Global Distribution - China


Please, find the program brochure here.

Faculty-led Program

    • Semester: Summer I
    • Dates: May 29 - July 3, 2018 (Summer I)
    • Major: All Engineering Majors
    • Applications Open: Open on October 20 till November 30, 2017
    • Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Program Overview

  • Five week summer program with two weeks spent in China
  • Gain six credit hours:
    • ENGR 410 Global Engineering /Distribution
    • IDIS 445 International Sales and Marketing
  • Project-based class - conduct live project with global companies
  • Engage with government, state agencies and private industry to understand doing business in China
  • Immerse yourself in the culture, landscape and beauty of China

Capacity & Cost

Limited to 30 students
Any Sophomore, Junior or Senior in Good Standing (2.5 GPA). Open to all Engineering majors.

Program Cost:
$5,500 Global Distribution Program Fees
Potential scholarships available through College of Engineering and Womack Machine Supply Co., Inc.

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. F. Barry Lawrence
3367 TAMU
Office 205G Fermier
(979) 845-1463

Dr. Esther Rodriguez Silva
3367 TAMU
(979) 845-3146

Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam
3367 TAMU
Office 205D Fermier
(979) 847-8941

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

Mr. Aaron D. Klein
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU 
 (979) 845-0544

Location Information


Shanghai is the largest city in China and the eight largest in the world, located on the shores of the Yangtze River Delta in East China. The city, which is widely considered as the residence of China’s modern economy and one of the nation’s most important cultural, commercial, industrial and communication epicenters. Shanghai is a global financial center and transport hub. Administratively, Shanghai is a provincial city of China and has one of the busiest ports in the world.


Located at Jiangsu Province, the Suzhou economy is primarily based on large manufacturing, trade and commerce activities. Suzhou is located on the main railway line between Shanghai and Nanjing. The Grand Canal passes through Suzhou, and the city is located on the right side of the Yangtze River Delta. Suzhou Harbor is the busiest river port in the world and is becoming one of the highest cities with more than 5 million people. A main sector found in Suzhou is IT and is known for the attraction of high tech companies.


Chongqing is a state level city located in the southwestern region of China. Chongqing was upgraded to state-level municipal level and the only one located away from the coastal areas. Chongqing is an economic center for the Yangtze River basin, and the city is known for its rich culture and history. The population is 33 million and is considered among the China’s 30 emerging mega cities. The city is the automotive center of China and a manufacturing and transportation hub.


It is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. It lies at the northern side of the tropical zone with wet and dry climate and seasonal changes. Most of the population is Chinese, however the non-Chinese groups consist largely of Asians of various nationalities, therefore Hong Kong has a mixed culture. Chinese and English are both the official languages. For Hong Kong products China is the main market for exports.


Xi’an is the capital of the Shanxi province. The city is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and one of the oldest cities with its 3,100-year history. Xi’an was known as Chang before the Ming Dynasty. The enormous walls are surrounding the center of the city which still retain its glory as the starting point of the Silk Road. Xi’an is well known for the Terracotta Army of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.


Guangzhou is the capital and the largest city of Guangdong Province, it is close to important commercial and tourist attractions such as Hong Kong and Macau. Guangzhou, Romanized as Canton, is based on the Pearl River, the third largest in China. Guangzhou has over 2,200 years of history and is among the 24 most important cultural cities in China, and is a major location of the maritime Silk Road. Guangzhou holds since 1957, the “China Import and Export Fair”. Guangzhou cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in China and is the birthplace of the named “Chinese food” (Cantonese food), famous for the wonton soup, sweet and sour pork and dim-sum.

Courses Offered

IDIS 445 - International Sales and Marketing

Exposure to how business is conducted in Asia, different channels of distribution, sales organizations, sales planning, distribution marketing and customer relationships, and experience local culture and business practices.

ENGR 410 - Global Engineering/Distribution

Overview of international logistics, global strategy for logistics and global supply chain management and structure.


Tentative Summer I 2018 Schedule
Week 1 - College Station

Global Perspective on Sales & Marketing, International Sales and Marketing Principles, Project Overview

Week 2 & 3 - China

International visit of companies, Global Transportation, Global Applications: When Culture Matters, When Operation Matters, When Context Matters, Project Design and Development, Mid Term Exam

Week 4 - College Station

Growth Strategies, Project Development and Execution

Week 5

Final Project Preparation and Presentation

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


Texas A&M University College of Engineering is offering scholarship for selected student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines
  • If accepted in GDSA, the students get $2,500 in scholarships. The COE will provide a scholarship of $500. Tom Ferguson Scholarship (ID) will provide $2,000

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources: