Faculty Led Tour

Program Overview

SSi is experienced in customized faculty led programs throughout China for universities around the globe. Our team is professionally equipped to manage logistics, curriculum mapping, staff support, even the academics if needed. 

 

SSi is specialised in all areas of sustainable development as well as cultural and tourism needs, creating a great balance of travel and education. What sets us aside from the rest is our extensive connections across China’s academic, corporate and industrial sectors allowing for a unique and diverse experience within the arena of sustainability and development in china.

Tour Themes

China is the world’s leading country in electricity production from renewable energy sources, with over double the generation of the second-ranking country, the United States. In 2013 the country had a total capacity of 378 GW of renewable power, mainly from hydroelectric and wind power. China’s renewable energy sector is growing faster than its fossil fuels and nuclear power capacity. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sightseeing.

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in China warrants particular attention as China has become the largest MSW generator in the world and the total amount of MSW it produces continues to increase. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.

The Chinese economy is undergoing unprecedented and profound changes. The “innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared” development concepts put forward by President Xi not only offer solutions for China’s current outstanding economic problems, they also point out a clear direction for its long-term development. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.

Challenged by insufficient water resources and by degraded water quality caused by widespread pollution, China faces an imbalance between the supply and the demand of water for supporting the rapid social and economic development while protecting the natural environment and ecosystems. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.

China now is the biggest manufacturer of solar panels and wind turbines, has the biggest hydro-power production [capacity], and has the potential to be a significant player in biomass and geothermal energy supply. So China is entering the world stage as a renewable energy powerhouse and is trying to create urban areas that reflect that fact. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.
China is the largest and fastest growing emerging market for environmental technologies.The overall environmental technologies market in China (including goods and services) is valued at USD 60.7 billion (2016). The green entrepreneurs most common feature is to solve the technical problems of the industrial development and its traditional flaws. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.
China, which has the largest farming sector in the world, has signaled it will be shifting its focus toward more sustainable agricultural methods, which includes practices like promoting organic production, building biogas digesters and reducing water usage. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.
China sees the need for a sustainable building. For the country, it’s not just an interesting idea, but a way to control energy usage in crowded and constantly expanding urban areas. The promotion of green construction will be one of China’s main priorities, in view of its 12th five-year plan. The country is placing greater emphasis on aggressive energy saving and environmental protection. This themed tour can provide, university and industry lectures, site visits and cultural highlights and sight seeing.

What can SSi do for me?

Ssi can create an entirely new program from scratch, handle hotels, meals guides, transportation, excursions and special visits. We can introduce you and your group to people and places that are often untouchable and top secret. Alternatively, we can handle only the parts that you need assistance with – or just put your own itinerary in motion. Its up to you.

Where can you go?

We offer services throught all China and Hong Kong. The destinations are entirely up to you and your group’s needs! Alternatively, we can provide you with example itineraries or customize one just for you.

How are we different?

SSi combines customized experiential education abroad programs combining culture immersion as well as education about relevant sustainability issues in China. SSi takes you to far remote and hardly seen locations and has access to top secret facilities as well as unique industry visits. You travel in your own group, you choose your dates, number of students, destinations and even the price. We are here to help you from start to finish.

Testimonials

Samantha Lovelace

California State University

“SSI was a big part of what I learned in China. Our learning was focused on an incredibly interesting topic and that same topic was so relevant and well themed with our China experience. I came away from the trip with such a wealth of information, that I had never dreamed of knowing before.”

Mike Andrews

California State University

"My sustainability program through China with SSI was an unforgettable experience. The chance to visit cities, such as Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, not only provided a great cross-cultural experience for my first time outside of the U.S., but also enlightened me to the unique cultures each city had to offer. The program constantly provided opportunities to learn, grow, and network."

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