GCU Everest Base Camp Seminar 2018

Program Highlights

  • Explore stunning monasteries, trek through some of Tibet’s most spectacular hiking trails, and enjoy breathtaking views from some of the highest and most uniquely spiritual mountains in the world!
  • Send a postcard to a friend from the world’s highest post office at the base of Mount Everest.
  • Hike the surroundings of the crystal waters of Lake Namtso, the highest saltwater lake in the world, enjoy the sight of its neighboring snowcapped mountains.
  • Explore the Bai Shui Terraces in Shangri-la, one of the largest limestone terraces in the world.
  • Cruise down the famed Li River to Yangshuo for a day and night in the ancient fishing village.
  • Hike along the top of Victoria Peak and enjoy a view of the Hong Kong skyline.

Program Description

Program Start:

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Program End:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Primary Trip Segments

  • Tibet Autonomous Region:

    The GCU Everest Base Camp 2018 Seminar will take place in Tibet, a spectacular region famed for its pristine natural environment and unique spiritual tradition.
  • Yunnan:

    They will also discover the beauty of the Chinese province of Yunnan from the viewpoint of Dali.
  • Guilin:

    Students will explore life and culture by the Li River
  • Hong Kong:

    One country two systems

Faculty Leader:

Jeffrey Donnelly

Pre-Departure To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your China Seminar. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime by phone at 888-781-8383 or by email at nancy@studycli.org.
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by Friday, January 12, 2018. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “GCU Everest Base Camp 2018”.
  2. Secure your passport and visa
    Thoroughly review your Chinese Visa Application Guide and submit all required application items to your faculty leader by Friday, February 10, 2018.
  3. Complete CLI’s allergies and dietary restrictions form
    Complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that we have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations we should be aware of. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).
  4. Explore CLI’s list of online learning resources
    A great selection of free Mandarin learning resources is available online. Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with the resources overviewed on CLI’s Online Learning Resources page.
  5. Review CLI’s Pre-Departure Packet and the Hotel Information for your China Seminar
    In an effort to better prepare you for your time abroad, CLI has put together this detailed pre-departure packet and Hotel Information file for your Seminar. Be sure to review all information carefully and contact CLI at nancy@studycli.org with any additional questions you may have.
  6. Review important travel information
    Make sure you have thoroughly reviewed health and safety information from both the CDC and the U.S. State Department well in advance of your departure to China. The State Department highlights that “China remains a very safe country” for most travelers. That said, when traveling to any foreign country, it is important that you familiarize yourself with relevant health and safety information.