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Leadership Exchange

Students will meet with other international students attending one of three world-class universities in Beijing, China. Students will have a chance to tour two additional universities.

Universities we will be visiting:

Peking University

Peking University was established in 1898. Today, Peking University is a key, national, comprehensive university. It is also a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to one day rank among the world's best universities.

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911. As a world-class university, Tsinghua University, a multidisciplinary, polytechnic university, was reputed as “a cradle of engineers” because of with its emphasis on training engineers. Now Tsinghua is a leading comprehensive research university with 14 colleges and 54 department, offering disciplines in science fields, engineering, the humanities, arts, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, education and medicine.

Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University has a rich history of more than 100 years and is a renowned institution of higher learning, emphasizing teacher education and programs in both the arts and sciences.

Service Learning Opportunity:

Beijing Galaxy Bilingual Migrant Children School

Show our care and love for the children of migrant workers. Improve the learning environment and broaden children’s horizon so that each child will have a happy and equal childhood.

World-Famous Cultural Sites in Beijing:

Tiananmen Square

Great Wall 

Forbidden City

Summer Palace 

Ming Dynasty Tombs 

Temple of Heaven

Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple)

Beijing National Stadium

Beijing City Planning Museum

Visit Hutong by Pedicab

Chinese Acrobatics 


Proposed Itinerary:

June 14: Depart O’Hare for Beijing noon

June 15: Arrive at Beijing

June 16: Free day

June 17: Afternoon volunteer activity: Beijing Galaxy Bilingual Migrant Children School

June 18: Afternoon volunteer activity: Beijing Galaxy Bilingual Migrant Children School

June 19: Afternoon volunteer activity

June 20: Visit Beijing Normal University

June 21: Visit Peking University

June 22: Visit Tsinghua University

June 23: Free Day

June 24: Visit Great Wall, Ba Da ling section, afternoon visit Ming Dynasty Tombs 

June 25: Visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Temple of Heaven 

June 26: Visit Summer Palace, Panda House, Lama Temple, and Beijing National Stadium 

June 27: Visit Hutong by Pedicab, Beijing City Planning Museum, after dinner enjoy Chinese Acrobatic Show 

June 28: Free Day

June 29: Morning free till transfer to airport and end of service

June 30: Extra day if needed for travel