School in China: Kunming

Located in Southwest China and close to several countries in Southeast Asia, Kunming is known as the “City of Eternal Spring”.

Kunming’s parks—combined with the temperate climate of Southeast Asia—make it a very livable city with a strong “outdoor” culture. Kunming is very multicultural, clearly demonstrating the influences of the 26 different ethnic groups living in Yunnan Province.

Yunnan University

Our host in Kunming, Yunnan University (YNU), is centrally located in Kunming’s charming and bustling downtown area, adjacent to the Green Lake and its adjoining park.  As a comprehensive university, YNU has programs in most academic disciplines but is particularly recognized for its departments of anthropology and environmental studies.

Middlebury Partnerships in Global Sustainability: The Nature Conservancy, Yunnan Province

Images of Kunming

The Yunnan University campus.