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Explore the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army. Stand in awe of the Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and the Bank of China Tower. Savor the cuisine with a cooking class.

Partial view of the Great Wall of China which includes a defensive fort

May 27-June 8, 2020

This study abroad adventure is truly a unique opportunity to see China in person. See a mix of ancient and modern architectural landmarks during our time abroad.

Our adventures begin in Xi’an at our partner school, Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Visit with JCCC students who are studying at NPU and learn some basics in Mandarin before traveling to sites such as the Terracotta Army and Wild Goose Pagoda. In Beijing we will visit the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City as well as Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest). Next we’ll make our way to the modern city of Hong Kong to take a Chinese cuisine class and explore the sights of one of the most globalized cities on the planet.

Site Visit Highlights

  • NPU Youyi and Chang’an campuses
  • Great Wall
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Cheung Chau Island
  • Tian Tan Buddha

Students will be required to enroll in GIST 101 (1 credit hour).


Oct. 25 – Application deadline
Nov. 6 – First payment due $1,000
Nov. 20 – Second payment due $1,000
Dec. 4 – Final payment due $1,200  


$3,200 per person, double occupancy

Degree-seeking student? Apply for a Study Abroad scholarship up to $500.

Contact International Education:

Janette Jasperson
International Education Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 3470

Rachel White
Study Abroad Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 3323

Cost includes:

  • Airfare
  • Hotels
  • Some meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Site admissions

Not included in cost:

  • Some meals
  • Personal spending
  • Passport and visa fee if you do not already have one
  • Tuition for GIST 101 (1 credit hour)


Eric Elisabeth
Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Elisabeth's email
913-469-8500, ext. 4832

John Patrick Harty
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Dr. Harty's email
913-469-8500, ext. 3880


NOTE: Subject to change

Meet at JCCC campus and travel together to Kansas City International Airport

  • Travel to Northwest Polytechnic University (NPU) campus
  • Check in to hotel
  • Dinner on campus
  • Visit NPU Youyi campus
  • City Wall and Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Language and cultural communication with Chinese students
  • Visit NPU Chang’an campus
  • Dinner on Muslim Street
  • Check out of hotel in Xi’an and travel via high-speed train to Beijing
  • Check in to hotel
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Visit the Great Hall of the People and explore central Beijing museums and monuments

Bus tour to the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China

  • Travel by plane to Hong Kong
  • Check in to Hong Kong hotel
  • Dinner in Stanley Plaza
  • Tour the International Culinary Institute campus and take a cooking class
  • Cheung Chau Island
  • The Peak
  • Visit the Tian Tan Buddha
  • Visit Garden of the Stars
  • Dinner at Temple Street Market

Free day to explore

  • Depart Hong Kong and travel to Kansas City
  • Compulsory transport to JCCC