Travel study opportunity in China for students

We are excited to announce an innovative travel study opportunity in China in March 2015!

Engaging China’s Future & Past: About the program
This program is both an interdisciplinary dive into China’s rich heritage and an encounter with its fast-moving future. Taking place in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, it is designed to build a student’s cross-cultural awareness and to expose him or her to opportunities for entrepreneurship and partnership with Chinese peers. It connects students to the Chinese point-of-view on topics like the globalized economy, demographic changes, rapid urbanization, and environmental degradation, and introduces them to a people from a myriad different sectors, including urban planners, business owners, financial experts, and students their age.

As an integral part of the program, students propose and complete an inquiry-based project that relates directly to their winter or spring term academic program. These projects may range from an honors project in Chinese 2 to a piece of China-inspired art  in a visual arts course to a statistical analysis in math. Students should discuss their ideas with their respective teachers as a part of the application process for the program.

When is the trip?

  • March 14, 2015 to March 25, 2015

Who should apply?

  • Any Upper School student who wants to learn about China. Students who participate in this program do not need to be enrolled in Chinese courses. We look forward to working with a group of students with diverse academic interests!

What is the application process?

  • Interested students can apply by filling in this form by Tuesday, October 14. We will finalize the trip roster by Friday, October 17, so punctuality is very important. Space is limited and students will be selected based on the strength of their academic connection to China. Submitting the application neither guarantees your spot on the trip, nor does it commit you to the program.

How much does it cost?

  • Final costs depend on the number of students in the program and on the cost of flights. Parents will receive a detailed email documenting costs as soon as it is available. For questions and estimates, email Shanshan Xu.
  • Financial aid is available. Inquire with Kathryn Buckley in the Business Office for more information.

What is the payment schedule?:

  • Friday, October 31: $1,000 non-refundable deposit
  • Friday, January 15: pending final cost of program

For all additional questions about the specifics of the program, contact Shanshan Xu.


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