Learn the untold stories behind China’s economic rise and potential place in the world.
Modern China and the World
From the stories dictated by Marco Polo (while in jail, incidentally) in the early fourteenth century to today’s barrage of media reports on the “rise of China,” the world’s most populous country has always been an object of interest for the rest of the world. Envoys China programs bring students deep into the country.
Accompanied by Chinese university students for much of the trip, Envoys participants have numerous opportunities to learn first-hand about what life is like for the typical Chinese citizen. Envoys staff facilitate lessons and activities that bring out similarities and differences in values, attitudes, and behaviors, thereby developing true cross-cultural understanding.
Potential Project Themes
“It was not only the good times with our friends or the relationships we built but how we were after we came back, returning to this agitated society with a new view of ourselves and not just our impact on the world, but the world’s impact on us.”— Gabriela , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014
“My goals were to learn about post-conflict Colombia and step out of my comfort zone. These were fulfilled each and every day through activities, reflections, and first-hand experience.”— Julia D. , Student, GEBG Colombia 2016
“Envoys carefully constructed an educational trip for students that purposefully engaged them to think, reflect, act, and enjoy. The travel logistics were always well-planned, and I had peace of mind knowing that my teen-aged daughter was in safe, responsible, and caring hands.”— Alice T. , Parent, Deerfield South Korea 2015