Please apply now and join us for the 2009 China Study Tour for Educators, Friday, June 26 to Friday, July 17, 2009.
This year’s study tour is entitled, “China in the 21st Century: The Modernization of an Ancient Nation.” This professional development opportunity is open to all full-time CUNY faculty and staff.  The program features visits to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, and Beijing.   An optional four-day extension to visit Xian can be arranged following the end of the  tour.

The study tour is ideal for all faculty and staff, especially staff in all areas of student affairs and academic services. There is no question that all of us need to learn more about Asia and China and the important and growing cohort of Asian students at CUNY.
Join us on university campus visits to learn firsthand about higher education in China.  Meet CUNY students currently studying in Shanghai.  Look north toward Mongolia from a perch on the Great Wall of China.  Talk with Chinese counterparts to see which interests and concerns you have in common.  Understand better this important country and culture on a study tour with your peers.

Click Here  to see the flier. 

Click Here for the application. 

Click Here to see details about past China Study Tours. 

Here is what 2005 and 2006 participant Susan Sullivan (Education Department, CSI) said of the study tour:
“When I embarked on the study tour to China last summer, I thought I would be “brain-dead” and tired of “touring” after three weeks. To my surprise, my only regret after three weeks was not signing on to the optional Xian excursion. The combination of visits to universities and schools, time spent with a variety of Chinese students, scholars, and professionals in each city, and our guides’ running historical and cultural commentary provided a perfect balance with visits to the great monuments and cities. I left China with energy to spare and regret that others were continuing on without me.”

This will be the last summer study tour in China that we are conducting as part of a five-year program.  If you are interested, please apply now.  If you can think of any potential applicants at CSI or at CUNY, please reach out to them and encourage them to join.  In addition, if you give us their contacts, we can also call them. 
For more information, please contact Russell Davis, Study Abroad Advisor and CUNY China Programs Coordinator, Center for International Service, Building 2A, Room 206, at 718.982.2098 or via email at