Loyola University Chicago

The Beijing Center

for Chinese Studies

ChinaGreen 2016

Program Dates: May 25 - June 27, 2016

ChinaGreen is a three-credit, four-week long environmental studies travel course that involves introductory lectures and field research in Beijing, a 3-day trip to Shanghai, and almost two weeks of travel throughout China. Students will acquire an understanding of how sustainable systems work and how the structure and function of these systems are altered by human activities. 

Course Information

ENVS 281C - Environmental Sustainability & Science in China

*LUC students: This course satisfies Tier II Scientific Literacy and ENVS Core requirements! Students must complete ENVS 137/UCSF 137 before enrolling in this course.
                                          Tentative Calendar                                           
3/15 Application Deadline
5/25 Students Arrive in Beijing-Program Start! 
5/26-28 Orientation 
5/30 Class Begins
6/3-6 Trip to Shanghai
6/12 Students Depart on course excursion
6/24 Classes End
6/27 Checkout

Application Deadline 

Monday, March 15, 2016 -Space is limited! 

Program Fee $3,950

-Tuition for 3 credit hours of environmental studies
-Double occupancy housing
-Airport Pickup/Dropoff
-Orientation in Beijing (activities, meals, speakers)
-3 day weekend trip to Shanghai
-Course excursion travel and activities costs
-Closing banquet
Does not Include:
-Airfare ($900- $1,300)
-Chinese visa costs ($140 approx.)
-Meals ($300-$400)
*For scholarship opportunities, click here.

3-day Trip to Shanghai

All ChinaGreen 2015 students will enjoy a 3 day tour throughout Shanghai with the rest of the TBC Summer Session students. With use of the high speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai now in operation, it's only a about a 5 hour trip! Experience a blend of modern and traditional culture as you explore the historic walking areas of The Bund and French Concession, cruise down the Huangpu River, and experience a taste of Hu cuisine. 

Course Excursion (Approx 2 weeks)

The second half of the course is spent in several different cities in China. Students will have the opportunity to make their own observations and partake in active research while having lectures from local guest speakers and organizations.
Excursion Destinations Include:
Taiyuan, the largest coal-producing city in China  
The Loess Plateau, a plateau almost destroyed by deforestation  
Chengdu, home of the Wolong Panda Reserve  
Zhangjiajie, World Heritage National Park
Dongting Lake, a WWF wet-land preservation project