Apply: Environment and Sustainability China Study Tour

Apply: Environment and Sustainability China Study Tour

From 10th – 24th July you could be lucky enough to take part in the Environment and Sustainability China Study Tour of 2016 and explore how local actors in Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing—including international agencies, government departments, agricultural businesses, community groups, and academic researchers—grapple with environmental challenges.

This collaborated effort is between La Trobe University’s international relations program, La Trobe Asia, and local partner CERES Global, and us, the Confucius Institute. The tour will be led by Dr Ben Habib from La Trobe and Ben Walta from CERES Global.

Not only will students participate in engagement activities with host organisations in China, but the China Environment and Sustainability Study Tour (POL3ESC) is a credit-bearing elective subject open to 3rd year students from all disciplines that’s worth 15 credit points.

Check out the previous tour from 2015 where some of the key objectives were building an understanding of key environmental issues affecting China, engaging with the urban environments of Shanghai and Beijing, China’s response to transnational environmental problems relating to water and food security, energy generation, and urban planning.

2015 China Study Tour participants with urban food group at Peking University.

The Environment and Sustainability China Study Tour

How To Apply

Email the following documents to Dr Ben Habib by 5pm Wednesday 23rd March:

  • A copy of your CV,
  • Your academic transcript, and
  • A cover letter explaining in 50 words how this study tour will enhance your study program.


There are OS-HELP loans available, however the in-country cost is approximately $2,500.

This includes accommodation, meals, and internal travel. But return flights from Australia, Chinese entry visa, travel insurance and spending money are not included and will be an additional expense.

Further Information

Please contact the Study Tour coordinator, if required.

Why not check out the Confucius Institute’s other study tours, including the ACSF.

Leading Image: Flickr.