China Service Learning Tour

Engineering in China

University of WorldStrides

Why China?

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Info Session

July 12 2016, 12:25 am

Learn more about this program at our upcoming info session:
5PM, Monday, September 5
WorldStrides Hall
Room 100
Pizza served!

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Itinerary Highlights

To read more of our itinerary, click “Register Now” to view the registration portal.

4 days, 4 nights

  • Great Wall of China: Walk along this world famous structure, and consider its incredible construction. Compare and contrast the sections of this granite structure, visible from space. Descend the wall in a wheeled toboggan.
  • Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City: Located at the center of Beijing City, visit Tian’anmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Wall. Afterwards, visit the Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex.
  • Hutong Tour: Ride in a rickshaw around this traditional neighborhood in Beijing and discuss its importance to the Communist way of life and how it has changed in modern China. Have lunch with a local family in their home.

5 days, 5 nights

  • High Speed Bullet Train: Ride the high speed train to the tremendous city of Shanghai.
  • River Boat Cruise: Ride along the Huangpu River, the symbol of this city, and view important sites such as Nanpu Bridge, Yangpu Bridge and Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the highest TV tower in Asia.
  • Shanghai Global Financial Center: A trip to the 100th floor will give you the best – and most dizzying — view in Shanghai.
  • Nanjing Road: Stroll along Nanjing Road, China’s premier shopping street, which starts at The Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jingan Temple and Yan’an West Street. In addition to the brand-name stores, specialty shops still provide choice silk goods, jade, embroidery, wool, and clocks.
  • Jade Buddha Temple: This temple is famous for its jade Buddha statues, which are pure white and very elegant. The construction of the pavilions and halls are in the traditional style of the Song dynasty, and it has four halls: the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, the Reclining Buddha Hall, and the Jade Buddha Chamber.
  • Yu Yuan Botanical Gardens: Explore the Yu Gardens and Bazaar, a pleasant and well-contained classical Chinese garden. Built between 1559 and 1577, the Yu Yuan (meaning Garden of Peace and Comfort) is a maze of Míng Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges, and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall.
Price: $3,195
Trip ID: 83060
Register By: 05/11/2016

Customized Content

Meet with the team at four China-based companies to see firsthand what its like to do business in China and get an interactive, up-close look at professional life in this dynamic environment. Our visits will be customized for University of WorldStrides.

Meet the Faculty

John Professor

Professor of Engineering
John Professor is adjunct professor of engineering at WorldStrides University teaching International Standards in Engineering 201. He has been at WorldStrides for 8 years and is in his 4th year leading this travel program. John earned his BA at Ohio State University and his Masters in Engineering at the University of Virginia before working in the field. As an engineer and owner of his own firm, John traveled to more than 40 countries around the world and worked for clients such as Lockheed Martin, Dupont, and Marriott. Today, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, Jane.

International Financial Assistance Program

WorldStrides is committed to making international travel accessible for students. Read about applying for financial assistance through the Foundation of International Education.

Gift of Education

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For Parents

Thank you for considering this global opportunity for your students, and for trusting me with the important responsibility of educating them. In addition to building their resume and their network, I believe a program like this builds essential perspective that will set them on a path to becoming more global citizens!

I have chosen WorldStrides as an educational travel partner because of their reputation for excellence in logistics, educational content, and most importantly, safety and security. Read more about WorldStrides.


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