With a growing, diverse population surpassing 1.3 billion people, China has experienced dizzying economic growth, emergence of a middle class, and a rapid rise to power on the world stage. During the last decade, development on an unprecedented scale and massive urbanization have resulted in mass migration, socio-economic diversity, and the need for quality education for all.
On this program, students explore the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals of: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and Quality Education. Holton students compare and contrast the global successes and challenges facing both China and the United States. Through their journey to Shanghai, Dali, Shangri-La, Xi’an, and Beijing, students grapple with a variety of topics and perspectives regarding industrial development and the modernization of China.
2019 TRIP BLOG