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Important notice regarding AsiaTech 2020

Syracuse University continues to track the global threat of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, and remains in close contact with local, regional and national public health experts. The University has communicated frequently to students, faculty and staff regarding prevention measures for this and any communicable virus, believing that education is a powerful tool to protecting oneself from getting sick.

Our highest priority is keeping our students safe. Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, the traveling portion of AsiaTech 2020 has been cancelled. Participants have been notified and given next steps regarding refunds and course credit.

Participants are encouraged to reach out to Kathy Allen at (315) 443-4251,, or by visiting the iSchool Student Services office located in 114 Hinds Hall.

Visit four destinations in two weeks in this 16 day seminar.

This 16 day seminar in Asia will start in Hong Kong and go through Singapore, Malaysia, and end up in Thailand.

While being immersed in the culture of the most fascinating cities in Asia, learn how some of the largest global corporations use information to address global technology challenges. 

Students must register and take GET 487/687 for 3 credits in the spring semester. 

GET 487/687 Global Tech: AsiaTech (3 credits)

Explore organizations in Asia through the lens of Global Enterprise Technology.

This course will provide opportunities to experience first-hand how technology and information provide strategic advantages for several global enterprise corporations as well as many non-commercial organizations.

The innovative use of information technology is a key element of success in the global economy. How organizations use information technology to address global technology challenges will be explored.

This course provides the opportunity to see those technologies in action at some of the most successful organizations in the world. Students will have free time to explore each city on their own, as well as visit cultural attractions as a group.

Class size is limited to 30 students. Any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student is eligible to apply.

Tentative Itinerary for AsiaTech May / June 2020

Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, the traveling portion of AsiaTech 2020 has been cancelled. Please see the notice at the top of this page.


Paul Gandel is a professor in the School of Information Studies. He previously served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Syracuse University. As Chief Information Officer he was responsible for all aspects for information technology and information service—computer services, voice and data networking, instructional services, business process improvement, and distance learning. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University's technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remain competitive with the growing demands of providing high-quality information resources for research, teaching, and student learning environments. He was also responsible for initiating and developing the Green Data Center at Syracuse University, one of the "greenest" data centers in the world.


Students register for and take this three credit class during the spring semester.

  • SU undergraduates pay no additional tuition charge, as long as they have not exceeded the 19-credit limit for the semester
  • Graduate students do pay the per credit tuition charge for this three credit class.

The cost for the travel portion of the course is approximately $4,600, and includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from a U.S. airport to Asia
  • Housing
  • Some group meals
  • Transportation between cities
  • Entrance fees to attractions visited by the group

It also includes all activities and services for which a separate fee is not charged. The final fee will be set once airfare and other expenses have been confirmed. Financial aid is available.


For more information about AsiaTech or your global experience requirement, please contact:

Kathryn Allen
114 Hinds Hall

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