In all countries in which we operate, we organise study tours in all fields such as medicine, social, economic, etc. according to the interest of the group. Study tours which include visits to organizations, companies and research institutes and courses and discussions with local experts, can be combined with recreational activities, excursions, intercultural training, short-term volunteering, etc. We plan all study visits individually, while focusing on the budget of the group, for example in terms of accommodation options. The course content can be adapted to the knowledge level of the participants.
This offer is aimed at both university and school groups, as well as organizations and companies who want to make themselves and their employees familiar with the host country.
The following is an example of a 7-day study tour in Shanghai of
"Manufacturing in China".
Day 1 (Sunday)
Arrive in Shanghai, dinner together at the accommodation.
Day 2 (Monday)
After breakfast, 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.: City tour of Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden, Town God Temple, People’s Square, Nanjing Road, The Bund, etc.
3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.: Introduction to the program and official welcome by the guest lecturers at the Fudan University, Shanghai.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
After breakfast, at 9.30 a.m.: Lectures and discussion with professor of Fudan University, Shanghai. Themes: "Bonding Exercise - Issues and Challenges for Leadership in China" and "Emerging Corporate Landscape in China: Issues and Challenges".
After the lunch break, case study simulation (2.00 p.m - 8.00 p.m.): "Towards Strategic Marketing in China".
8.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.: lecture on: "Decision Making Styles and Shadow Management in China"
Day 4 (Wednesday)
At 9.00 a.m., bus to Suzhou; around 11.30 a.m., arrival in the Suzhou Industrial Park, one of the largest special economic zones in China.
11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.: Meet and talk with an official representative of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and a visit to Suzhou Water Village, a 2600 year old picturesque village on the Yangtze River.
After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, inspection of production in the industrial park. Back to Shanghai at around 4.00 p.m.
Day 5 (Thursday)
8.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.: Lecture and discussion of case studies with guest lecturers of the Fudan University, Shanghai: "Will China and Europe develop competitive collaboration?"
2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.: Intercultural training by Hofstede-accredited intercultural trainer: "Working with the Chinese, Hofstede's 6D-Model applied to Chinese Work Culture"
7.00 p.m.: Visit to a Chinese acrobatic show in Shanghai
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.: Dinner at Chinese Restaurant
Day 6 (Friday)
9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.: Farm visit and meetings with senior managers of "Sealed Air" China.
After lunch, from 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.: Farm visit and meetings with senior managers in another manufacturing facility in Shanghai. Dinner at the accommodation.
Day 7 (Saturday)
8.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.: Visiting a marketing agency in Shanghai. Topic of lecture "Creating Sustainable Global Brands".
11.30 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.: Group work with the professor of Fudan University Shanghai: Case Study
8.00 p.m. Farewell Dinner
Day 8 (Sunday)
8.00 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.: Group presentations of group work from the previous day
12.45 p.m. - 1.45 p.m.: Evaluation of the program and delivery of certificates of participation.