April 27, 2009


SUBJECT:    China Trip Registration Deadline Extended To 6/1

INFO SESSIONS for the 2009 Silk Road to the Future China trip for UCSD students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members will be held on 4/29 (noon, International Center, Oceanids' Pavilion) and 4/30 (4:00-5:00 p.m., Student Center Building B, Conference Room). This summer, for the first time, we will go to both BEIJING & NANJING. Visit the emerging South China Economic Development Zone, see for yourself China's incredible industrial growth, and meet Nanjing's top governmental and business leaders. Also, climb the GREAT WALL OF CHINA, visit the FORBIDDEN CITY and the SUMMER PALACE! Spouses, immediate family members, and friends of students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate. This summer's theme: WORLD HEALTH & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY. The following trip options are offered and explained in greater detail at the Legends of China Web site (

- TRIP A: Beijing + Nanjing (July 15-21) for $1568. In Beijing, walk on the GREAT WALL, explore the Forbidden City, and visit the site of the Beijing Olympic Games;

- TRIP B: Beijing + three additional South China cities - Nanjing, Shanghai, and Suzhou (July 15-24) for $1766;

- TRIP C: Beijing + 4 other cities -- Xi'an, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou. Xi'an -- site where the internationally famous archeological excavation of the Terra cotta Soldier Army is taking place at the tomb of China's first emperor who constructed the Great Wall ( July 15-26) for $2696;

- TRIP D: Beijing + three other Chinese cities & South Korea. Xi'an, Nanjing, Shanghai & Seoul, South Korea - see the amazing mountains and rivers of China (July 13-27) for $3588.

Prices include round-trip airfare (from LAX or SFO), domestic airfare in China, 4/5-star hotel accommodations, all meals, ground transportation, tour guides, historical site tickets, and traveler health insurance.

STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF/ALUMNI: Registration instructions, forms and all additional information are available at and

Student registration will be through UCSD's International Center, Programs Abroad Office. Contact Tonia Luo ( for more information.

Faculty, staff, alumni registration will be directly through the Legends of China at Contact Loren Thompson, 534-3544, for more information.

Following registration acceptance, LOC will directly contact you with confirmation and additional information.

Registration is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED with limited space available. The sooner you are able to register, the more likely you'll be able to participate.

The "Silk Road to the Future" event is sponsored by The Legends of China Foundation, a non-profit cultural organization based in Los Angeles and Beijing, China, in cooperation with UCSD and other UC campuses.

LOC Contact information is as follows:

Email :
Phone : 310/377-6068 FAX : 310/377-6156
Mail: Legends of China, 46-E Peninsula Center #386, Rolling Hills
Estates, CA 90274

When calling or emailing LOC, please identify yourself as a UCSD student, faculty, staff or alumnus.

Loren C. Thompson
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Student Educational Advancement