China Study Tour Program

China Study Tour Program

The China Study Tour Program is a 10-day guided program that takes students to Beijing, Shanghai, and a third city in China. 

The program is open to graduate students from all disciplines interested in deepening their understanding of China. During this immersion experience, participants conduct site visits and meet with national and local government officials and leaders from business, society, and the academy. Students also have opportunities to exchange views with peers from leading Chinese universities.

The first two Georgetown groups visited Beijing, Hangzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai in 2017 and 2018. They held meetings with officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars, and students from a variety of organizations including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China's Central Commission of Military, Baidu Corporation, Alibaba Group, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, as well as Peking University and Xiamen University, among others. 

The study tour is organized by the China-United States Exchange Foundation in Hong Kong with themes developed by Georgetown faculty. The program accepts applications December through February of each year, with trips taking place in June. Further information will be announced on the Georgetown U.S.-China Initiative website.