Due to COVID-19, all China tours and travel programs are suspended until further notice. If you would like to register your interest for future announcements, please sign up to our newsletter or email your request to [email protected]. Thank you!

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

Study tours will resume after COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted.

China Tour (summer camp)

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

Participants pay for visas and airfares, but other costs in China are covered by the hosts.

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.

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.

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.


Application requirements vary according to the tour.

Email [email protected] or fill in a registration of interest form for upcoming tour dates and more information.