Meet Plus3 China 2018!

Welcome to the China Plus3 Study Abroad Program!

Each year, a group of freshman engineering and business students will conduct a 2-week field study in several cities China. The field study includes company visits, sightseeing, and lectures in China, and the students will learn about international dimensions of engineering, business, and culture. Each student will keep a daily journal and post it in a blog during this period. This year, the theme of the trip is “supply chain of mobile phone industry”.

In 2018 students will explore globalization in China through smartphones.

Smartphones have not only transformed the professional and personal spheres, but their design, production, and distribution is a fascinating case study in globalization. Background on China’s history and politics will give you a foundation to use during company visits, which highlight everything from cell phone manufacturing to global marketing departments as you travel from Beijing, Xi’an to Shanghai. Q&A sessions with company executives and representatives will allow you to dig deeper into business and engineering practices, and better understand the interdependencies of the global market.

  • Company visits have included Xiaomi, Delphi, American Chamber, and JLL
  • Cultural activities have included The Great Wall of China, Terra-Cotta Warriors, and Yu garden visit
  • Locations will include Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an

Meet the Plus3 China Student Bloggers

2018 Participants:

Rashel Bajaj | Nathan Baxter | Benjamin Bertan | Devin Bluemling | David Chan | Kevin Collins | Alana Dee | Jacob Diefes | Matthew Freeman | Colin Gasman | Jamie Ley | Erin Marshall | Haley McArthur | Ryan Moore | William Neely | Christopher NgFodunbosade Ologunde | Gabrielle Peal | Steven Schultz | Dayna Sepulveda | Robert Sharps | Sarah Snavely | Ruben Verhagen | Jared Wehner

See all the Plus3 China blogs by clicking here.

Meet the Program Staff:

Lei Li


Dr. Lei Li

Associate Professor
Swanson School of Engineering
906 Benedum Hall
Phone: (412)-624-3691




Gabi Rogers

Engineering International Programs (EIP)
Swanson School of Engineering
152 Benedum Hall
Phone: 412-624-9823

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