CSM students cross cultures in China
For eleven engineering students at the Colorado School of Mines their journey to China began months before stepping onto a plane. The McBride students had long-anticipated their foreign area study since joining the program as freshman. After years of anthropology, philosophy, economics and engineering courses, the trip was soon to become a reality. Once the destination was chosen, preparations began. During the spring semester the class dedicated three hours a week to the study of Mandarin, Chinese geography, culture and history. By the end of June, the group was ready. Meeting at the Denver International Airport equipped with one carry-on per student, the eleven engineers and lone philosophy professor began their journey.