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International Business

International Business

Participating Organizations

Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

Study in China with Professor Shapero
Winter Term, January 2012

Organizations that have contributed to past study abroad programs include:

ABB (China) Limited
ABB is based in Zurich, Switzerland and is actively involved in virtually every application found within the electrotechnical field and leads the world in global power and automation technology (robotics). The company has over 30 offices in China and employs a workforce there of over 8,500. Globally, ABB employs 215,000 people in 177 countries.

Marriott International, Inc.
A leading lodging company with nearly 2,900 properties in the U.S. and 67 other countries, the hospitality chain employs 72,000 people outside the U.S., and its 400+ overseas hotels bring in (U.S.) $1.1 billion in revenues. The company has over 150,000 employees worldwide.

Citibank (China) Co., Limited
This was the first U.S. bank to establish operations in China in 1902. Citibank currently employs 4,000 people in China, where it maintains three lines of businesses: Corporate and Consumer Banking, Software & Technology, and Data Processing. The consumer banking group now operates 21 branches in China with over 2100 ATMs.  

The American Chamber of Commerce China
The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China  is a non-profit organization that represents U.S. companies and individuals doing business in China. AmCham-China's membership consists of more than 2,600 individuals from over 1,100 companies and meets with U.S. and Chinese officials to discuss challenges and opportunities facing U.S. firms doing business in China.

The American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is a non-partisan, non-profit business organization established in 1915. AmCham Shanghai was relaunched in 1987 after a break of 38 years and is the largest AmCham in the Asia Pacific Region. AmCham Shanghai represents 1,700 companies and 3,700 individual members and is growing by an average of 90 new members per month. The Chamber's mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking, and business support services.

Shanghai Volkswagen
Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. (SVW), currently has a product lineup made up of six series out of five passenger car platforms, including the popular Passat. SVW is one of the largest car-making bases in China with an annual production capacity of over 450,000 units. Established in 1985, SVW is the first car-making joint venture after China began its reform and opened to the outside world.

Microsoft (China) Co., Limited
Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. provides software products for computing devices in Chinese region. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Beijing, China. Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. Fortune magazine estimates China revenue exceeded $700 million in 2007, about 1.5% of global sales (Kirkpatrick, 2007).

United States Consulate General/Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service in Shanghai assists U.S. companies with U.S. exports to China. There are five other offices in China offering customized solutions to help U.S. companies enter and expand in the China market

China Travel Service
Specializing in China since 1928, China Travel Service is the oldest-and-largest travel group serving the region, with over 300 offices throughout China.

Eckerd students in China


Fiske Guide 2014Eckerd College has been recognized for Business in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.

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World Bank Nigeria
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