Summary

Ethical Issues in My Profession: Computer engineering may not seem like it has many ethical issues it must deal with, but our company visits in China opened my eyes to some of these problems. Specifically, during our Cheetah Mobile visit, I learned about the care those who create apps and software that will be used…

A Peaceful Last Day

Today we visited the Yu Garden in Old Shanghai. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, and had a much different feel from many of the other cultural visits we went on. I really enjoyed how laid back and peaceful it was, and it was much less crowded than many other areas. The Jade Rock,…

TE Connectivity & DuPont

Today we visited two unique companies. The first is called TE Connectivity. They design and manufacture connectors for a variety of applications such as the automotive industry, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical and consumer electronics. One of their managers gave an introduction to the company, and we found out that they have…

World’s Largest Port

Today we visited Yangshan Port, which was about a two hour drive from our hotel. On the way, we had a speaker named Mac who is the Greater China Trade Lane Manager for Toll Global Forwarding. He discussed many aspects of freight shipping with us, mostly focusing on trade between China and the United States….

Friends From Across the World

Today we visited Donghua University, which is known for art and fashion, although it offers many different majors. First we listened to a short lecture given by a professor at the university. He was born in Africa, but has been in China for around twenty years. He spoke to us about e-commerce and doing business…

Nighttime Cruise

Today started with another long train ride. It was about six hours long, and the train was very comfortable, just like the first trip. Once arriving in Shanghai, it became apparent that it is a much more modern city. We saw many skyscrapers and really interesting buildings on the bus ride to the hotel. This…

Terracotta Warriors & City Wall

Today was the first day that it rained since we got to China. At first, it was kind of annoying because we needed to walk around outside, but it was actually good later on because it cooled the temperature down. We started by visiting the terra-cotta warriors. There are three pits that contain the warriors,…

Children’s Village & Goose Pagoda

Today we visited a Children’s Village, where they aim to take care of children whose parents went to jail. There are around sixty children who live there between the ages of three and twenty. They go to school during the weekdays, but we got to visit them since we went on a Saturday. We brought…

Hello, Xi’an!

Today was one of the longest days of the trip. I woke up at 5am, and we got on the bus to go to the train station at 6am. The train we took to xi’an was very nice. It had more leg room than the plane, which made it a lot more comfortable. Although it…

Tiananmen Square & HuTong District

Today we visited Tiananmen square, and the forbidden city. Tiananmen square is visited by so many people that they limit tourists to 80,000 per day. It was incredible to see a sight that is so famous and visited by so many people. It was a lot larger than I expected. Each time you walk through…

Cheetah Mobile & Microsoft

Today started with a visit to Cheetah Mobile. Cheetah Mobile is a very popular company in China which develops utility, gaming, and content apps. The office is located in a part of Beijing referred to as the “silicon valley” of China. This turned out to be incredibly accurate. The facility reminded me of Google, being…

C.U.F.E.

Today we visited the Central University of Finance and Economics, which is ranked as the twelfth best university in China. First, we got to listen to a lecture from Dr. Kai Yao, who was a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science, and a Ph.D in the business field. He described the smartphone market in…

The Great Wall

Today was a great first day in Beijing. It started around 8 am, with a delicious breakfast. Surprisingly, it was pretty similar to breakfast in America. They had eggs, bacon, potatoes, and many different pastries. In addition to this, there was also rice and lo mein. My favorite part was probably the rice, even though…

Pre-departure Report

-My international experience to date is: I have had one international experience so far in my life. At the end of my junior year of high school, I traveled to a different country for the first time. My dad and I attended a college trip to Italy, with a professor who was our good friend….

Meet Plus3 China 2017!

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…