Travel Abroad to China with Dr. Ray

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If you’ve ever wanted to travel abroad to study, now is your chance. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer is taking YSU students to China for the sixth time, and there are still some spots open for students to join.

“The emphasis is to learn about the geology and the environment, but you can’t avoid the culture and human history, as well,” Dr. Ray said.
Students will be traveling all over China — including Beijing, Xi’an, Tibet, Sichuan, and Shanghai — this summer. A few of the stops on the trip include the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and they will hike to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Tingri.

“We’re going to visit this large lake called Qinghai Lake, and we’re also going to go to the boyhood monastery of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama,” Dr. Ray said. “That’s where he was a monk and they went and discovered him and named him the new Dalai Lama.”

Then, the students will travel to Tibet where they will be engulfed in the Tibetan Buddhism culture. After Tibet, they will visit a village destroyed by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake and volunteer for a day at the Ya’an Panda preserve.
The cost of the trip is around $4,800 for 23 days in China and the international airfare. This expense includes all meals, activities, transportation and lodging.
For more information, including a full schedule, cost information and FAQs, please visit If you are interested in securing a spot on the trip, contact Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer at or at 330.941.1753