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 Georgetown group visited Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai in June 2017 and 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, Baidu Corporation, Alibaba Group, and Peking University, among others. You can read about their experience here. The second group will embark on their trip in June 2018.
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.