China: Language & Culture

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Length

16 days

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Destinations

Beijing

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Twin Room Accommodation (University)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Chinese Classes (Mon-Fri)
  • Kung Fu Classes
  • Forbidden City
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Summer Palace
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Wangfujing Street
  • Exterior Tour of Bird’s Nest & Water Cube

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart for Beijing, China

Day 2 – Beijing

  • Arrive in Beijing, China – Airport Transfer
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Peking Roast Duck dinner. Vegan/Vegetarian options available..

Day 3 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 10 AM – Class Opening Ceremony – Students will visit the local school and receive an introduction to the course. There will be an exam to determine the students language level.
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Handcraft Class

Day 4 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Chinese Painting
  • 6.30 PM – Kung Fu Class

Day 5 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Chinese Calligraphy Class

Day 6 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Chinese Painting

Day 7 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – CHIN 489: Special Topics in China Society – Culture & People

Day 8 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Handcraft Class

Day 9 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Chinese Painting
  • 6.30 PM – Kung Fu Class

Day 10 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Chinese Calligraphy Class

Day 11 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Chinese Painting

Day 12 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8.30 AM – Chinese Lessons
  • 12 PM – Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – CHIN 489: Special Topics in China Society – Culture & People

Day 13 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Forbidden City – The Forbidden City was the imperial palace to 24 emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasty from 1402 to 1911. Listed in World Heritage Site in 1987, it is the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world. Featuring the great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters.
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Wangfujing Street

Day 14 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Mutianyu Great Wall (cable-car to go up) – Located in Huairou County, this less-crowded section of the Great Wall is about 2.5 hours’ drive from downtown Beijing. A cable-car takes you up to a good section to avoid steep climb. From there, you can walk along the wall, through the watchtowers and enjoy superb view as it winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges. 
  • Summer Palace
  • Exterior Tour of Bird’s Nest & Water Cube

Day 15 – Beijing

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Beijing
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 16 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Beijing, China for Home

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