2020 Asia/Russia Global Immersion Course (Russia, India and China)
Did you ever wish you could visit the Taj Mahal or see the Great Wall of China? Take a walk inside the Kremlin or stand in historic Red Square? Ride rickshaws through Old Delhi or tour the Forbidden City? Now you do all of these things and more simply by enrolling in our 2020 Asia/Russia Global Immersion course.
For two weeks in May (May 2 through May 16, 2020), we will transit the globe, immersing ourselves in the sights and sounds of three of the most important countries in the world today: China, India and Russia.
The first third of our global immersion will be in India, the world’s largest democracy. We’ll begin in Delhi, the capital, where we will visit businesses and experience a combination of Hindu and Islamic cultures, as well as witness the historical and cultural impact of the British Raj. Then it’s on to Agra to explore life under the Mughal emperors. While there we’ll experience one of our true global highlights, a visit to the Taj Mahal.
From India we will travel on to China, the world’s most populous country. We’ll begin our visit in Beijing for a stay in the country capital, visit local businesses, experience Tiananmen Square, and tour the Forbidden City. We will also travel outside the city to visit another of our global highlights for the immersion, the Great Wall of China. We will then take one of China’s “bullet trains” to Shanghai, where we will join Wake Forest School of Business alumni, faculty, staff and current students for our third annual “All China Student-Alumni Day”. We will end our time in Shanghi visiting businesses and cultural sites.
Then it’s on to the final third of our global immersion, Russia, the world’s largest country. We’ll visit both Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two cities that have served as the capitals, from the days of the Russian Empire, to the former Soviet Union, and today the Russian Federation. You’ll visit St. Basil’s cathedral, Red Square and another global highlight, a tour inside the Kremlin. While in Moscow you’ll participate in our 2nd annual international case competition, held in conjunction with IBS-Moscow (Institute of Business Studies at RANEPA) and sponsored by IBM Corporation (Russia). To close out our global immersion we’ll take the SAPSAN (high speed train) to St. Petersburg, where we’ll visit the State Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace to the Tsars) and the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Key Dates and Other Information:
- Enrollment Deadline: December 15, 2019
- Course Fee: $4,950 (includes double-occupancy hotel accommodations in all countries (single-room fee extra), in-country transportation, tickets for cultural sites, and some meals. Students are responsible for international airfare (est. $2,500), passport and visas for China, India and Russia (est. $450 total), meals not covered by the itinerary (est. $250), and any personal expenses.
- Travel Dates: Saturday, May 2 through Saturday, May 16, 2020
Scenes from 2019 Global Immersion (Russia-India-China)