Itinerary & Details for:
Contemporary China, Contemporary Church
Faith, Service, Society Today
China, the oldest of societies, often feels like the youngest. Urbanization and development run at a clip, while young people in China seem comfortably poised at the cutting edge of change. Where does faith fit in the mix? How does it respond to the needs and concerns of our contemporaries in China?
Experience the art scene in Beijing, jazz in Shanghai, ultra-modern business districts, expansive new housing complexes, and campus life in China. Then talk with youth, with priests and sisters ministering to those struggling to keep up, and with those who provide social services to those in need.
All are welcome to apply
The focus of this study tour is the Catholic Church in China - its history and contemporary circumstances. We begin and end the study tour with Eucharist, and on many days our first common activity is a moment of prayerful reflection. At the same time, people of any background are invited to participate and share their perspectives and insights.
The cost for participation in the USCCA's Contemporary China, Contemporary Church Study Tour is $2950 (per person single occupancy) or $2450 (per person double occupancy).
The price of the study tour includes: accommodations, most meals, entry tickets & performances, transit within China, the services of translators and guides, orientation materials, and opportunities for liturgy and prayer. It does not include: travel to and from China and the visa application.
Our travel agent is available to assist with flights to/from China and the application for a Chinese visa.
Additional days for sight-seeing
For those who would like to take advantage of being in China to visit additional classic historic sites in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, or other destinations in China that are not part of this study tour, the USCCA will provide complimentary planning advice. Our partners at the Beijing Center can provide logistical support at an additional cost.
For information about the application process, visas, and travel assistance, visit the Pilgrimage Application Process page.
Space is limited. To be considered in the first round of the selection process, please submit your application by February 1.
For more information
Contact Mr. Bernard Ciernick, USCCA Study Tours Coordinator at USCCA.StudyTours@gmail.com or +1 (510) 900-2015.