This is country that offers so much to learn about both its storied past and burgeoning present. China is an ancient country with a civilization steeped in history and legend. Evidence of a long succession of imperial dynasties survives in countless historic structures and artifacts, such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army and myriad palaces and temples of cultural significance. At the same time, China is the most populous country in the world and it has the second largest economy. It’s numerous huge cities are teeming with industry and face emblematic pitfalls of economic progress like pollution, deforestation and endangered wildlife. There are volunteering opportunities to help threatened species to survive and thrive. And no service learning trip to China would be complete without visiting some of the major sites of historical and cultural importance.