Program Details

Instruction will be provided by both UMass Boston and University faculty from various Chinese universities, and additional guest speakers. We encourage participants who have taken a survey course in world history, global human issues, or Asian studies, or
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The China Today program will provide participants an extraordinary opportunity to learn firsthand about a diverse and rapidly changing country, where the old and the new co-exist. While the focus of the program will be on important current issues such as economic development, the urban/rural divide, the environment, and everyday life, students will also be introduced to various aspects of Chinese history and tradition.

Instruction will be provided by both UMass Boston and University faculty from various Chinese universities, and additional guest speakers. We encourage participants who have taken a survey course in world history, global human issues, or Asian studies, or those simply with a particular interest in China to apply.

Opportunity to interact with Chinese faculty and students will abound, along with the opportunity to develop new, lifelong friendships and gain further insights into the enormous changes and opportunities modern China presents to the world.
Setting Description:
Over three weeks, we will visit three great cities of China: Beijing, the political and cultural center of the country; Shanghai, the economic engine and one of the most dynamic cities in the world at the moment; and Xian, the ancient Chinese capital with layers of dynastic history. The program will include not only visit to world-famous historical sites such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the terra cotta underground army, but also high tech "economic zones," socially conscious NGOs, and avant-garde art galleries.

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