You’ll not find many study abroad programs like this one. It’s designed to expose students to the rich complexity of modern China and to teach students how to report and publish sophisticated stories form the road, using the latest in media technologies.

Students will discover for themselves the rich diversity of peoples and cultures-from the ancient Han capital of Xi’an in the East to the desert of Dunhuang in the West – that constitute modern China. At night, distinguished Chinese and American professors explain what students have seen and heard. Students then combine these lessons with what they’ve seen and heard to periodically file multimedia accounts of their journey from the road. Their accounts will be published on the Web sites of two great universities, Stony Brook in New York and Tsinhua in Beijing. Later, the story of their journey will be bound in a picture travel book published by the Tsinghua University Press in English and Chinese.

The program is a classroom without walls. the road serves as the students’ classroom. They journey across the Chinese heart-land along the fabled Silk Road.