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.
We offer comprehensive, personal home visits so that we can answer your questions in person. One of our expert staff members will present on our program options and share stories from their own formative Where There Be Dragons program. To request a home visit in less than 2 minutes, fill out this form.
- Environmental studies, ancient and modern history, political studies, ethnic and regional diversity.
- Introduction to Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Marxism.
- Trekking in Tibetan Qinghai and in southern Sichuan.
- Engage in basic Mandarin, Mandarin dialect, and Tibetan language study.
- Development, energy and environmental issues, water, land-use and resource management.