“This trip teaches you what the classroom and internships can’t.  This study abroad program teaches you how to become a citizen of the world and leave your preconceived notions at the door.  It will also have you questioning the merits of the American press by learning from your Chinese counterparts why their media follows a different path.”

– April Warren

“This was the culminating adventure of my journalism education. It was so much more than an academic exercise – it was a non-stop lesson in survival, philosophy, tolerance and perseverance. For once, I felt like I was living in the world I had been reading about all those years.”

–Will James

“To say that my trip to China was life changing would be an understatement. For me, China was more than my first international trip as a journalist in training, it was also a return to my roots.

I’ll never forget the rich green countryside with its rolling hills and cole flower fields–or standing on top of a sloping sand dune along the outskirts of the Gobi. But even more beautiful than the scenery were the people I encountered in this once in a lifetime journey traveling across a centuries old path. I found myself more surprised at the similarities I shared with strangers halfway around the globe, instead of the differences. I realized that your best connections start with your peers, whether they’re from your own university or thousands of miles overseas.”

–Jenny Zou