China: The Yangtze River High School Summer Program

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China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River
China: The Yangtze River

About

From its headwaters in the highlands of Tibet to the delta in Shanghai, this program follows the Yangtze River as it rushes nearly 4,000 miles across southern China. Asia’s longest river has shaped China’s cultural traditions, agricultural practices, regional politics and industrial development for thousands of years. Students on this course will gain firsthand insight into the lives of the estimated 550 million people who live along the banks of this vital waterway.

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Highlights
  • Engage in issues involving development, energy and environmental issues, water, land-use and resource management, ancient and modern history, political studies, ethnic and regional diversity
  • We engage in basic Mandarin, Chinese dialect, and Tibetan language study
  • Introduction to Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Marxism.
  • Unique rural home-stay (subject to change in the event of governmental restriction).
  • Extensive train and bus travel, hiking, remote village stay. Opportunities to hike in Tibetan areas of Sichuan and Yunnan.

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Location

Location:
China
Currency:
Chinese Yuan
Weather:
Jan-Mar
57 F / 37 F
Apr-Jun
82 F / 52 F
Jul-Sep
90 F / 72 F
Oct-Dec
73 F / 50 F
Airports:
Beijing Capital International Airport
( PEK )
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
( PVG )
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport CAN
( CAN )

China is the most populous country in the world and has one of the fastest-growing economies. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. China has over 34,687 species of animals and vascular plants, making it the third-most biodiverse country in the world, after Brazil and Colombia.

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