Exploring Forestry and Conservation in China - Nanjing and Shanghai, China

CONS 449 and FRST 449 | 6 credits

About the program

Coursework: CONS 449 (3 credits) and FRST 449 (3 credits)

The “Exploring Forestry and Conservation in China” program contains two UBC courses which provide opportunities for students to examine the current development of Chinese forestry, wood industry, and conservation through indoor lectures, field trips to nature reserves, visits to local industries and plantation areas.

The program content includes vegetation and ecosystem, ecological and commercial forests development, biodiversity protection and management in global hotspots within China, forest policy and economy, commercial plantations, products processing, wood marketing and international trade, as well as the current development of forestland and forest tenure reform.

Places the students will visit - Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing City, Xiashu Research Forest, Bamboo Forest in Yixing, Wuxi City, Dafeng Milu (David Deer) Nature Reserve,  Yancheng National Nature Reserve (Red-crowned Crane), Ginkgo Plantation in Dongtai, Poplar plantation in Siyang, and Shanghai City.

General timeline

May 2 – 25, 2018


  • Students with 3rd year standing or above
  • Majors in Forestry, Wood Science, Conservation, Environmental Science, Geography, etc

Program fees and costs

The program fee is between $2,000 – $2,200. The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1,000 Go Global Award.



In country group accommodations

Program related travel (ground transportation,

group train tickets, etc.)

Entrance fees to program related activities

(museums, site visits, etc.)

On-site guest lecturers


Some group meals

Go Global Fee

Tuition* (UBC tuition for 6 credits)




Visas (if necessary)

Health or travel insurance

Personal spending money

*UBC Tuition – Not included. Part of your costs.

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to China is a separate cost.  You are responsible for arranging your own travel. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include: personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the Program Fee, immunizations, Visas, etc.

Global Seminars refund policy

Refund on deposits

Students are eligible for a partial refund of their deposit ($415 minus the administrative fee of $93.25) if withdrawing from the program due to extenuating circumstances or within 15 days of the deposit being posted.  After 15 days, the deposit is completely non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Refund on program fees

Students who withdraw from a Global Seminar after having paid the remaining program fee are not eligible for a refund of their deposit or the program fee. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at

Pre-departure Policy

UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences.  In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:

  • All UBC Student Safety Abroad requirements
  • Go Global Program-specific pre-departure requirements (includes both online and in-person components)

Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.


Global Seminars Advisor

Student Advising

Drop in advising - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00pm

Please email with your student number in the subject line.

Global Seminars Advisor

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm