NCTA Summer Study in Asia

NCTA alumni are eligible for a variety of summer experiences in East Asia sponsored by both the University of Pittsburgh coordinating site and the national NCTA. Please read below for the opportunities for you this year.


China tour 2007

2007 China Study Tour




2018 NCTA Study Tour: Tibet & Nepal


July 1-14, 2018

NCTA Alumni,
We are very excited to announce that in the summer of 2018 we will be leading a two-week study tour to Tibet and Nepal. The tour “Looking Beyond Shangri La” will take place July 1-14, 2018 and will include visits to Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, and Everest Base Camp.  Dr. David Kenley from Elizabethtown College and Dr. Patrick Hughes from NCTA Pittsburgh will serve as the “NCTA value-added” co-leaders to bring historical, cultural and pedagogical context to the tour.

We have worked quite hard to make the cost of this tour affordable, and we are offering a sliding scale of subsidies (up to $1500) for NCTA alumni of all experience levels (if you are interested in a subsidy, contact Patrick Hughes: Also from now until November 2 there is a 5% discount on the cost of the tour. 

This study tour is currently open to NCTA alumni of our four-state region of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  All of the details of the tour can be found on the website of Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO), who is once again helping us to organize this tour.

Please be aware that this tour will take place at high altitude and  GEEO considers this trip to be on the more strenuous and adventurous side.


For complete details, and to apply, go to:




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