This study-abroad experience contains a diverse offering of educational activities and excursions taking place over two weeks in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures on Chinese history and culture, US-China relations, and China’s economic development. They will also participate in cultural activities such as a tour of the Summer Palace and the Great Wall, a visit to the Xixi Wetland Museum, workshops on Chinese painting and Chinese culinary art, and much more. The final program itinerary will be distributed during the scholars’ orientation session in Washington, DC. Two chaperons approved by the CBCF will accompany each cohort throughout their travels and will serve as the students’ primary supervisors and points of contact.
Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district.
- Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Sunday, June 18, 2017
Testimonials from Past China Study Abroad Participants:
“I gained a better appreciation for Chinese culture as a whole, as well as the experience of sharing culture and experiences with the people we met in China.”
“It has opened my eyes to the opportunities that I may have in the future. I have also learned that a vast broad understanding and exposure to the world helps you both personally and professionally.”
“Thank you for the experience, I truly enjoyed it. I look forward to making connections with those individuals who aided us during the trip, the CBCF, and being able to return in order to work with other study abroad programs, or even being a part of another pilot group to another country. I really appreciated everything the CBCF, CUSEF, and the schools in China did for us.”
Applications open January 2017!
Please note: Immediate relatives (defined as one’s parents, step-parents, siblings, spouse, children, step-children, foster children, in-laws, sibling in-laws, grandparents, great grandparents, step-great grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews) of a CBC Member, a CBC Spouse, a staff person of a CBC Member or Spouse, CBCF staff, a member of the CBCF Board of Directors, Member of CBCF, Corporate Advisory Council Member of CBCF, or any CBCF-sponsoring entity are not eligible for CBCF study abroad programs.