As the 21st century unfolds, it is clear that China will continue to take a leading role in shaping the way our shared world develops. The world’s most populous nation – and dynamic economy – has as its backdrop 5,000 years of history and is home to a wide variety of rich cultural traditions and exotic cuisines. Furthermore, China is the world’s fourth largest country in area, with wide geographic diversity and stunning natural beauty.
Your time in China can include visits to the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and exotic markets. You may choose to study Mandarin, Kung Fu, Chinese cuisine, Tai Chi, or calligraphy. Visit isolated villages and staggering Himalayan peaks on the Tibetan plateau, or learn from business leaders and government officials at thought-provoking seminars. You will bike through rice paddies and traditional farming villages, immersing yourself in the local community and landscape. We are excited to bring you to this wondrous land for an adventure you will never forget.
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Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.
Practice Mandarin in the Cradle of Chinese Civilization
Walk the Streets of Song Dynasty China
Wander the Hutongs and Marvel at the Wonders of Imperial Beijing
Explore Tang Dynasty Buddhist Caves
Practice Martial Arts at Shaolin Temple
Hike Unrestored Portions of The Great Wall
Visit Wuhou Temple in Chengdu
Trek to the world's largest Buddha
Visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Base
Visit the Terracotta Army at Xi'an
Visit the unrestored portion of the Great Wall of China
Hand feed Giant Pandas at Dujiangyan
Explore the Forbidden City in Beijing
Explore the Longji rice terraces
Admire the Skyline of Pudong
Climb the Great Wall of China
Discover the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Discover the Three Pagodas of Chongshen Temple
Our daughter is planning a high school junior year as an exchange student abroad, and your program was partly a ‘test the waters” of her being abroad. It was a tremendous success, thank you!