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Stylized drawing of buildings in Beijing

June 11-24, 2019

Gain a greater understanding of China’s culture, both past and present.

  • Visit the Hidden City, Wild Goose Pagoda and Lamma Island.
  • See the Terracotta Army, Tian Tan Buddha and the Great Wall of China.
  • Tour Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU), our partner school in Xi’an, and see if a semester or full academic year at NPU is in your future.

Due Dates

Jan. 25,02019
Applicants will be interviewed Jan. 28-30 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

$500 Deposit:
Jan. 31, 2019

$2,250 Balance:
Feb. 14, 2019


  • John Patrick Harty, Associate Professor, Geosciences
  • Beth Gulley, Professor, English

Program Cost

The total cost of the program is $2,750 per person, double occupancy.

Space is limited to 8-14 participants.

Cost includes:

  • Round-trip international airfare: Kansas City – Xi’an Xianyang; Hong Kong – Kansas City
  • Two to three predeparture meetings for orientation and background
  • Ground transportation and transfer fees
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Admission fees to group tour sites
  • Travel accident insurance

Not included:

  • Passport fee if you don’t already have one
  • $200 travel visa
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tuition for GIST 101 (1 credit hour)
  • Personal spending
  • Personal transportation

Degree-seeking student? Apply for a study abroad scholarship up to $500.

Contact International Edcuation:

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

Rachel White
Study Abroad Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 332


Morning Afternoon
Tues. June 11 Meet at JCCC campus and travel from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)
Wed., June 12 Arrive at XIY and travel to Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) campus and hotel
Thurs., June 13 Visit with NPU students and faculty Tour NPU campus Explore nearby plaza and market
Fri., June 14 Visit Terracotta Army Visit Wild Goose Pagoda
Sat., June 15 Visit the city wall and Muslim Market Trip to get in approx. 7 p.m.
Sun., June 16 Check out of hotel and travel to Beijing via high-speed train Arrive at Beijing hotel
Mon., June 17 Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City Visit the Great Hall of the People and explore central Beijing museums and monuments
Tues., June 18 Visit the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China by bus Visit the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China by bus
Wed., June 19 Visit the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) Free afternoon
Thurs., June 20 Check out of hotel and fly from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Visit Kowloon Park (optional, time allowing)
Fri., June 21 Visit with India China Institute (ICI) students and faculty and tour the campus Explore the financial district and Victoria Harbour
Sat., June 22 Visit Lamma Island Return from Lamma Island
Sun., June 23 Visit Tian Tan Buddha Free afternoon
Mon., June 24 Check out of hotel and travel from HKG to MCI Arrive at MCI and travel to JCCC campus