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Taiwan National Palace MuseumJ-Term 2017: Taiwan Travel Opportunity for Business Students

Experience the Taiwanese business environment and culture first hand. CBA students as well as non-business majors have the opportunity to travel to Keelung, Taiwan, for two weeks in January 2017 (January 1-14) through URI’s J-Term.

Dr. Shaw K. Chen, associate dean of research and outreach, and Dr. Douglas N. Hales, professor of operations & supply chain management, will lead the trip.

Experience Global Business First Hand

Students will spend two weeks in Keelung, Taiwan, hosted by the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU). A key port for the global supply chain, Keelung is the base city for Evergreen Marine’s headquarters.

Trip Details

  • Dates: January 1-14, 2017.
  • Students earn 3 credits for BUS460 Global Supply Chain Management (a core requirement for SCM, Marketing, and Global Business majors). Students can opt to earn 3 direct study credits for BUS 491 or MBA 591.
  • Students are paired up in double-occupancy dormitory rooms on the NTOU campus.
  • Airfare and meals are included.
  • See program cost, application, and further details.
  • Application deadline: October 3, 2016.

Students participating in the Taiwan trip will be introduced to business in Asia, visiting a number of companies, and will observe the differences in how process improvement and supply chain practices are conducted in Asia as compared with the United States.

Participants will attend lectures delivered by the program directors, and will learn about the factors that impact the design and management of global supply chains. They will learn alongside Taiwanese students, covering subjects that include: Strategic Relationships Necessary for Supply Chain Management and Tactical Activities of Logistics, Purchasing and Operations from a Global Perspective. Studying these techniques in an Asian context will be valuable for students.

NTOU will offer students cultural classes as well as cultural excursions in Taipei and Keelung, which may include visits to:

  • Taipei 101 (the world’s tallest building from March 2004 to 10 March 2010),
  • Evergreen Marine (the 3rd largest shipping company around the world),
  • National Palace Museum Taipei (the National Palace Museum displays the world’s greatest and rarest collection of traditional Chinese art crafts and historical documents)

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