July 2017 we are heading back on our third trip in partnership with Latrobe University to China.

The emphasis of the tour is on China’s response to transnational environmental problems, at the international, domestic and local levels. We recognise that China has an interesting position in addressing environmental degradation through innovative political, economic and technological strategies.  We are interested in learning more about these innovations from representatives of government, business and academia who are working in environment and sustainability at international, domestic and local levels.
At this stage we have confirmed visits with Renmin University (Beijing), a Beijing-based bio-remediation firm (with site visits), Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs (pollution watch-dog org, Beijing), Chongqing University, Beijing Energy Group and Tianjin municipal government.  We are also negotiating to visit sites related to renewable energy, urban waste, permaculture farm, green economy and climate adaptation (among other things) through our partners La Trobe Asia and the Confucius Institute.
Our tour will be visiting Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu and Chongqing.

The total cost of the trip for non-Latrobe students is $1960
This price includes all internal transport, meals, accommodation, the purchase of carbon credits to offset airline travel, administration and project running costs. This price does not include flights to and from China, visas, travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as laundry, alcohol ect.

Contact us if you’re keen to come along, we’ve only got a few spots available on this trip so let us know if you think you can join us!

Find out more about our 2015 trip here.


Below are a number of videos made about the trip from past participants.

China Study Tour Presentation from Tia D on Vimeo.


Our next trip

Dates: to be confirmed for July 2017

How much will it cost?
Cost for the 2 week program is $1960.This covers all in country food, accommodation, and transport.

Costs of the trips do not include flights which will need to be organised by each participant.

For further details contact Sophie


(03) 9389 0183


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