberus Electronics Ltd (BSCE) visit
  • Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd. (TBEA)
  • Ocean Grounds


  • Introduction to Chinese History
  • Overview of Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Business Context
  • State Owned Enterprise in China
  • Taichi
  • Legal Environment in China
  • Starting a Business in China



Residual benefit:

Faculty members felt that they left with a greater understanding of the pressure that Chinese high school students face and an understanding of the mindset that Chinese students have when they enter university. They have also sent two study abroad students to TBC since their visit.

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