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Pagoda Projects are proud to be delivering a two week manufacturing and Chinese language focused study tour, in Zhuhai, China. This programme is for Engineering students or those interested in Chinese language and manufacturing or procurement from China.

Participants will take part in visits to leading, international companies with a focus on engineering processes, product design, manufacturing, quality assurance and project management. Students will be provided with the opportunity to witness operations first hand and receive presentations from representatives of companies such as US Stock Exchange Listed ‘Flex’, prestigious British high-end audio equipment manufacturer ‘Bowers & Wilkins’, German aircraft engine maintenance company ‘MTU’, FDA approved hydration and outdoor gear supplier ‘Weiguo Solutions Ltd’ and many more. Companies will present to students and offer tours of their manufacturing and testing facilities, with special perks such as sound testing rooms, aircraft engine testing center and talks from Corporate, Social, Environmental Responsibility departments. Students will be exposed to how engineering theory is put into practice by being integrated into challenges and objectives of the companies they visit. Students will associate with leaders in their field and establish a network of useful China-based contacts.

In order to gain a full understanding of China and Chinese culture, participants will receive 20 hours of mandarin Chinese lessons aligned with recognised HSK or, Hànyǔ (Chinese) Shuǐpíng (level) Kǎoshì (test) 1, which is the most recognised Chinese proficiency test in use today. There will also be cultural sessions delivered relating to Tai Chi, calligraphy and cooking, delivered by professionals in these fields.

Our partners may opt to offer our scheduled, open tours to their students with no minimum numbers, or discuss the delivery of this study tour exclusively for your students with complete flexibility on dates, duration, activities and theme (subject to capacity and availability). Our program consists of a guided group project focusing on the engineering, supplier and manufacturer side of international business. Students will develop their understanding of how products make their way from concept to consumer through a series of guided events, workshops and visits. The program culminates with students presenting a consultancy project to an expert panel for assessment.

Please note for our scheduled tours places are limited and applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Scheduled Tour Dates (Open Programmes):[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]No Upcoming Open Tours (currently by arrangement only)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Description :

This program will act as an enabler for students to gain unparalleled insight into China, notably the world of manufacturing, product design, sourcing and procurement and the opportunities it presents. It will be a platform from which the students can forge new networks, acquire hands-on experience and gain industry and cultural knowledge. Participants will reside in hotels based on two people sharing. Over the two weeks, participants will be exposed to a true experience of how various aspects of manufacturing take place.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”64903″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”66922″ css=”.vc_custom_1586170469773{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1586170442101{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]


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[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Flexible:” color=”orange”]We know that our partners have different goals and requirements for their international mobility. We are flexible to be able to work with International Offices, Academic Staff and other stakeholders to make sure the programme meets your objectives. This means we can ensure you’re getting the information you need for the assignment of credit, or for bespoke programmes we can adjust key elements such as the duration, content and deliverables of the programme[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Engaged:” color=”orange”]We know that even with funding, it’s not always easy to get your students to take advantage of the opportunities on offer, especially when travel is involved at some personal cost. This is why we will support you in every way we can to ensure that students are aware of the opportunities we are providing and manage their expectations. This includes paid marketing, design of promotional materials such as e-flyers and programme videos, online info-sessions about the programme and one-to-one consultation[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Supportive:” color=”orange”]Where budgets are limited, we are happy to cooperate with you to submit applications for various government-funding opportunities, including Generation UK, Prime Ministers Scholarship for Asia and the New Colombo Plan where eligible. This can be done on a speculative basis, i.e. if the funding application is unsuccessful, there is no obligation to run the programme or pay any fees to Pagoda Projects. Discounts and/or benefits in kind are possible when there is a view to commit a greater number of students to our programme or where funding is established. This helps us better manage our capacity and aligns with our approach of seeking to assist students with financial support wherever available[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_column][vc_column_text]


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[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Transparent:” color=”orange”]For programmes where you wish for us to invoice students directly, they are not required to make any payment until they have secured a position they are happy to sign up for. This means you can simply include our Vietnam placements as an option among others for consideration. Students can find out about our placement options and even interview with a potential host company before paying a deposit or making a decision to commit to the programme[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Personal:” color=”orange”]All who apply are provided with clear, detailed information about the programme, associated costs and a dedicated member of our team will liaise with them specifically to discuss the nature of the placement they require to provide options for consideration[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Safe:” color=”orange”]Your students’ well-being is our priority. We capture detailed health and safety related information to make sure that we are aware of any specific areas of support for participants in relation to their physical and mental heath. All of our due dilligence-related documentation is available in the ‘Partners‘ section of our website[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”71454″ css=”.vc_custom_1586168787227{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1586233895655{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]


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[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Technical and Procedural Manufacturing Know-How:” tab_id=”1579497924719-5e0215aa-aa8e”][vc_column_text]This will be done via first-hand experience of the China manufacturing and export environment. Participants will receive a thorough exposure to the manufacturing environment of leading international companies operating in China. This will be done via presentations, panel sessions, tours in various manufacturing facilities and post-visit reflection with the InternChina team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Skills development:” tab_id=”1579498030779-2b26bc2a-6d90″][vc_column_text]Via hands-on activities and an employability workshop delivered by InternChina. Participants will be set a surprise challenge during the orientation day, for which they will also be put into groups and expected to present back to our team at the end of the programme. This is in order to encourage critical thinking and the absorption of information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Cultural Awareness:” tab_id=”1579497924785-f4a6cccd-fc45″][vc_column_text]Participants will gain fundamental understanding of Chinese Culture whilst also being given the opportunity to bond with others taking part in the programme via aninteractive Tai Chi session, Calligraphy class and Chinese Cooking Lesson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Personal Relationships and Network Building:” tab_id=”1579498071337-c1d964af-04e7″][vc_column_text]There will be ample opportunities for participants to broaden their professional networks such as via the interactions with staff during company visits and a bespoke networking event.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Intercultural fluency and independence:” tab_id=”1579497924719-5e0218aa-aa8e”][vc_column_text]Participants will be provided with transport cards and local SIMs shortly after arrival and be made aware of how to use the local map apps and bus system during their orientation. Following the first week, participants will be given a city ‘Scavenger Hunt’ in their groups to build confidence, further familiarise them with the city and learn how to get around independently. To successfully complete the challenge, participants will need to interact with locals, successfully navigate the city and complete preset tasks that will test their newly acquired mandarin skills. This will provide some friendly competition, build confidence and be a fun alternative to company focused activities. Members of staff will be available for support when needed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

2020 Start Dates Still Available:

This Group Programme is currently by arrangement only. Check back for scheduled (open) tours

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Orientation:”]Introduction to the city, country, the program, expectations and important health and safety information[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”City Scavenger Hunt:”]Helping participants become familiar with the city, transport and each other. Participants will be put into teams to complete challenges and test their leadership, communication and problem-solving[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Chinese Language Classes:”]Participants will be provided with 20 hours of beginners mandarin Chinese lessons to springboard their Chinese language abilities and help them interact with locals day to day[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”FLEX Company Tour:”]United States NASDAQ-listed manufacturing giant, Flex Zhuhai will provide insight into how many recognisable products are manufactured and their CSER (Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility) department will show how big companies are empowering those with disabilities and supporting environmental initiatives in large-scale manufacturing[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Bowers and Wilkins Company Tour:”]Participants will be provided with a tour of this British high-end audio brand’s Zhuhai manufacturing facility culminating with the chance to hear the final product in action via a listening-session in their state of the art, purpose built ‘listening-room’[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”ECO-Schulte Visit:”]Leading German Door Mechanism and home safety system manufacturer ECO Schulte will provide an overview of various engineering processes such as metal stamping, polishing, grinding[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”MTU Company Tour:”]Participants will experience what it takes to keep planes in the sky with a presentation and tour of leading German-Sino operation MTU Aero Engines Zhuhai. Here aircraft engines are tested, fully dismantled, repaired, reassembled and tested again in this massive, highly process-controlled facility which boasts a sky rail to transport engines to the custom-build testing chamber[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Experts Panel Lightning Sessions:”]International business leaders will deliver lightning presentations on their specific focus of expertise, such as FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) sales and dropshipping, breakthrough industries and disruptors[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Employability Workshop:”]Delivered by Pagoda Projects. Participants will gain an understanding of the skills they have exhibited over the course of the study tour and how best to represent their abilities to potential employers[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Cultural Activities:”]Participants will receive some great opportunities to experience Chinese cooking, Taiji and the art of Chinese calligraphy[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Language of Instruction:   English



Eligibility:  There’s no acceptance criteria for students to take part, however, places for our scheduled tours are limited. If you’re considering the experience to count towards an accredited aspect of your students’ course, we can help you identify these areas. Alternatively, you may wish to adapt and customise an exclusive, bespoke group-programme and build this to meet your specific course criteria.

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Price – GBP £1,995 (approx. AUD $4,100/ NZD $4,200/ SGD 3,600) + GBP £150 deposit (approx. AUD $300/NZD/SGD)

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  • Comprehensive 2 week study tour, all transport fees and activity costs as described above
  • 20 hours of mandarin lessons
  • Accommodation in hotel based on twin sharing
  • Pickup and transfer to accommodation
  • Comprehensive medical and travel insurance
  • Visa invitation letter and support during this process
  • Registration with local police station (legal requirement in China)
  • Welcome package including SIM-card, T-Shirt & useful info prepared by our team
  • Orientation presentation
  • 24/7 emergency contact person
  • 2 group meals
  • Option to join additional optional dinners, trips & events (at extra cost)
  • Access to our exclusive alumni network

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What’s Not Included in the Program?

  • Flights
  • Visa application fees
  • Day to day living expenses
  • Any vaccinations/inoculations recommended by a doctor
  • Any other costs incurred that aren’t specifically mentioned as being included in the program


We’ll remind students to register with Smart Traveller (Aus)/ Safe travel (NZ)/Embassy registration (UK) before they depart

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