Explorations Abroad: China

This looks like fun. Some friends of mine are going. Deadline is on the horizon! –db

The Trip: May 15-30, 2012 in China
Costs: Approx. $3,450. This includes flights, 3-star hotels, most meals, visa, travel/emergency medical insurance, and entrance fees. Does not include 2-credit tuition, passport, some meals and spending money.
Course: GS 1200 Explorations Abroad: China (2 credits). Class is eight weeks long (3/12-5/7). Hybrid/Online course – no need to be at LSC’s Duluth campus.

Here’s your chance to “know your world.” Join fellow students and History/Political Science Instructor Paul Richgruber on a trip to Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng County, and Shanghai, China. You’ll be able to walk along the Great Wall, view Beijing’s centuries-long history and feel its modern vibe, experience rural China’s people and natural beauty, and lastly, witness the “over-the-top 21st century glam” of Shanghai.

Students will take in the art, visit with college students, and develop an appreciation for the Chinese people in China’s emerging global influence.

“China is a fascinating nation that is surprisingly easy to travel around,” said Richgruber. “It’s one of the oldest cultures in the world, but has a changing, dynamic society. This trip will help students build their skills as a 21st century, global citizen.”

Richgruber has extensive familiarity with China; he studied Chinese history and culture in graduate school and has been teaching about China for twelve years and visited the country on several occasions

Travelers limited to 20 students and nearing capacity as of 12/07/11. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (218) 733-7741.

Tags: China, Dorian Beaulieu, Paul Richgruber, Study Abroad



about 12 years ago

I studied abroad in China and it was everything you mention and much more, but that was almost 20 years ago. I highly recommend skipping return flight and taking the long way home.  It's a nice planet, why not travel around it? 

  Trans-Siberian Railway 


about 12 years ago

Ya! Maybe make a stop in Siberia to visit the North Korean labor camps.


about 12 years ago

Adam, I don't know where you find these things, but that video made my day - it's 9 am so it could still get unmade, but that's a nice start.

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