China is taking center stage in our globalizing world. The China Access Summer Program (CAP) with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) will bring you to the historic city of Xi’an, putting you right in the thick of it. We combine interactive, challenging, and practical coursework with contemporary theories from a Chinese perspective. As a future leader, this is your chance to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the real businesses and real innovators in Xi’an, China. Gain unique insight into what the buzz around China can mean your future and the world. Begin your China story today.

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Gain first-hand experience in the nation that will shape the
21st century

Where Innovation
Meets Ancient History

Rediscover China in Xi'an, China's window to the world from the days of the Silk Road. Today, you'll find that Xi'an reflects this past as a fast-growing trade, hi-tech, and commerce hub in northwestern China. More than the home of the Terracotta warriors, Xi'an will impress as a modern base for aerospace engineering, innovation, and high-tech development. Find yourself in a city that is home to elite Chinese education centers, and many young software and IT experts. Get a first-hand look at what China's change, transformation, and innovation means to the world.


Business Challenge

Work on creating innovative solutions and strategy for the world’s largest retailer and the fourth largest internet company in the world - Alibaba. Gain experience working in international teams, a tangible set of skills, and an understanding of challenges faced by Chinese companies going global.

cap courses & china career workshops

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What's Included

Disclaimer: Please check with your international mobility department if NPU credits are valid for your degree.


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Program Dates
June 24, 2018 to July 15, 2018

Early Bird Application Deadline
March 4, 2018

Final Application Deadline
May 13, 2018

Early Bird Price:
15,000RMB | 1,950EURO | 2,300USD

Program Price:
16,200RMB | 2,100EURO | 2,450USD

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Northwestern Polytechnical University Chinese Innovation, Global Outlook

Based in the heart of metropolitan Xi’an, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is a founding member of the E9 Excellence League. NPU developed China’s first onboard spacecraft computer and continues to educate China’s elite engineering talent. The university is also a hub for startup development. Its innovation center draws the best of the best to sharpen their business acumen, examine new trends, and apply their knowledge to real-world entrepreneurial scenarios. NPU also actively collaborates internationally with such partners as Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), University of California Berkeley, Harvard Medical School. NPU is one of modern China’s best education centers and is excited to be partnering with CAP for the 2018 summer program.

Our Facilitators

Facilitator I

  • Edtech, entrepreneur, M&A and investor relations expert
  • Extensive track record as China CEO for several companies
  • 15 years experience in the education industry including role as founding director of Sino-British College in Shanghai
  • 20 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in both UK and China markets

Facilitator Ii

  • China economics, politics, and entrepreneurship subject specialist
  • Guest lecturer at Oxford, Jiaotong University, Shanghai University, Hult International Business, and other universities
  • Research fellow at Oxford University
  • International accounting and finance professional

Facilitator IIi

  • International business culture and communication subject specialist
  • Guest Lecturer at Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong, Shanghai University, and Sino-British College
  • Multi-site internship partner for multinationals in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen
  • Entrepreneur and co-founder of a creative and strategic management consulting firm
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