Arrive in Beijing • Hold your breath while daring performers breathe fire and swallow knives at the Chaoyang Theatre acrobatics show • Hunt for treasure in the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for five hundred years • Gaze across Tiananmen Square and take in the full weight of its historical and cultural significance • Test your taste buds with a serving of mouthwatering Peking Duck • Partake in community exchange and activities at a community center that assists the mentally challenged
Education - Charms of the Capital (Beijing)
On this trip, students will not only explore Beijing's 'must-sees' and 'must-eats', they will also step off the Emperor's path to experience the everyday lives of modern Beijingers.
About This Trip
Do you have students new to China? Believe us, Beijing is a great place to start. This crash course gives students a fun, interactive introduction to China's capital city. Visit Beijing's world-famous sites and learn their history through fun team-building challenges. Interact with charismatic locals through games and activities, and become immersed in local culture as you make dumplings in a local home and practice taiji in the Temple of Heaven.
What we love
- Service Learning through supporting Local NGOs
- Mandarin Language Practice, learning to haggle in our Educational Market Challenge
- Hunting for Treasure within the Forbidden City
Day 1 | 2
Learn how to make delicious dumplings with locals in a countryside home • Crawl along the serpentine sprawl of the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall as it transports you across the mountainous expanse • Re-energize with a mouthwatering BBQ dinner nearby the wall
Pay your respects at the Lama Temple, the Chinese government-sanctioned seat of Tibetan Buddhism • Explore the tree-lined pathways and many halls of the Confucian Temple • Find out how well you can you bargain in our "Market Challenge" • Travel by pedicab through Beijing's historical hutong neighborhoods • Channel your energy into a private taiji lesson with a master at the Temple of Heaven
Whether it's experiencing the age-old art of taiji or exploring Beijing's historic center, this immersive program puts students at the heart of the action.
Face-to-face encounters with local people make this WildChina "out of classroom" immersion course a very effective way to fast-track Chinese language learning.
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Language School - Moscow, Russia, May 2016
Every day was different and outstanding in its own way!
University - Penn State, Dec 2015
Guides were excellent. Our guests truly enjoyed the experience. Thank you to all who made the trip a success.
Girl's School - Boston, USA, Jul 2016
You guys did a wonderful job. Our students and teachers had a great experience in China. It's my pleasure to recommend your company to others!
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