Strings of paper lanterns light a market square at night in China

Graceland Alumni Association Visits China in May of 2018

What an adventure!

Twenty-three Graceland alumni and friends spent 13 days in China in May 2018, and what a trip it was.

The group made stops in Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshou and Shanghai and included visits to The Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Yuyuan Gardens, the Bund, a ride on a bullet train and a leisurely cruise down the Li River.

Gracelanders on the trip hailed from Texas, Iowa, California, Florida, Israel and North Carolina. China is blessed with wonderful people always anxious to have a picture taken with folks from the United States.

Alumni Programs Director Paul J. Davis ’77 shares, “Everybody got along from day one, and plenty of tears were shed when it was time to say goodbye. We absolutely loved this great country and her loving people.”





Past Trips

date Destination
May 2018 China
January 2015 Trip to the Holy Land
Fall 2012 Mediterranean Cruise
Spring 2011 Alaska
Spring 2010 Egypt & Israel
Fall 2009 Mediterranean & Greek Isles
Spring 2009 Spain
Fall 2008 Swiss Alps & Salzburg
Spring 2008 China
Fall 2007 Italy
Fall 2006 Ireland
Fall 2005 Germany & Switzerland