2014 Furman University's Study Abroad Program in China 

Prof. Kate Kaup leads Furman University’s study abroad group to China under our arrangement during June 28 – July 5. The goal of this academic program is to show students’ China’s diversity---both in terms of economic development levels, rural-urban differences, and difference geographical regions.
Itinerary
Day
Location
Activities
Jun. 24
Tue.
Entry Suzhou
Arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 5:25 pm and transfer by coach to Suzhou.
Jun. 25
Wed.
Suzhou
8:30am Welcome and Intro to Modern China by Kate Kaup
10:30 am Welcome to Suzhou and Soochow University by SuDa administration
11:30 am lunch with Chinese roommates
13:30 pm Visit Suzhou Museum, Humble Administrator’s Garden, Silk Museum
Jun. 26
Thurs.
Suzhou
8:30 am Seminar on Modern Chinese Politics (Kate Kaup and Xu Qinggen)
11:30 Lunch
14:00 Afternoon tour of Social Development Center to discuss provision of health care and social services in economically developed areas
PM: evening Grand Canal cruise
Jun. 27
Fri.
Suzhou
8:30 am Seminar on Modern Chinese Economics (Ken Peterson and SuDa professor)
11:30 Lunch
Afternoon free with Chinese Roommates
Farewell Banquet
Jun. 28
Sat.
Suzhou/Shanghai
Take a coach to Shanghai from Suzhou University in the morning. Visit Shanghai Museum - one of the best museums in China, the Bund – the must see place in Shanghai, Yu Garden – which is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region. In the evening, watch the awesome acrobatic show
Jun. 29
Sun.
Shanghai/Xian
Visit the Urban Planning Museum in the morning and fly to Xian in the afternoon
Jun. 30
Mon.
Xian
Visit the City Wall - the most complete architecture & well preserved of ancient city walls, and learn Chinese martial art – Taichi. Then, visit the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum to see the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty style dance show in the evening.
Jul. 1
Tue.
Xian
Tour two villages near Xian to see semiarid farming and farmer families to learn local rural life.
Jul. 2
Wed.
Xian/Beijing
Visit the Grand Mosque as well as surrounding Muslim street in the morning. Take a high-speed train to Beijing from Xian in the afternoon. Watch the Beijing Opera in the evening.
Jul. 3
Thurs.
Beijing
Tour the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City in the morning. Have a briefing visit the US Embassy in Beijing. Enjoy the imperial food in the Fangshan Restaurant in Beihai Park.
Jul. 4
Fri.
Beijing
Today’s highlight is the Great Wall.  Enjoy the astounding views of the Wall as it winds over the surrounding hills.  Then, visit the Olympic Green. Taste Beijing Duck in the final banquet
Jul. 5
Sat
Departure
Transfer to Beijing International Airport and fly back to US

  

 

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