Asian Field Study Program



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 to 20 companies and c) post-trip classes for conclusions and takeaways. The 2023 onsite trip went to Tokyo, Kyoto, Bangkok and Phnom Penh.  For summer 2024 we are currently considering Tokyo, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.  The final itinerary will not be set until April 2024 and will depend on which cities we can arrange quality company tours.  To get a feel for the AFS travel tour, below are Summary Reports from past tours.



Photos from past Asian Field Study tours (click to scroll through more photos).

Cover image for our Flickr album.