Excursions & Service Learning

A variety of extra-curricular activities and excursions will supplement and enrich the academic program and provide exchange with Chinese students, professionals, and other local people. These activities will include:

  • Educational excursions to sites of historical and cultural significance. Visits may include:

    The Great Wall of China
          Forbidden City & Ricci Tomb
    Temple of Heaven
          The Summer Palace
    Yuanming Garden
          Confucius Temple & Imperial College
    Antique Street
          Tiananmen Square
          Hao Hai
    Beijing Artists’ Village
          Green Ecological Village
    Temples, mosques & churches
                    National Museum of Chinese History
    Olympic Village

  • Visits to Chinese and multinational companies, social service agencies, etc. Sites may include:

    Lenovo Group  IBM China
    Beijing Hyundai Motor Company
    Energy Systems International 
    Capital Bio Corporation
    The Institute of Manufacturing Engineering
    China's Center for Disease Control
    Central China TV
    Dept of Commmerce at the US Embassy
    Prince of Peace Children's Home 
    World Vision China

  • Meetings with American professionals and business executives who work in Beijing.
  • Community service projects may include working with orphanages, inner-city migrant schools or other community organizations.