Excursions & Service Learning

A variety of extracurricular activities and excursions will supplement and enrich the academic program and provide exchange with Chinese students, professionals and local people. These activities will include:

  • Educational excursions to sites of historical and cultural significance. Visits may include:

    The Bund
    Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
    Nanjing Road Shopping Area
    Pearl Tower
    Lujiazui Financial District
    Yu Garden
    Xintiandi
    Century Park
    Temples, mosques & churches
    Site of First National Congress of the Communist Party of China

  • Visits to Chinese and multinational companies, social service agencies, etc. Sites may include:

    The Shanghai Stock Exchange 
    Microsoft
    Semiconductor Manufacturer International Corporation 
    Heng Yuan Xiang
    Pericom Technologies Inc.
    IBM China 
    Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group
    Commerce Department of the U.S. Consulate 
    Energy Systems International
    World Vision China

  • Meetings with American professionals and business executives who work in Shanghai.
  • Community service projects may include working with orphanages, inner city migrant schools or other community organizations.