The Asian Field Study (AFS) by the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Shidler College of Business is the premier global business field study program focusing on Asia-Pacific. It takes a group of primarily executive MBAs on a tour through Asia to visit companies, government agencies, and cultural sites. The objective is to prepare students for careers and business opportunities in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, the program works to improve relations between countries in the region through increased education and communication.
The program consists of: a) one month of preparatory classes on Asian countries, economies, industries and business trends, b) a three-week business field study trip through Asia visiting 15+ companies and c) two weeks of classes for conclusions and takeaways. The 2019 onsite trip went to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Ho Chi Minh City. For summer 2020 the tentative schedule is Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi and Bangkok.
Photos from past Asian Field Study tours (click to scroll through more photos).