University of Pittsburgh: China - INNOVATE, Hosted by the Asia Institute

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INNOVATE is a study abroad program and international conference for undergraduate and graduate students in business and engineering that examines the relationship between technology, globalization, and leadership in the contemporary marketplace. P... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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I learned so much about the Chinese culture and people while we were there. I got to experience things I never thought I would like an authentic Tai Chi class while also getting to take pictures with locals because we looked so different to them. We also got to see business practices in China which is practical for almost every ... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
The scope of globalization that is expanding across the world as well the differences but also similarities between two very different cultures. Yes it was worthwhile. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I learned more about Chinese culture and doing business in China. I plan to work in Asia in the future, so I this was definitely worthwhile. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
My experience abroad was definitely worthwhile. I would recommend this trip to anyone, even if you have the slightest interest in China. If you want to go to China just to see it once, you will see it once and want to go back. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
April 07, 2017 Wow.
- University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I learned so much about China's role in the world and how its changing to become even more important. I would not hesitate to do it again. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Pittsburgh: China - INNOVATE, Hosted by the Asia Institute
March 25, 2016 Innogreat
Great experience overall. Each of the program coordinators did a spectacular job, and everyone involved made sure that we got the best possible look into Chinese culture, business, and innovation. I would definitely recommend this program and others like it to friends. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I learned about the Chinese culture, visited historic sites we'd studied about and visited companies to get an understanding of how businesses operate. We also interacted with the management at each of the companies to get their insight into operating private or state owned enterprises that were either mid sized or large. We met... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Pittsburgh: China - INNOVATE, Hosted by Asia Institute
I learned so much about China by being there that will help me in the future. This was the experience of a lifetime and it was definitely worth it. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
March 30, 2015 Innovate Was Great!
I learned a lot about the Chinese culture and knowledge I could apply to my major. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I gained immense perspective on my life/ lifestyle in America as well as an appreciation for the Chinese culture. I am so glad I took part in this program and will carry these memories for the rest of my life. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I learned so much about how the culture of China is similar to or different from that of America, as well as how business connects the two. The program was absolutely worthwhile, as it was an incredibly eye opening experience! - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
This was such a great week, with so many classic cultural visits and site visits packed into 11 days. In those days, I learned so much about the Chinese culture, language, and people. It was the best thing I could've done, as it gave me the opportunity to really understand and flesh out the different aspects of China I never too... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
My abroad experience was totally worthwhile. While I have traveled abroad, most of my previous travel experience has been in European based. This was my first time in Asia and I believe that I was very submerged in the culture from the food, to the cultural site visits, to even getting the chance to interact with the locals and ... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
Going on this trip was truly eye-opening and exposed me to a new way of living and new technologies that I would love to see implemented in the U.S. It taught me that you need to be open to new ideas in order to succeed in life. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
The cultural experiences were so eye opening. It was so great to see a very different culture. This trip was so incredible and I'd recommend it to anyone. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
March 28, 2016 China Trip
This trip to China was my first experience traveling outside the United States. I feel I am now better prepared to interact with business associates who live in different countries than I was at the beginning of the trip. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
Having never been outside the US before, the Innovate trip provided me a glimpse into an entirely different way of life. I got to meet amazing people from all different parts of the world and learn how they learn and apply the concepts of engineering and globalization. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I learned about business, technology, globalization, and Chinese culture. I gained friends and memories that will last a lifetime! - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I will always have an interest in China after going on this trip. I learned more than I ever thought I could in a 10 day period and am thankful to the Asia Institute for making my experience so wonderful! - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I never stopped learning (and having fun!) over the entire ten days that the trip lasted. Previously coming with no background in Chinese or East Asian studies, I now feel a deep personal connection with China and am looking forward to continuing my studies. The relatively short duration of the program is convenient to fit in th... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I gained a better appreciation for the Chinese culture. I absolutely think the trip was worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I got to see so many different important and historical tourist sites, tour major cities and international businesses, meet many new friends, and have experiences of a lifetime. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review

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INNOVATE is a study abroad program and international conference for undergraduate and graduate students in business and engineering that examines the relationship between technology, globalization, and leadership in the contemporary marketplace. Participants spend five days each in two exciting cities in China - Beijing and Shanghai - participating in meetings with key business, academic, and government leaders. Students will also engage in professional site visits to many leading multinational and domestic Chinese companies. 

This program is hosted by the Asia Institute. Over the past nine years, the Asia Institute has become a leading host partner for many educational institutions supporting short-term programs in Asia. More information about the Asia Institute can be found at www.asiainstitute.org.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management
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