Itinerary & Details for:
From the Heartland
to the Borderlands
Faith in Chinese context
Boasting ultra-modern cities, great centers of education, and a heartland of venerable antiquity, China is a land of surpassing cultural and historical breadth, where ethnic groups in plains and mountain villages have participated in its cultural mix for centuries.
Study tour participants will experience some of this extraordinary diversity for themselves, and they will hear firsthand from Chinese Catholics who share in and contribute to the life of their local communities.
All are welcome to apply
A principal focus of this study tour is the Catholic Church in China - its history and dynamic integration in diverse contexts. 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 From the Heartland to the Borderlands: A Study Tour is $3250 (per person single occupancy) or $2850 (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 partners in Beijing facilitate the Chinese visa application process. Our U.S.-based travel agent can assist with flights to/from China.
Additional days for sight-seeing
For those who would like to take advantage of being in China to visit additional classic historic sites in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, 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 15.
For more information
Contact Mr. Bernard Ciernick, USCCA Study Tours Coordinator at USCCA.StudyTours@gmail.com or +1 (510) 900-2015.