Monday, May 11, 2015
Follow the 12 students who will be traveling in China for 2 weeks in 2015 as they learned about culture, health, healing and sport.
After taking a preparatory course before traveling to China, Twelve Ithaca College students are ready for their experiential learning trip to Shanghai, Chengdu, and Beijing led by Dr. Hongwei Guan and Dr. Mary Bentley. On their first stop, students are going to visit Shanghai University of Sport, and see the Shanghai Bund (Wai Tan, 外滩), waterfront area in central Shanghai. Then they will fly to their second site in Chengdu, where they will take acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Chinese culture classes and culture visiting including the Panda Reserve. They will also take the high speed train and have a day visit to China West Normal University, one of the IC partner institutions in China. After leaving Chengdu, students will be visiting Beijing and Beijing Sport University. In addition to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage and calligraphy course, they will be able to climb the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, and tour inside the Birds Nest and Water Cube, where Michael Phelps amazingly won 8 Olympic Gold Medals. When asked whether they are concerned with the trip to a very different culture, and how they think of the coming China trip, you will hear and exciting answer “We are ready!”