Past international trip: China Culture Trip
May 24-June 13 2012(completed)

Credit and non-credit

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Overview of trip

A joint venture between Howard Community College and CCBC. 

This is a summer study program to learn Chinese arts, culture, and history. The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) will be our host institution. CAFA is the best Fine Arts institution in China and is located in Chaoyang District in Beijing. 

Participants will spend the first ten days in Beijing , the capital of modern China and home of the Great Wall and Forbidden City, then will have about seven days traveling to Shanghai, the commercial center of China, and Xi’an, where the terracotta warriors were unearthed. CAFA will provide students with a unique opportunity to see and to participate in the art and culture of Beijing, and offer state of the art studio facilities, faculty, visiting artists, and the series of lectures on traditional, contemporary Chinese and international art. CAFA students have access to a rich array of galleries, museums, artists’ studios, and places of historical interests in Beijing and China. 

This program is offered for three (3) credits for Fine Arts 102 (HCC), studying art, culture, and history of China or equivalent CCBC course. This involves academic course work, hands on experiences, artists' demonstrations, field trips to ancient artifact sites, museums, theaters, galleries and artists' studios, visits with local Chinese families, and more. The cost includes:round trip and domestic airfare in China; ground transportation to and from the airport; scheduled field trips, fees, lodging, and most meals at host institution (The Central Academy of Fine Arts); hotels and all meals in Xi'an and Shanghai; and tickets for museums and theater events. 


$3650.00* (excludes cost of taking courses for credit) ** For travelers not taking this trip for credit, there will be a $200 administrative fee payable to CCBC.
Registration Fee: $250.00 (Non-Refundable)
Initial Payment,$1700.00 Due in January 2010
Final Payment,$1700.00 Due in February 2010 


  • International airfare and domestic airfare in China
  • Ground transportation - to and from airport and scheduled field trips
  • Fees, lodging, and most meals at host institution
  • Hotels and all meals in Xi’an and Shanghai
  • Museum and theater tickets