Program Overview

The Business & Administration program allows interns to work with professionals in one of the world’s largest economies and the world’s largest trading nation. Internship placements could be in: Shanghai, Beijing, & Shenzhen.  Internships provide chances to:

  • Organize promotional events
  • Perform competitor analysis and present results 
  • Provide support on a business development project
  • Help maintain a database of large international corporations
  • Set up meetings, prepare presentations and sales pitches
  • Create reports on annual performance compared with previous years


  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills.
  • Interest in China- economy, market, etc.
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team.
  • Strong communication skills.

Academic Details

In addition to 8 internship credits, students will enroll in a 1-4 credit Intercultural Communication online course.  This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students who do internships abroad.  Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. Some of the topics discussed in this course include: attitudes toward time, space, age, gender and authority, different views on self/others, conflict styles and culture shock. 

A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and/or a weekly journal.  The number of enrolled credits will determine the course workload.  It will begin one week before your internship begins and end one week after completion.  

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.