Experience China

As the political, economic and cultural center of a 4,000-year-old civilization, Beijing is buzzing with energy. Students will experience a variety of sites that represent old and new China, from tours of the Forbidden City and Great Wall to the newly built Olympic Park. Students will further their global perspective by living with a host family in China and experiencing what life is like for their peers in a Chinese high school.


Life with a Chinese family

Students are offered the unique opportunity to live and experience life with a Chinese family. The experience includes:

  • Authentic Chinese meals prepared by your host parents
  • Language immersion
  • Full school day, including extracurricular activities, at a Chinese high school



Price includes:
  • Daily accommodation with breakfast
  • Meals at local restaurants
  • Daily sightseeing programs as specified with private English speaking guide and bus in Beijing
  • High Speed Train between Beijing and Shijiazhuan on 1st class seat
Price does not include:
  • International airfare to and from China
  • Visa fee
  • Fees associated with homestay experience in Shijiazhuang
  • Personal expenditures
  • Gratuity to guides and drivers (suggested $8 per person per day)


Day 1

  • Arrive in Beijing


Day 2

  • Full day tour of Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Peking Duck Dinner
  • Evening Kung Fu Show


Day 3

  • Tour of the Juyongguan Section of the Great Wall
  • Afternoon tour of the Olympic Park in Beijing


Day 4

  • Morning visit to the Panda Zoo and Summer Palace
  • Afternoon train to Shijiazhuang


Day 5-7

  • Homestay experience with a Chinese family in Shijiazhang


Day 8

  • Morning train to Beijing
  • Dinner in Beijing


Day 9

  • Full day tour to Yonghe Lama Monastery, Confucius Temple and Beihei Park


Day 10

  • Full day tour of National Grand Theatre
  • Hutong Rickshaw Tour and Nanluoguxiang Lane


Day 11

  • Transfer to airport for flight home