2018 Asia Global Immersion Course (India and China)


Did you ever wish you could visit the Taj Mahal or see the Great Wall of China?  Take an elephant ride in Jaipur, India or visit the Forbidden City in Beijing?  Ride rickshaws through Old Delhi or stand at a crossroads of history in Tiananmen Square?  Now you can do all of these things and more, simply by enrolling in our 2018 Asia Global Immersion course with travel to India and China!

For two weeks in May (May 5 through May 19, 2018), we will transit the globe, immersing ourselves in the sights of sounds of Asia as we visit the two most populated countries of the world:  China (1.4B) and India (1.3B).

Our first week will be spent in India, visiting Delhi, the capital, where we will experience a combination of Hindu and Islamic cultures, witness the impact of the British Raj, visit with global corporations, and participate in our 3rd annual Wake Forest – BIMTECH international case competition, sponsored by IBM Corporation.  Then it’s on to Jaipur and Agra to experience life under the maharajahs and Mughal emperors.  We will complete the week with a trip highlight, a visit to the Taj Mahal.


Beginning Week 2 we will depart India and fly over the Himalayas to Shanghai, financial capital of China.  With visits to global corporations, the Bund district, and Pearl Tower, we will experience a combination of new and old China.  Then it’s on to Beijing via high-speed train for our stay in the Chinese capital.  With business, government, and cultural visits, we will see such places as Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  We will end our time with another highlight of the trip, a visit to the Great Wall of China.


Key Dates and Other Information:

  • Enrollment deadlines: November 15, 2017 (early bird); December 15 (final).
  • Course fee: $3,950; includes double-occupancy hotel accommodations in both India and China (single-room fee extra), in-country transportation, tickets for cultural sites, and some meals.  Students are responsible for international airfare (est. $1,500), passport and visas, meals not covered by the itinerary (est. $300), and personal expenses.
  • Travel dates: Saturday, May 5 through Saturday, May 19, 2018


For more information, please contact Roger Beahm (beahmrl@wfu.edu).