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Asia Summer Program

Asia Summer Program

We anticipate offering a Asia Summer Program travel experience in May 2022.  Check back in Fall 2021 for details.

Program Dates

  • Take BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs ASIA during the second half of Spring Semester (2 credits)
  • Travel to Thailand and China for 2.5 weeks in May
  • Take BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs ASIA during Summer Semester (0.5 credits, May only)

Regional Overview

A dynamic market, Thailand has become a firmly established industrialized country with an economy that relies heavily on exports. China dominates global headlines and challenges business leaders with both economic opportunities and pitfalls. Gain insight into and an understanding of Asia's economic opportunities and challenges as you meet with business and government leaders in these high energy locations.

Emily in Asia

Traveling to Asia was an experience I will never forget. The lessons I learned about business and culture around the world made me realize there is a lot to learn outside of the classroom. Because of the knowledge gained and memories made I would do this again in a heartbeat!

Emily Woolstenhulme

Additional Information

Program Details

Program ObjectivesAggies in China, visiting the Forbidden City

  • Develop global awareness through visits to businesses, government offices, international organizations, and significant cultural sites
  • Learn about specific companies, including a deep dive into the organizational mission, strategies, business practices, and product lines
  • Gain insight into opportunities in the global marketplace and learn how organizational leaders keep their organizations competitive in a constantly changing environment
  • Challenge students to think more broadly about how they will add value in the organizations where they will work.

Program Requirements

  • Good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Submission of a complete application
  • Interview with program leader (to be scheduled once application is submitted)
  • Mandatory enrollment in BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs ASIA during the second half of Spring Semester (2 credits)
  • Mandatory enrollment in BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs ASIA during Summer Semester (0.5 credits, May only)
  • Ability to walk up to 30-45 minutes, including on uneven ground, in hot, humid weather. Elevators or escalators may not be available in some buildings. If accommodation is needed, contact the USU Disability Resource Center (

Program Cost: Group student photo in asia

  • TBD

Students can apply for an Opportunity Scholarship, which will help cover some of the program cost. Amount TBD.

The Opportunity Scholarship application is currently closed. Contact Liz Allred at for more information.

FYI: Filling out a FAFSA application is not required to qualify for an Opportunity Scholarship for a global learning experience.

What do the program costs cover?

  • What is included: Program cost includes the program deposit of $200, the cost of summer tuition, and the following travel arrangements: in-country program transportation (air, train, bus, taxi), shared twin or triple hotel room with daily breakfast, program visits, excursions, medical/evacuation insurance, tips, portages, taxes, program field guide, and administrative costs.
  • What is not included: The following expenses are not included in the program cost and are the responsibility of each participant: roundtrip airfare (for example, a round trip ticket from SLC to the first program location, returning from the last program location back to SLC), transportation to/from the SLC airport, cost of passport and any required visas, immunizations, lunch and dinner during the travel period, and any personal expenses such as laundry, Internet, souvenirs, etc.

If students require assistance purchasing their round trip ticket, please contact Liz Allred, Program Director for Global Learning, at or drop by her office in EBB 309.

Video credit: Logan Ryker Hill, Asia 2019




Due to COVID-19, the Asia Summer Program will not be offered in May 2021. We anticipate, however, that the program will be offered in May 2022.

Please contact Liz Allred or Ginger Gonzalez at with any questions.

Travel Schedule

Schedule TBD at a Later Date


  • Students will share a twin room with the rare exception in some cases share a triple room.
  • Hotels will be either three or four star.

Travel Preparation

Visa Requirements

  • US citizens must have a visa to enter China. Thailand does not require a visa of US citizens. International student requirements vary and may require travel to Los Angeles or another city to obtain a visa prior to departure. All costs associated with obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the student.
  • The Office of Global Learning Experiences will assist all students in obtaining required visas.


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Helpful Information On Health and Safety

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For More Information, Contact: 



Lianne Wappett 

Lianne Wappett

Lecturer, Department of Data Analytics & Information Systems
Location: EBB 303A
Office Phone: 435.797.9475

Liz Allred

Liz Allred

Program Director, Global Learning
Location: EBB 309 (FJ Center)
Office Phone: 435.797.7621