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Despite barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture, 13 Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students spent 10 days in Shanghai, China, in summer 2013. WSSU students are of varied ages, and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and many didn’t have a passport before this trip. Craig Richardson, a WSSU professor of economics, worked with CIEE’s Faculty and Custom Programs department and Steve Chao, center director for the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai, to design a program for his MBA students. We'll explore how WSSU was able to overcome barriers and give these students a life-changing experience, and how other institutions may be able to replicate its model to increase access to study abroad for traditionally underrepresented students.