Meet Plus3 China 2019!

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 in 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 this trip is “supply chain of mobile phone industry.”

In 2019, students will explore globalization in China through smart phones.

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 to Hong Kong. Q&A sessions with company executives and representatives will along you to dig deeper into business and engineering practices, and better understand the interdependences of the global market.

  • Company visits included Secco, Phicomm, China Telecom, Intel, and PCH International
  • Cultural activities have included The Great Wall of China, a Chinese acrobatics show, and a sightseeing cruise tour in Hong Kong
  • Locations will include Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an

Meet the Plus3 China Student Bloggers

2019 Participants:

Matthew Acker | Audrey Alligood | Jordan Armstrong | Catherine Buchanan | John Cakar | John Christiano | Aaryanna Dawson-Sarabia | Francis Fattori | Jacob Hanzlik | Joseph Harris | Catherine King | Diana Mizikar | Noah Mueller | Jonathan Nemtuda | Michael Neumayer | Krishan Patel | John Patti | David Perkins | Alexandria Reinecker | Catherine Resetar | Chase RichardsMaxwell Vance | Andrew White 

See all 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


Christopher Kirchhof

Coordinator of Transfer Student Services

Swanson School of Engineering

Phone: (412)624-9825




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