GV Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends of the University are Invited to Join China Trip, June 2017

March 30, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Grand View University would like to invite you to join a cross-cultural and professional development trip to China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The group of 25 travelers is tentatively scheduled to depart Des Moines, IA on June 3, 2017 and return on June 16, 2017 (departure from other cities is available). The group will spend 5 days in Beijing, 1 day in  Shijiazhuang (sister city of Des Moines), 3 days in Hong Kong, 1 day in Macao, and 2 days in Zhuhai. In addition to extensive sightseeing programs in each of those cities the group will tour well known historical, cultural, and religious sites dating back to the Ming dynasty. The itinerary also includes professional development opportunities consisting of interaction with the staff and students of the local university, high school, library, and with government officials.  The cost for the all-inclusive trip (visas, airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, tour services, transfers, and etc.) is $4,500 per person. The first organizational meeting for the group will be held in the middle of September 2016 on GV's campus (details will be provided to interested individuals in August).
Additional information about the trip is available by clicking on this link.
The trip will be led by two GV Professors, Mark Mattes, Professor of Theology, and Dmitry Yarushkin, Assistant Professor of Business Administration.  Local English-speaking guides will accompany the group in each city.
Please contact Mark Mattes ( for more information and to reserve your space in the group. Space is limited to 25 individuals.