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Morning Mandarin Classes. In Beijing, Minds Abroad will offer Mandarin classes to students every weekday morning for 1.5 hours sized 2-4 students. Afternoon Volunteer Service Learning at Local Non-Profit Organizations In Beijing, during afternoons, stude
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
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 like Tai Chi and visit local sites of historic and cultural significance. Additionally, students will hike up the legendary Great Wall, wander through the Forbidden City, China's former imperial palace, and explore Tiananmen Square, the world's fourth largest square, the Summer Palace, a conglomeration of beautiful lakes, palaces and gardens, and 798, a modern art district that seems to be more at home in Soho than in the ancient capital of China.

Morning Mandarin Classes. In Beijing, Minds Abroad will offer Mandarin classes to students every weekday morning for 1.5 hours sized 2-4 students. Afternoon Volunteer Service Learning at Local Non-Profit Organizations In Beijing, during afternoons, students will teach English in non-profit organizations that are devoted to helping children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds including homeless children. Evening Cultural Activities During the trip, students can choose to participate in a variety of cultural activities to get an in-depth understanding of the ways of life of local people. Weekend Excursions to Sites of Historic and Cultural Significance While in Beijing, on the weekend, students will explore its major cultural and historic sites, including the iconic Great Wall, which is a string of fortifications across China’s legendary border to keep enemies at bay and the Forbidden City, which once was the home to the emperors and their royal households. Students will also take a walking tour of the Tiananmen Square, a site of several influential events that changed the course of Chinese history and the Temple of Heaven that was once frequented by Chinese emperors, who used to pray for good annual harvest to the heavenly Gods and Goddesses at its ceremonial alter. Students will visit Inner Mongolia, famous for the legendary hospitality of its people, its untainted scenic beauty and a rich tapestry of ethnic minority cultures.

Cost:
Program price is $2885 Items Included in theProgramPrice The program price includes: - Minds Abroad staff to accompany the group at all times -Transportation to sites listed in the program - Entrance tickets to all sites listed in the program -Accommodations -All breakfasts, lunches during the days ofthe program,welcome and farewell dinner - Acell phone, SIM card, and a small initial creditfor in-country calling -Detailed in-country orientation within the firstfewdays of arrival - 24/7 staff sup

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