13 Day Information Technology Summer Program in China

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Join our IT summer program for a 10 day China immersion, exploring Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China's 'Silicon Valley'.

You will spend 5 days following lectures and participating in labs taught by a Hangzhou Univeristy professor. You will learn several key data mining models and R programming, a popular open source software package in data mining, using your skills to create a business analytics model using real world datasets. During the rest of the trip you will travel around the country to its greatest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, during a once in a lifetime trip, exploring cultural and historical sites such as the Great Wall, and taking part in exciting cultural activites.

You will begin your trip by a 3 day stay in Shanghai, followed by Hangzhou, the tech hub of China, for a 7 day stay, doing sightseeing, partaking in activities and following classes. You will end your trip with a 3 day stay in the capital of China, Beijing.

Highlights
  • Learn from an expert in Business Analytics in workshops taught by a Hangzhou University professor
  • Visit three major Chinese cities and integrate your new knowledge with practical exercises
  • Meet like-minded students from across the world
  • Visit famous historical and cultural sights across China
  • 24/7 support from a team of Chinese and foreign staff

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8.25 Rating
based on 12 reviews
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  • 7-8 rating 75%
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  • Value 6.9
  • Fun 9.4
  • Staff 9.4
  • Safety 8.4
  • Organization 7.1
  • Academics 6.3
  • Support 8
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 6.8
  • Safety 8
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Kiki
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BusIT in China

It was a really nice. First thing first the guides are great. They spoke very good english and help us in anyway they could. Everywhere we went there were local guide with us. Thanks to them we could explore China easily.

We had many activities to do like going to the KTV, Forbidden City, Temple, etc. Aside from the activities we also got free time for ourself so we could explore the city on our own way.

I experienced many things in China like the traffic, food, language, culture, etc. I have become more independent after I went to China.

All in all I would recommend this program.

What would you improve about this program?
The wifi didn't work really well. I really like to do the project, but because the lack of good wifi we couldn't do it. The bed was also a bit too hard for me to sleep.
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Tom
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Information Technology Summer Camp in Shanghai, China

I really enjoyed this summer camp. It wasn't only workshops and company visits, but also fun activities. We could even ask what we wanted as activity. Having some free time in the evening is also nice to have. Our guide was very nice and helpful, I couldn't wish for a better guide. I'm very lucky that I got the chance to get to know China, it's a great country! I would suggest this summer camp to everybody!

What would you improve about this program?
The second hostel was really bad. Be more careful when choosing a hostel, or add the option to book hotel.
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Tim
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BusIT weeks China review

This summer I joined a group of other student, to participate in the BusIT weeks china.

In the 12 days I have been there I was never bored. Everyday was packed with a veriaty of exciting activities. These activities range from visiting an old chinese temple, to making dumplins with the group, to visiting big IT companies. All of these activities were well orginized and thought through.

We got to experience the fast pase of china's society. From payment to travel, every thing is and works fast.

Lastly, the guides of the trip were really amazing. They spoke good english, and were able to help with everything. There were guides from every city we went to, so we always had someone who was familiar with the area.

The trip was great, and i would absolutely recommend this program to anyone who wants to visit china, or just wants to be far away from europe for two weeks.

What would you improve about this program?
Tge only thing that bothered me during the trip, was the lack of good working wifi. Because of tge lack of good working wifi, we were not able to work on the project outside of class.
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Nick
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Recommended

Really nice adventure. I had to opportunity to go to China or some countries in EU. I chose China because I didn't know a lot about China. This program is perfect if you want to get to know China. You visit different places in China and get a taste how life in China is.
The largest difference is the accomodation compared to what we are used to here, but some times you can find really good accomodation like the last hostel where we stayed in.

Overall a great adventure with fun activities!

What would you improve about this program?
Give us the details sooner and if certain clothing is recommended, tell us, like for when we go to the Great Wall.
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Martina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BusIT China

The overall program experience was super. I recommend it for future students who want to learn something and are ready for a new adventure!

What would you improve about this program?
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Jian Ji Franky
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BUSIT China with HuTong School.

The accommodation in Shanghai and Huang Zhou was okay for the price but in Beijing (Sanlitun Hostel) was really chaotic. I recommend finding another place in Beijing.

The pickup and dropoff when we arrived at the airport were good. The person was waiting for us at the right time.

We did lots of company visits in Huang Zhou and Shanghai. Those visits were super interesting because we had an introduction of the entrepreneurs of the startups in China.
In Huang Zhou, we had a workshop about Business Analytics, programming in R (Big Data).

The trip was really well organized, and the guide is really nice! She's a young woman who is really nice and helpful. She speaks very well Chinese and English so the communication wasn't a problem.

Overall:
I really recommend this trip! You learn the language, the Chinese culture, lots of new people, very good FOOD and lots of sightseeing like the Great Wall, The forbidden city, the bund in Shanghai, tea fields in Huang Zhou, and lots more!

What would you improve about this program?
Find a better place to stay in Beijing, because Sanlitun Hostel was really bad.
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Bert
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2017

Great trip
I loved HangZhou! Didn't like the other places that much. The guides (Karen + Hope) get a 11/10 from me.
We visited really important companies and people. The course was new for me. Maybe a bit too much theory.
It's very hot in here so make sure to pack lots of good looking light clothes!
We went out nearly every night and I recommend you to do the same. The nightlife is amazing and the people are really friendly. Just understand that nobody speaks a word english!
West lake was amazing.
Take anti musquito creme with you.

What would you improve about this program?
More communication before the program
Share the apps ExpressVPN WeChat Baidu and TencentMaps
Help us get us a chinese SIM
Fix the visas for us
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Thomas
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Busit week china

I really enjoyed my stats here in China , especially our 2 Guides Karen and mainly Esperanza were very good , very friendly , upbeat and open-minded. The trip was fully Packed so no day felt boring of tedious . The Company visits were very insightfull tot the business situation and opportunities in China , also the sight seeing was Well planned so i didn't feel like we missen something. The only thing Is wished for was that they workshop was more integrated with the week. 15 hours is a little tot short in my opinion to interact with the studentes and feel satisfied about the work we've done. Overall the trip was An amazing experience and a really good introduction to life in China as An it student.

What would you improve about this program?
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