Program Highlights

beijing11 - 2012The program will begin late August with an orientation in Davidson. The group will then leave together for Shanghai from Davidson. See the Davidson study-abroad website for more details.  Highlights include:

  • Campus housing, with many opportunities to interact with Chinese and other foreign students, as well as faculty
  • Course offerings across multiple disciplines, including political science, history, sociology, anthropology, religion, health and human values, and media studies
  • Personalized language courses that will enhance students’ ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese
  • Convenient access to sites within Shanghai, one of China’s most dynamic cities
  • Study tours with Dr. Bullock to Beijing, Yunnan, and nearby Shanghai sites

Group excursions include:

  • Beijing: The capital of China, with many historical sites including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Summer Palace.
  • Yunnan: With cities such as Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La that are home to many of China’s ethnic minorities, Yunnan also has some of the most striking natural landscapes in the world, including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • Suzhou: The “Venice of China,” home to many famous gardens, and the historical center of the silk industry
  • Nanjing: The “southern capital,” the historical capital for many Chinese dynasties, including the Republic of China
  • Within Shanghai: The “Paris of the Orient,” with famous historical sites as the Bund, Chenghuangmiao, Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, and cultural destinations such as the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden

(Subject to changes based on the needs of the program and the conditions at the sites.)

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