Arrive in Xiamen by plane or train ● Be transported to the culturally vibrant Tulou region, famous for its gargantuan, rotund mud homes that can be over 3-stories tall! ● Check into your local Tulou Guesthouse and get to know your new home ● Eat dinner at a local Hakka restaurant
Education - A Hakka Way of Life (Fujian)
Throw out your textbooks and get an immersive introduction to Fujian by exploring both rural tulou mud homes and modern Xiamen city, all served up with a grand helping of adventure and fun-filled activities with the local people.
About This Trip
Fujian offers an opportunity for students to experience China's Southern cultures—Hakka and Miao—and step back in time to the era of Western colonialism. An often overlooked gem, Fujian exhibits natural beauty and a complex history that meshes into an exciting, thought-provoking adventure!
What we love
- Picking and processing tea with local farmers
- Climbing up the steps to our 3rd floor room in a Tulou earthen village house
- Taking a swing at cooking traditional Hakka food
Hike on country roads to an isolated tea plantation ● Learn how to process tea as farmers produce one of the world's most famous beverages ● Join along with a local family to pick vegetables and learn how to cook local cuisine in an authentic Tulou home ● Enjoy a scavenger hunt to explore Yunshuiyao Tulou history and culture ● Partake in fun, team building activities in the evening
Get your carabineers ready for a morning of ferrata-style rock climbing and zip-lining ● Get your boots muddy with a nature hike ● Return to Xiamen hotel to check-in and freshen up ● Walk up and down bustling Zhongshan Street to quench your Western food desires for dinner
Visit a local Xiamen beach for fun in the sun and ocean kayaking ● Drive out to a picturesque peninsula to learn about the importance of mangroves and local farming life ● Work as a team to create a short documentary about Mangrove Conservation or farming culture
Ferry out to Gulangyu Island to get a taste of China's colonial past ● Twist and turn through the island's countless alleys to discover old consulates and historic banks, as well as cozy cafes and yummy seafaring restaurants ● Return home by plane or train
Whether it's living in a traditional Tulou home or understanding tea culture at an isolated plantation, this immersive program puts students at the heart of Hakka culture.
This program promotes our "classrooms without walls" mentality through experiential, project-based learning about mangrove ecology and human impact. Built around your curriculum and objectives, we create the perfect environment to excel in real-life situations.
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K.C., Aug 2018
We were pleased with the professional attitude of all, from the first contact to the guides in each city. I want to give special kudos to Mei Zhang, Maynard Zhang and Jasmine Zhai. The customer-oriented culture of the company is a tribute to Mei's leadership and vision for WildChina and how every person interacts with clients. Maynard was also helpful as the local US representative to make sure that our program interests were shared with the staff in China. Jasmine was terrific in making our arrangements, always answering our questions promptly and addressing issues during the actual program.
Dulwich Beijing, Jun 2017
A huge thank you to all of the WildChina staff for their outstanding care, provision and planning, to make the Year 9 trip such an enormous success. It was a truly remarkable trip and one that we will all never forget. A survey went out yesterday and out of 122 students the trip received an overall rating of 4.74 out of 5!! A true testament to the magnificent work done by all of your team to make this unique but quite extraordinary vision a reality!
International High School - Shanghai, China, Jun 2016
Best trip ever!….. And we have done more than 30 years of various trips in China.
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