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All registered students are requested to meet for our pre-departure planning meetings on campus between April and June, if possible.

Program Schedule:

3/20, 4/18,  5/23 & 6/13   Class orientation & Trip orientation/planning, from 4:30-6pm in Library 0406

The travel schedule will be updated as more details get finalized. Please check back for current update or contact the faculty.  (Last updated on 2/11/13)

Study Trip proposed itinerary:






Sightseeing notes

21st June


Travel from Seatac to Beijing then to Urumqi by flight

22nd June Beijing∕Urumqi

Arrive in Urumqi, Xinjiang and transfer to hotel.

23rd June


Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum, local gift shop.

24th June Urumqi

Mt. Tianshan, Tianchi. Grand Bazaar

25th June Urumqi∕Turpan Ancient Jiaohe Ruins, the flaming Mountain, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Minority Folklore Dance Show.
26th June


The Grape Valley, Karez Wells
27th June


The Singing Sand Mountains, Crescent Moon lake. Dunhuang traditional Dancing show.
28th June Dunhuang

Mogao Caves, Yangguan Museum.

29th June Dunhuang∕Jiangyuguan∕Lanzhou Jiangyuguan (Fort of the Great Wall ) & Gansu Provincial Museum
30th June


Visit Northwest Normal U. and Lanzhou University.
1st July


Check in at the Lanzhou Airport, and flight to Taipei.
2nd –12th of July


School program—with language  and culture classes in AM, special visit and tour in PM. Planned visits to Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, and other landmarks

7/20, 7/27 meet in TESC for class seminar and presentations

For more information, please contact Lin Crowley at 360-867-6239, or email

Important Date

March 1st: Notify the faculty of your interest. Pay a deposit of $300 at the College Cashier office in the program account 29022–52504 no later than March 30.

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