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China Study Tour Program

The China Study Tour Program is a 10-day guided program that takes students to Beijing and two other cities in China. 

Due to global public health concerns following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues will not be coordinating this program in 2020, please check back in 2021 for future updates.

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.

Three groups of Georgetown graduates students have visited cities across China in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 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.

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Georgetown Graduate Students Explore China's Future

Eleven Georgetown graduate students took the unique opportunity this summer to get a glimpse of China’s economic future during a 10-day study tour. The theme of the study tour was China’s 40 years of “Reform and Opening Up”.