Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Study Abroad in China!

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Please read all of the details below.  To express interest in the trip or ask ANY questions at all, contact Rob Elliott at or visit the CIT department in ET 301.

Applications are due October 10th!


This Study Abroad opportunity is part of the CIT 49900 Global IT Citizenship course offered in Spring 2018.  Students who enroll in the course will spend a week in Changsha and Beijing, China during their Spring Break.

This program will provide students with a wide scope of Global IT Citizenship, exploring issues related to multicultural integration within global companies and concerns about citizens working and studying abroad. It includes an in-depth cultural exchange where students will collaborate with students from China throughout the course.

Our study abroad program will consist of the following key elements:

  • Visits to multinational and Chinese companies to learn about employment opportunities for foreign citizens
  • Collaboration with Central South University, where students will be able to interact with Chinese students and collaborate on an IT project across the globe
  • Visits to a variety of cultural and historical sites to help the students understand the history and culture of China, both past and present

When is the trip?

Travelers will depart on the Friday before Spring Break and will return 10 days later on the Sunday just prior to the start of classes.

How do I sign up?

Interested students MUST complete the following steps:

  1. Apply or inquire for more information via the IUPUI Study Abroad program.
  2. Register for CIT 49900 Global IT Citizenship for Spring 2018
  3. Ensure you have a current passport that is valid for travel through September 2018.  (Passports must be in hand before November, 2017!)

How do I get RISE credit?

RISE credit is automatically applied at the completion of the CIT 49900 course.

What is the course?

The CIT 49900 course will focus on how globalization has impacted the IT industry.  Specifically, students will learn about opportunities to live and work abroad, the need for a global perspective in almost all IT projects, and collaborative techniques that allow participants from varied background to work together in a global context.  A variety of perspectives and guest speakers will participate throughout the course.

CIT 49900 will count as a CIT Selective for students in the CIT program.

What is included in the cost?

The cost of the program covers airfare, all meals, transportation, sightseeing, and housing.  Students will only need additional funds for snack between meals and personal purchases.

How can I afford this?  Are scholarships available?

There are a variety of opportunities to fund this experience!