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China

This highly traditional society is turning towards the future

It has been fifty years since the dawn of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and while the Great Leap Forward proved to be anything but, in many ways China now finds itself the envy of the developed world.

Students live in the sprawling ultramodern city of Shanghai during their time here, where they’ll find an incredible diversity of people to interact with, an impressive range of architecture to admire, and endless marketplaces, museums, food stalls, and landmarks to explore.

Students also visit cities and provinces where antiquity and tradition still reign, and the concept of modernity is limited to the tech that resides in their pockets and backpacks. In previous terms, students have learned the process of Longjin tea roasting firsthand, practiced martial arts and Chan Buddhism at a Shaolin temple, and ventured into China’s centuries-old Hakka walled villages, where ancient customs and beliefs are still practiced today.

Jack Collison’20

ON HIS CHINA TERM

“China was completely unlike anywhere I’ve been. It beat my expectations, and was one of the coolest terms. Coming from the US, which just turned 150, it was mind boggling to be in a place with buildings thousands of years old, and a history even older.”

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China Projects

  • Diving into China’s history to understand the cultural costs associated with rural exodus and how said history has influence urban migration

  • Examining the culture of entrepreneurship in China through the lenses of economic growth, social enterprise, and sustainable development

  • Gaining hands-on experience with traditional Chinese medicine to learn how our health can be improved through Chinese concepts

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Explore our 2019 term in China in this detailed write up.

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