Sewanee to Wall Street

Future Program Dates To BE announced 

The Sewanee to Wall Street Program combines liberal arts coursework, trips to Wall Street firms, cultural attractions in New York City, and visits to leading liberal arts colleges. The program specifically focuses on U.S. and Chinese cultures and U.S.-Chinese relations by bringing together students from China and the United States. Faculty from the arts, philosophy and social sciences will introduce students to important economic issues, ethical questions, and cultural practices in the two countries. Participants will discuss these issues to better understand each side’s perspective. Students will experience life on campus and participate in activities outside the classroom such as local hiking. The anticipated price of the program is $3,200, which includes roundtrip transportation from Nashville to New York City.


The first six days include coursework on Sewanee’s campus, and the last seven days are spent visiting Wall Street firms such as Morgan Stanley and the United Nations in New York City and touring nearby liberal arts colleges. In addition to the week at Sewanee, the program includes two days to visit Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Williams College, and Bard College.


The program is designed for high school students who are interested in the United States, China, and international relations between the two countries. Additionally, it offers hands-on opportunities to learn about international business, finance, and politics through site visits in New York City. U.S. students should have an interest and some background in Chinese history, society and, preferably, language study. The students also will learn more about the liberal arts college experience.


Friction between the United States and China, the two most powerful and important leaders in the world, is causing global instability and economic problems. Much of the friction is due to misunderstanding between the two sides. Sewanee to Wall Street allows students from China and the United States to learn from one another and about each other’s cultures. Through that engagement, students will have a deeper understanding of their counterparts.