This study abroad program to Asia is a comprehensive survey of six countries and the cultures they represent. From seeing Mt. Everest, walking on the Great Wall, visiting the DMZ, touring imperial palaces, to tasting exotic foods, attending a Chinese university class, and seeing different Polynesian cultures, this is the program to get a great exposure to what many people consider to be Asia. The focus of this program is to give students a good introduction to the world of experience design and management in cultures and countries different from our western world. Business visits to venues representing areas like hospitality, tourism, events, cultural sites, sports, and ecotourism will give students a flavor of not only the countries we visit, but also the differences between developing nations and more developed countries. Ending this program in Hawaii will offer students a chance to see how these Asian cultures have assimilated in our own American environment.
Students will have the opportunity to assist in the final design of this program, plan out the details, and facilitate different experiences throughout the program. Having the opportunity to meet business leaders in these areas of experience management and mingle with people of these different cultures will introduce students to a very different part of the world. This is the ultimate diversity experience!