To understand China as a whole, a student must go beyond the modern and highly developed cities of Beijing and Shanghai and visit cities in the heart of China's vast interior, like Kunming. Here, during weekdays, all students will participate in l...
My time studying abroad was very worthwhile, I would definitely do it again. For the money put in I got a lot out of the program, met new people and made a huge step in learning a new language. Most importantly I became familiar with a culture that I never before appreciated, and now think the world of because of this program.
- The College of William and Mary
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My study abroad experience was extremely worthwhile and provided me the perfect opportunity to build upon what I had learned in school. I gained a interesting perspective into general Chinese culture, Chinese history (one of my co-workers was a history buff), Chinese business (my teacher ran her own clothing store and my host fa...
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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To understand China as a whole, a student must go beyond the modern and highly developed cities of Beijing and Shanghai and visit cities in the heart of China's vast interior, like Kunming. Here, during weekdays, all students will participate in language classes. During afternoons, students will participate in volunteer service learning activities in local non-profit organizations, teaching English to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kunming.While during weekends, students will spend many days exploring Yunnan, Lonely Planet's top choice in the country. They will visit ancient towns of historic and cultural importance within Yunnan. Students will see many locations in Yunnan; to the ancient walled city of Dali, Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage, Tiger Leaping Gorge, a magnificent canyon on the Jinsha and Western Hills, a sacred Daoist mountains. Our July & August Study+Travel program lasts for 5.5 weeks and the cost of this program is $2885, with an optional Beijing trip for $985. While on the program, students will spend many days exploring the cities and ancient towns in Yunnan province, while attending morning Mandarin classes and volunteering at local non-profits in Kunming, the cosmopolitan capital of Yunnan.
Our Beijing Study +Travel program lasts for 2.5 weeks and the cost of this program is $2885. This program aims to give students an authentic insight into modern day China by living in Beijing, where they will explore many sites of historic and cultural interest. In Beijing, students will undertake morning Chinese classes and afternoon volunteer service learning activities. In the evening, they will undertake cultural activities.