Program Details

Learn or improve your Chinese while exploring bustling cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Explore the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
Location:
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

This Experiment takes you from vibrant Beijing to the grasslands of inner China. In Beijing, you will deepen your understanding of China’s history through visits to important cultural sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with locals, sharpen your Chinese language skills through formal classes, check out folk music and acrobatic performances, taste fresh foods in local markets, and prepare a typical Chinese meal. You’ll learn even more about China through close interaction with Chinese peers who will join you for part of the program.

Travel by overnight train to inner China, also known as Inner Mongolia, where you’ll see the sun rise over the grasslands, meet herdsmen, taste Mongolian food, and learn about Mongolian culture. Your Experiment continues in the city of Chengde, where you will take Chinese (Mandarin) lessons and bike to nearby palaces and temples during your homestay. 

Practice your Chinese language skills during your stay in the Han rural village, Buyang-zhuang, accompanied by your Chinese peers. Together, you will hike scenic mountains and visit the historic city of Qufu, the hometown of Confucius. The program concludes with three days of exploration and reflection in Shanghai, where you will visit sites such as the nearly 500-year-old Yuyuan Garden, Old City, Longhua Buddhist Temple, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

To learn more about this program, visit experiment.org/CHD.

At the conclusion of this program, each student will earn a language certificate noting the number of hours of language classes completed.

Setting Description:
Learn or improve your Chinese while exploring bustling cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Explore the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Experience rural China through homestays.
Cost:
$6150 USD.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
For summer 2020, we will offer merit-based partial scholarships to students who live in the Florida Keys, the Houston, TX metro area, the Seattle, WA metro area, and the Washington, DC metro area. Email info@experiment.org for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • Summer of '19!
    5.0
    08/29/19

    Life-changing. Though I sound dramatic when I say this, I am definitely not exaggerating. I have met some of the best people on the trip and I have also been able to experience China from a whole new perspective. I have experienced living in a yurt and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Nothing I could Have Done Alone
    5.0
    09/01/18

    The Experiment is a program that many people at my school who are interested in this sort of program choose. During the entire application process, I had some one to help me who could respond quickly to emails and questions. They make the program very

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An Amazing Experience that many should partake in
    5.0
    08/31/18

    When I found out I was going to China, I was initially afraid. However, after living in the country for a month, I can say that this was the most amazing experience I have ever had. My group leaders were all wonderful people and made sure that we were

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An Experience Like No Other
    5.0
    08/28/17

    This Northern China study abroad trip was one of the best experiences of my life. It made me realize that the best way to travel is to be immersed into the culture completely. I loved exploring different parts of China and learning their way of life.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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