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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xinzheng, China
  • Program Terms: Summer Session 2
  • Restrictions: applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

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Program Description:

Discover China: Culture & Child Development



Study Abroad in China

The China summer study abroad trip provides an educational opportunity that combines a cross-cultural immersion covering three areas of China – Beijing, Henan Province, and Shanghai – with an intensive service experience at a foster home for orphans in the village of Qingyundian Township, located just outside Beijing.  Students acquire first-hand knowledge of living conditions, cultural norms, and needs of people in a small village, and its contrast to the large, urban environments of Beijing and Shanghai, as well as university student life in a small city (Xinzheng) and rural life in the Henan Province. The trip offers students the opportunity to experience Chinese culture and customs, exploring sites from ancient and imperial China to the rapidly-changing, 21st century China.

List of Locations:

Beijing, China
Xinzheng, China
Shanghai, China



Trip Dates: 6/6/2019 - 6/23/2019

Trip Application Deadline:  11/15/2018
Deposit Deadline:  11/15/2018  
(Can be paid earlier once you have a signed billing contract - deposit required to secure your spot on the trip.)
Final Payment Deadline:  3/15/2019

Pre-Travel:  June 3 - 5, 2019 -  class sessions at Lee University
In Country:  June 6 - 23
Week 1:       Beijing area excursions with volunteer service and lodging at New Day Foster Home
Week 2:       Henan Province with classes, activities, excursions, and lodging at Sias International University
Final Weekend:  Shanghai experience with lodging in downtown hotel

At temple  


$6,200   $5,875  Reduced price!!
  • Includes:
    • Airfare and Visa
    • 3 Meals per Day and Lodging
    • Ground Transportation and all Excursions
    • 7 Credit Hours of Tuition

Questions? Please contact Dr. Jerome Hammond or Vanessa Hammond at: or

Lee with Students
Trip Directors:

Dr. Jerome Hammond
Office Location: HAB201

Vanessa Hammond
Office Location: VST203

Course Information:

PSYC 480 / ASIA 480: Child Development Issues in China and the U.S.  - 3 credit hours
  • This course will acquaint the student with the issues and challenges related to child development in the U.S. and China, especially in resource poor environments, in regard to the care of orphaned children with special medical needs or disabilities, and in the educational system.
ANTH 337 / ASIA 337: Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society - 3 credit hours
  • The anthropology course will focus on changes in contemporary Chinese culture and society, including history and memories of revolutions, market forces and work, family and marriage, family planning and child rearing, public and private life, migration and ethnicity, religions and rituals, gender and sexuality, as well as environmental politics and globalization. The trip will also provide students with direct exposure to Chinese food and art.
GNST 251: Cross-Cultural Experience

Total Credit Hours Received: 7

Other Important Academic Information:
  • This trip welcomes students from all majors
  • Students will earn service credit hours on this cross-cultural experience!

Additional Links and Information:

Mental Health Questionnaire

Daily trip itinerary is here: China 2019 Itinerary.pdf

Here is a PDF with a detailed description and overview of the China cross-cultural experience:   China Trip Overview 2019.pdf

PDF of the Information Meeting slides:
CHINA Info Mtg 09.18.pdf

Michelle with Students

This program is currently not accepting applications.