China study tour

Join the Environment and Sustainability in China study tour and explore how local organisations in Shanghai and Beijing—including United Nations agencies, government departments, agricultural businesses, community groups and academic researchers grapple with transnational environmental challenges impacting regional states in Northeast Asia.

When: 13-23 July 2015
Where: Shanghai and Beijing

This initiative is a collaborative venture between La Trobe University's international relations program, La Trobe Asia, and local partner CERES Global, led by  Dr Benjamin Habib from La Trobe University, Ben Walta from CERES Global, and La Trobe graduate and China hand Angela Fennell. Students will participate in engagement activities with host organisations in China.

The study tour counts as a credit-bearing elective subject worth 15 credit points, which you can credit toward your degree.  

How to apply

Email the following documentation to Dr Ben Habib ( by 5:00 PM on Friday 20 March:

  • a copy of your CV
  • an academic transcript
  • a cover letter explaining in 50 words why you would like to participate in this study tour,


You need to be an Australian citizen or on a permanent resident visa to apply for this opportunity.


Ten funded places are available for second and third year La Trobe University students from any degree program who have a demonstrable interest in China and/or environment and sustainability. Funding for this project has been provided through the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan.Funded places cover the cost of accommodation, transportation and main meals on the tour within China. Student participants will need to cover the cost of their return airfare from Melbourne, travel insurance and China entry visa.