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PHOTO: CSULB College of Business Administration students in the Survival Chinese class

​The Confucius Institute at CSULB offers several options for those interested in learning more about Chinese language and culture. One of those options is Survival Chinese, a part of the short-term study abroad course Travel Study to China (CBA494A/GBA694A), which is offered in partnership with CSULB’s College of Business Administration. The course consists of two parts covering language and culture, with a special focus on business activities.

Students in this unique international course are trained to be competent in Chinese language for use in business communications and etiquette. Guided travel to the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shenzhen provides students with an understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political environments of doing business in East Asia, with a special emphasis on China.
Learning tasks based on different topics help cultivate the ability to use Chinese to solve common professional problems that may arise in business dealings as they are practiced in and around China.

CSULB Professor Robert Chi will lead this year’s trip. Dr. Chi received his BS degree in Management Science from National JiaoTung University in Taiwan; his MS degree in Management Information Systems at University of Wisconsin-Madison; and his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Chi has served on numerous advisory boards, is a frequent speaker in the U.S. and abroad, and has published many research articles in academic journals. He is the founder and Chief Editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, and also the founder of Journal of Service Science.

This year, Travel Study to China takes place from May 31 to June 13, 2018. The course is open to all CBA majors as well as staff, faculty, alumni, and community members (if space is available). Learn more at CSULB's Education Abroad page.

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