Discover China’s history, legacy and place in the modern world on a journey that takes you on to an encounter with the Dong people, a Yao village, the Forbidden City and Great Wall.
In China, we take students on field-based academic treks that meet course objectives by blending traditional lectures and theory with remarkable, hands-on experience. From the Ming dynasty to China’s modern business world, you will witness how China’s history and legacy has shaped its role in the world today as well as its place in the global economy. Push off from Hong Kong and venture to hilly Yangshuo, to the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces on up to Tiantouzhai, and to the spectacular Avatar Hallelujah Mountains and beyond. There’s so much to see, learn and experience. Visit five different ethnic minority villages and take part in meaningful service learning opportunities. Tour a working factory in Beijing and see China’s modern business machine in action. Gain a basic understating of Mandarin and learn how to form common Chinese characters.
“The part that will last in my memories and heart forever is the orphanage work we did, one of the greatest life experiences.” — Maria Choi, Edmonds, WA
- Trekking from village to village through the Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces
- Learning to speak Mandarin
- Visiting Miao, Guida, Dong, Tiantouzhai and Xiaozhai minority villages
- Hiking through Zuolong Gorge to get to your guesthouse.
- Staying in the ancient riverside town of Fenghuang
- Camping on the Great Wall
- Tian’anmen Square and Forbidden City
- Rock climbing and camping in Yangshuo surrounded by karst peaks and the Lijiang River.
- Hiking in the unique Zhangjiajie National Park
What are my next steps?
Costs & Dates
Choose current grade to view
costs and trip dates
Earn & Learn More information >
- 3 College Credits
- 20 Community Service Hours
Read about Broadreach in the news! Over the years, Broadreach has been featured in a variety of magazines and newspapers around the world. Check out some of our great press! >
- Experience Required
- No experience necessary