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Round 1: 26th July - 1st August, 2018
Round 2: 6th - 12th August , 2018

Highlights

From learning Chinese to watching an amazing acrobatic perfomance and attending a Kongfu master's class, students will have a vast exposure to different aspects of Chinese culture while exploring Beijing.

Field Research - Chinese contemporary issues

One of our most challenging activities-plan your route around Beijing in teams to discover the city and Chinese culture in-depth. Stretch your leadership, team-work and planning skills to the maximum as your team tries to uncover the reality behind your chose topic for example: Economic development, Chinese religion or Chinese art.

After choosing a topic, your team will be assigned a local facilitator until the completion of the task. Teams will also be given their budget for the day and will have to manage it. After the one-day field research, teams will have to present their research result to the whole group.

Chinese Martial (Kong Fu or Tai Chi) Class

Have you seen any Kong Fu Movies by Bruce Lee and Jacky Chan? Do you want to learn Chinese Kongfu? You would have chance to learn it in Beijing! In the early morning, Chinese people have the tradition to do morning exercise in the park. You will follow this trend as well! Once you reach the park in the early morning, a Kongfu master will be waiting for you to teach you the real Chinese Kongfu. After the class, if time permits, we will join a group of Square Dancers. It is a very typical way for Chinese to exercise in a fun and relaxed environment. You will find Chinese square dancing in parks at any time of the day and they are always more than happy to welcome newbies.

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is a series of stones and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. And it’s one of the existing mega structures and the world’s longest man-made structure. If you ever wanted to spend a night on the Great Wall of China, Explore Beijing is the perfect program for you! You don’t need to worry about anything, we provide the gears.

Tea Tasting

China is a country with a time-honored civilization and a land of ceremony and decorum. Whenever guests visit, it is necessary to make and serve tea to them. “Savoring tea” is how people take delight in their reverie and in tea-drinking itself. We will “slow down”, snatch a bit of leisure from our adventure packed schedule and take the time to make a kettle of strong tea. Chinese believe that making tea secures a serene space, and drinking cup of tea can help banish fatigue and frustration, improve your thinking ability and inspire you with enthusiasm.

Tian’anmen Square & Forbidden City

Did you know that The Tian’anmen Square measuring 440,000 m², is the largest city square in the world? On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed on Tian’anmen Rostrum the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Since then Tian’anmen has been the symbol of New China. The Forbidden City was the Chinese Imperial Palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of Qing Dynasty. The complex consists of 800 buildings with 8,886 rooms and covers 720,000 square meters. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the “Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties”.

Peking Duck Dinner

If you come to Beijing, you have to eat Kao Ya (That’s how locals call Beijing Duck)! But before you take up the menu, you might want to know more about how Peking Roasted Duck is made and how it is served. Peking Duck is always served in well-cut slices. The whole duck must be sliced into 120 pieces and every piece has to be perfect with the complete layers of the meat. Aren’t you hungry yet?

Learning Outcomes

  • Team-working, leadership and research skills during the EXPLORE Field Research.
  • Kong Fu Class and Chinese Food Cooking Study.
  • Cultural Awareness – Meeting and talking with locals.
  • Chinese Contemporary Issues – visit hutongs to learn about rural/urban differences and income disparity. Learn about topics such as economic development, Chinese art, religion and education during the EXPLORE field research.
  • Compare modern developments in China with the past to understand the way China is heading in the future.

Sample Itinerary

Morning Lunch Afternoon Dinner Evening Accommodation
Day1 Breakfast Lunch Arrive Beijing Dinner Check-in Hotel
Day2 Breakfast
Opening ceremony and 1-hour Chinese class
Lunch Hutong tour Chinese Hotpot Back to hotel and rest hotel
Day3 Breakfast
Tour of Tian'anmen, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park
Lunch Transfer to the Great Wall Roast lamb dinner Camping at the foot of the Great Wall Camping
Day4 Breakfast
Sunrise on the Great Wall
Lunch Visit Olympic Park Peking duck Back to hotel and rest Hotel
Day5 Breakfast , Field research Acrobatic Show Conclude and sum up the research outcomes Hotel
Day6 Breakfast
Tai-chi class
Sightseeing at the Temple of Heaven
Lunch Lama Temple Dumpling Making Lessons Enjoy the self-made dumplings Hotel
Day7 Breakfast
Presentation about the field research & Closing ceremony
Lunch Train to Shanghai Hotel
Day8 Breakfast
Send-off to international flight

Registration

Rounds

Round 1: 26th July - 1st August, 2018

Round 2: 6th - 12th August , 2018

We are looking for

  • High school students who can speak English fluently.
  • Outgoing, polite and friendly are the characters we value.
  • Students who can live without parents and are self-disciplined.

Limited number

To provide the most exciting cultural immersion to our international students and also the opportunity for international exposure to our participating Chinese students, we aim to have an equal number of 30 local students and 30 foreign students on the tour.

Refund Policy

  • If you cancel a trip more that 50 days before departure you will be reimbursed 90% of the total fee.
  • If you cancel a trip 30 - 50 days before departure you will be reimbursed 70% of the total fee.
  • If you cancel a trip 30 days prior to departure you will be reimbursed 15% of total fee.

Contact us

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