Hi, my name is Brendan Ko, a sophomore in Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration as of Spring 2012. I was able to take the opportunity to attend a newly made class about Hospitality and Tourism Development in China (HF350). In this class, I was able to learn about China's hotel culture, as well as the culture of the country as a whole. During the lectures, there were guest speakers who presented on specific aspects of China, as well as presentations by my fellow peers about certain hospitality industries in China. During spring break, my class was given the opportunity to travel to China and visit many tourism spots as well as high end hotel groups. I was not only able to learn about China in lectures, but also able to experience the culture personally through my trip there.