The Unofficial China: the Minority Nationalities

This program provides students the opportunity to study in China and receive 15 credits of language, culture and history. The program features a well-designed combination of on-campus study and cultural tours. Students will be attending Peking University in Beijing with side trips to the following locations: the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace, the Summer Palace, Guizhou University in Guiyang, the Miao villages, Yunnan University in Kunming, Shangri-la, the Tibetans on the edge of China, and the old Dali kingdom. Students from all three campuses are encouraged to apply.
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UW Tacoma students can learn Chinese language, culture and history on a four-week trip to China this summer, led by Associate Professor Mary Hanneman (IAS). Participants will spend three weeks studying Mandarin Chinese at Peking University in Beijing and one week traveling in the Yunnan province. Learn more at an information session this Thursday, Feb. 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 or contact Mary Hanneman at

Associate Professor Sian Davies-Vollum writes from an around-the-world voyage through the Semester at Sea program.

Hong Kong—The view out of my cabin was incredible. I could see across to Hong Kong Island.

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Tacoma/China—In a recent cultural exchange between U.S. and Chinese educators, UW Tacoma Chancellor Pat Spakes learned that American and Chinese educators have much to learn from each other.

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