ISyE Summer Beijing/Singapore Study Abroad Program

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ISyE Summer Beijing/Singapore Study
Abroad Program, 2010
Jun 14 - August 5, 2010
Chen Zhou, Program Director
Rebecca Miller, Program Coordinator
Objectives
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Asia
Full semester for IEs
Economic (not too long)
Courses suitable to the locale and travel
Academics, culture, industry, history
Locals in our classes
Useful for your career
Why Singapore?
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Far
Different but similar
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Economy: GDP above EU
Supply chain: #1 port
Singlish, a buffer to other parts of Asia
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Regional headquarter for ~ half bil people
Learn how IEs can make a high density
country work well
Base to visit other parts of the region
Why Beijing?
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Foreign
Important
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China is growing, Capital of China
US’s big trading partner
History and sites: Great wall, Tianmen square,
etc.
Olympic 08
Tsinghua: facilities and students,
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Your career
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Job opportunities
Decisions you need to make
Program history and some comments
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History
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Started 2002
Happy alumni: GT 180+, NUS 50+ Tsinghua 100+
Some comments
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“Singapore is like an ‘IE city’ ”
We learned more than courses on campus
It was the best experience I have in college
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Program overview
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5+ weeks in Singapore
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5+ weeks in Beijing
Courses to fit the locale
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Cushion in transition
Base to visit other countries
HTS 2062 - Asia in the Modern World
ISyE 3103 – Logistics
ISyE 3104 – Manufacturing and warehousing
ISyE 4803 – Economic decision analysis
ISyE 4813 - Ergonomics and Work Organization
ISyE 4699 in Singapore possible
Tours: Port, manufacturing facility, warehouse
Ergonomics and Work Organization (Prof. Park)
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Human-Computer Interaction, Discussion: Cultural Differences
Human-Centered Design (HCD), Discussion: Design in China
Cross-Cultural Design, Discussion: Research proposal
Road Safety, Road Safety in China Project
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Field Study: Beijing Subway
Work Organization, Computer and Office Work, Discussion:
Working with German People
Work and Time Study, Experiment: Work Study, Discussion:
Results and Analysis
Discussion: Made in China, Discussion: Patient Safety Project 4.
Diversity and Intercultural Communication, Electronic
Communication, Discussion: Works in the Future
Grade:
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Discussion/Experiment 25%, Projects 20%, Midterm Exam 25%,
Final Presentation/Report 30%
Class and credits
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4 hours of classes/day
3 day weekends
Contents similar to the one on campus, with
minor adjustment to take advantage of travel
and locale
Course credits are identical to those oncampus
Letter grade
Multi-media learning
Tour to UPS …
Learning based on common experience
In Logistics &
Manufacturing
classes, most
believe to have
gained more than
campus version
Prerequisites
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ISyE 3103 (Chew): 3133 Optimization
ISyE 3104: (Zhou): 3232 Stochastic Process
ISyE 4803: Financial Engineering: 3025
Engineering Economy, 3133 Optimization
1st Stop – Singapore: where west meets east
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Bi-lingual society, good buffer to ease-in Asia
Modern, planned infrastructure for high
density living
“IE city” by Katherine Fong
High efficiency international logistics in action
Fancy mall shopping and other entertainment
Variety of food selections
Multiple religions
Great base for travel
Academics
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Classroom
Computers: in library and other places
Internet: in dorm
When airlines compete, you win
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Malaysia
Thailand
Cambodia
Indonesia
Vietnam
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Daily life
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Stay in dorms
Use campus bus and public
transportation, taxi
Eating in canteens and
restaurants
If you are a vegetarian…
Canteens
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Several on
campus
Low cost
Good varieties
2nd Stop – real foreign country: China
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第二阶段:清华大学,北京
di er jie duan: qinghua daxue, beijing
Get a taste in a foreign country, something may come
to you in your career
We’ll have student assistants
Locals can help a lot
Flash cards, basic words, etc.
Learn
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Labor cost
You get what you paid for
Intellectual property
Competitiveness
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IE building, computer lab and classroom
Housing at Tsinghua University
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Single room
Shower, toilet
AC, network access
Maid service
Laundry service
Sink, tap water and an
electric kettle
Food
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Cafeterias
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Near Dorm
 2 four story buildings mostly Chinese,
 Qing Qing Pizza
 Buffet, etc.
Food Square
Approximate cost
 Breakfast: $.5)
 Lunch and dinner: $1.5
Qing Qing Pizza, Qing Qing (fake
McDonald)
Outside: McDonald, KFC, Italians, Pizza
hut, Korean BBQ, Peking Duck, hot pot
Other parts of city
Vegetarian’s
Muslims
Travels
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In city
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Great wall
Tianmen square
Temple of heaven
Summer palace
Silk market
Other
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Inner-Mongolia
Xian
Yellow Mountain
Plant Tours
Visa
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If you hold a US passport (and many others),
you do not need a visa for Singapore
If you do not hold a Chinese passport, you’d
need a visa for China
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We will provide you with information for visa
application at proper time
You’ll get 1 year multiple entry visa
Cost of the program
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Program fee:
$3800
Tuition (12 credit hours): $2000 (approx)
Out of State Tuition:
above plus $250
Technology Fee:
$103
USG Institutional Fee:
$100
TOTAL Tuition & Fees:
$6003 or $6253
Program Fee includes: housing, field trips, ground
transportation, welcome and closing receptions,
campus facilities usage, student activities fees,
health and life insurance.
Other costs
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Passport:
Chinese Visa:
Singapore Visitor pass:
Bike rental or purchase
Tsinghua meal card
Group Airfare:
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$100
$145
$120 SGD (~$85)
100 – 170 RMB ($15 – $25)
$5
$1800 estimate
US – Singapore
Singapore – Beijing
Beijing – US
Some may want to travel on their own due to
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Different route, airlines,
Use of frequent fliers
We can also pick you up and send you off if you arrive/depart
at the same time
Comments
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Living in another culture
Local students in class is great
Tours were very interesting and educational
Seeing and traveling to so many places and
experiencing so much for 10 weeks while getting
some real college credits
I spent whole semester looking at different study
abroad programs around the country. This is truly
unique. It ranks as one of the best nationwide when
all aspect are considered
This is everything I expected and more.
Thank you for a great time and I will definitely be an
ambassador of the program
Schedule in Singapore
Sun
5/23
Mon
24
Tue
25
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
US Student
depart
Wed
26
Thur
27
Fri
28
US Student
Arrive
US Student
Orientation
ICA
Vesak Day
Sat
29
5/30
31
6/1
2
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4
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6/6
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10
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12
6/13
14
15
16
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18
19
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
21
22
23
24
25
26
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
C2 2
28
29
30
7/1
2
3
C2 2
C2 2
C2 Final
Tour
Farewell
Beijing
Beijing
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
6/20
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
6/27
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
Schedule in Beijing
Sun
7/4
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
7/11
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
7/18
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
7/25
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
8/1
9:00-11:00
2:00 – 4:00
Mon
5
Tue
6
Wed
7
Thur
8
Fri
9
Sat
10
C3 2
C3 2
C3 3
C3 2
C3 2
Tour
C3 2
C3 2
12
13
14
15
16
17
C3 3
C3 2
C3 2
C3 2
C3 2
C3 2
C3 2
C3 2
19
20
21
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23
24
C3 2
C3 2
C3 Final
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
26
27
28
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31
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
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6
7
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 2
C4 Final
Wrap up
Return
Summary
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Singapore then Beijing
10 weeks
3 ISyE courses + HTS course + an optional
course from Tsinghua
Useful for IE
Enjoy “in-state” for out of state students
Application deadline: February 16, 2009
Questions?
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Further information
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Contact
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www.oie.gatech.edu/sa/programs/#2
www.beijing-singapore.gatech.edu
[email protected]
[email protected]
Sign up
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Your standing and prerequisites
Most likely track to be in Mfg, Logistics, EDA,
OR&Stat, Quality, IE
Quiz
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How many courses are offered?
How many courses one has to take?
Is a visa required for Singapore, China?
What is the difference between courses offered in this
program vs. on campus version?
Why Singapore?
What language do you need in Singapore, Beijing?
How many hours of class per day?
Do we have classes on Fridays?
Do we stay in Hotels?
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