SA 10303 Intercultural Teamwork, China PRC

3.0 Credits earned as ME 497, MSE 497 or FLL 490C

Onsite: May 14 -- May 27, 2014

        Itinerary Map 2014


Depart: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, UA3498T from Indianapolis, DP 8:43 a.m., AR Shanghai PVG  1:55 p.m., over international dateline, next day May 15 (via Chicago ORD--must board in Indianapolis for ticket validity).

Return: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from Beijing, 4:10 p.m. AR 4:25 p.m., ORD, connecting to Indianapolis, UA 3442, AR 9 p.m.








May 14 DP Indianapolis (IND) UA 3498T AR Chicago (ORD)

May 15        AR Shanghai UA 835T  (PVG) Day 1 China Log 1

May 16     Shanghai   Day 2  China     Log 2

May 17  Shanghai     Day 3  China     Log 3

May 18       DP Shanghai AR Ningbo Day 1     China Log 4

May 19  Ningbo Day 2 China Log 5

May 20  Ningbo     Day 3 China    Log 6

     May 21           DP Ningbo     AR Harbin Day 1 China Log 7

May 22  Harbin        Day 2 China Log 8

May 23  Harbin     Day 3 China     Log 9

May 24 DP Harbin AR Beijing    Day 1 China     Log 10

May 25     Day 2 Beijing China      Log 11

May 26 Day 3 Beijing China Log 12

May 27 DP Beijing UA 850T AR Indianapolis UA 3442T


Maymester in China!

First meeting is Monday, March 3 in ME 2054 from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.

Foundational reading: CultureGram, 7 pages, please read first

and prior to our next meeting on March 24.

Instructor: Dianne Atkinson,  ME 3003B, Voice 765.494.1363,

TA—Foreign Languages: Sijia Yao, Stanley Coulter,


Orientation Meeting #3--Monday, April 7, 2014, ME 2054, 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.

Chinese Visa Applications

Please bring to Meeting #3, a completed and signed visa application (four pages) for U.S. passport holders and two additional pages for non-U.S. passport holders. ONLY word-processed forms can be accepted! Please complete, print, and SIGN!

A separate "standard" passport style picture must also be provided. Please paperclip to the application (carefully!) after using a felt tip pen to put your name on the back.

On campus, passport pictures are available in the digital photography office (Room G35?) on the ground floor of Stewart Center--closed for lunch.

For all participants: four page application for Chinese Visa--revised! please complete on-screen,

print out, add your SIGNATURE, and DATE and bring to class OR mail (we need your original signature) to

Dianne Atkinson 585 Engineering Mall Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2088

For participants with non-U.S. Passports, please complete in addition to above, a two

page "supplemental" application on screen. Then, print, SIGN, and bring to class or mail.


Forms to sign in class:

1. Roommates

2. Ground transportation TO/FROM Indianapolis International Airport

3. Course credit desired: ME 497, MSE 497, or FLL 490c (all three credits)

Hofstede dimensions--for team projects on-site, project description





Orientation Meeting #2--Monday, March 24, 2014, ME 2054, 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.

CultureGram Quizlett with prizes!

Packing list

Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) Peer Partners! (hand-out)

Team Report Outs: Talent!

Forms Roundup--please contribute!

Reading List


Orientation Meeting #1--Monday, March 3, 2014, ME 2054, 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.

Additional meetings scheduled: March 24, April 7 and April 28

Seating Chart

Agenda for Meeting #1 with projections for Meetings #1 to #4

Program Checklist

Financial Participation Form (needed immediately)

Participant Policy Form (ME and FLL, needed immediately)

Purdue Study Abroad Medical Information Form

Study Abroad Passport Information Form

Purdue SA.Statement of Responsibility