Discover China: Chinese Language & Culture

“I loved exploring different parts of China and learning their way of life. It was so different from what I was used to, which is what made it so amazing. I enjoyed communicating with locals and learning about China’s extensive history from all the sites we visited. The host families I had were also so kind and welcoming and I am so glad I had the opportunity to make memories with them.”  – Katie, Experimenter to China

What Experimenters Are Saying:

“Going to China was a desire of mine, and this summer I was able to entertain that desire in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I went to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China-you name it. In addition to fantastic sights, I indulged in Chinese immersion through language, food, culture, and community. I will never take for granted the trip to Asia that has forever changed my life, and I hope many people in the future will be able to say that as well.” – Vei Vei

“Going to China and being offered to practice my Chinese speaking and listening comprehension with native speakers had improved my Chinese Immensely. We were also given many chances to take charge and choose where we wanted to visit in cities as well as some guided tours.” – Maia

Program Highlights:

  • Visit sites of interest such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, Shanghai Zoo, and the Temple of Heaven
  • Ride an overnight train from Beijing to Inner Mongolia
  • Sleep in a yurt, watch the sunrise of the Mongolian grasslands, meet traditional herding families
  • Become immersed in the daily lives of a Chinese family and community during you homestay with a local family
  • Expand your Chinese language skills by practicing with your host family, local teachers, and fellow Experimenters
  • Experience cultural activities, such as attending a Chinese folk music concert

Visit our China: Chinese Language & Culture program page to learn more.