City: Nanjing, China
Join us in the city of Nanjing, the historic former capital of China. Nanjing blends the history and culture of ancient China with the economic strength of modern China, in a beautiful setting near the inspiring Purple Mountains. Nanjing is located in Eastern China on the Yangtze River and approximately 200 miles west of Shanghai. Nanjing is the capital city of the Jiangsu Province and is a famous ancient capital of 10 dynasties. It was named Nanjing during the Ming dynasty, yet it is a modern and romantic city. Top attractions include the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Purple Mountains, the Qinhuai River, and the Memorial Hall to the victims in the Nanjing Massacre.
The program also includes four nights and three days in Beijing with a guided tour of the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven.
Host: Nanjing University
Nanjing University is highly ranked among Chinese institutions of higher learning.
It is strongly recommended that students take their own notebook/laptop computer. There is both wired and wireless internet available at the hotel, and some internet cafes are available throughout the city.
"Whittier's China trip was not only educational, it was an eye-opening exploration of culture, and a ridiculous amount of fun."
— Casey Hammon, 2L, CCR Fellow (attended after 1L year)