Tours to China that the VBCI help to organise include:

  • China Tour (summer camp), a 14-day tour for VU students
  • Young leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, a 14-day tour for young people with a business plan or start-up

 

China Tour (summer camp)

The China Tour (summer camp) is a fantastic opportunity for VU students to experience China and its culture.

The 14-day trip includes:

  • visits to historic and scenic sites
  • field research at leading Chinese companies
  • meeting students at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), our partner university
  • attending a Mandarin and Chinese Culture immersion training program.

Successful applicants will be offered six hours of training in basic Mandarin and Chinese culture, provided free by the VBCI.

Young Leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This 14-day tour provides young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from and engage with China’s fast-moving innovation and business culture.

The 2019 tour includes visits with successful business entrepreneurs in Beijing and Shenzhen – with sightseeing to the Great Wall and Forbidden City.

We will visit with some of the largest business groups in the world, including:

  • Alibaba retail group
  • DiDi ridesharing
  • Huawei telecommunications company

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Eligible projects

To be eligible you must fit into one of these groups:

  • principal partners of a start-up project (in operation for no more than five years)
  • university students with a mature business plan
  • winners of national youth entrepreneurship contests in your country.

Projects related to China will be given priority.

Key start-up areas include:

  • internet+
  • international trade and business
  • sharing economy
  • cultural industry.

Dates

Application closing date: 20 May 2019

Tour: 7 to 19 July 2019

Costs & sponsorship

Successful applicants for the China Tour (summer camp) and Young Leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship will need to pay for their own airfares and organise their own visas.

Other costs within China, including meals and tours, will be sponsored by the hosts, and include:

  • hotel rooms
  • group meals
  • group transportation
  • group sightseeing and entrance tickets
  • travel and accident insurance in China.

Applications

Application requirements vary according to the tour.

Email vbci@vu.edu.au or fill in a registration of interest form for upcoming tour dates and more information.

Young Leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Send materials describing your startup project to support your application:

  • Your contact details (name, phone number, email)
  • Your CV or link to LinkedIn profile
  • A written business plan and/or video or other supporting materials

A panel of experts will select the best applications and accompanying videos, and inform the successful participants by 31 May.