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Global Leadership

Location of Program: Nanjing, China      Year: 2012
Program Director(s): D.J. Lee
Participating Major(s): All Engineering and Technology Majors


Globalization is changing how engineering and technology activities are done across the world. The objective of this program is to help students understand the most important issues involved in globalization and leadership and to acquire skills needed to participate in and manage engineering and technology activities in a global environment.

Recap of the Year:

The 2012 program began on May 2, and continued through mid-June. Students arrived in Nanjing, China to take courses on Leadership and Globalization, as well as basic Mandarin.
Tours were arranged for students to get acquainted with the country so that they could arrange their own trips to Beijing and Shanghai themselves. Tours included visits to many parks in China including one with an 80 ft. tall statue of Buddha. Students were also able to visit Yellow Mountain, the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors, Shaolin Temple, the Longmen Grottos, the Forbidden City, Tian’An Men Square, and Olympic Park. Students also toured a semiconductor chip packaging facility that makes 2 billion components a year, as well as Celanese Corporation and Nanjing Develop Advanced Manufacturing, LTD. Visits to these companies helped students get an idea of how globalization is affecting us today.


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