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+ companies and c) post-trip classes for conclusions and takeaways. The 2022 onsite trip went to Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi and Singapore.  For summer 2023 the tentative schedule is Tokyo, Kyoto, Bangkok and Phnom Penh. 

Download the 2019 Asian Field Study Summary Report

Download the 2018 Asian Field Study Summary Report

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

2018 Asian Field Study