'The world is a book, and those who do not
travel read only a
- St. Augustine
Why Study and Travel Program
What better way to learn Mandarin than to travel to China and immerse yourself in real life Chinese? What better way to explore China than to have the knowledge of its primary language at the tip of your tongue? At Real World Chinese we believe that study and experience go hand-in-hand. To us, it makes no sense to visit a country without learning a language, and it makes no sense to learn a language without visiting the country. As a result, we have created the Study and Travel program to overload your senses with the richest travel experience possible.
Here’s how it works.
During the week, you study Mandarin at internationally recognized universities in either Beijing or Shanghai, where celebrated teachers and professors foster comfortable, exciting and friendly learning environments. On weekends, holidays, or breaks in between terms, grab your camera and backpack, and join other students who are zipping off to explore the full gamut of China’s key attractions and destinations.
Visit Shanghai, Xian, Inner Mongolia, Zhengzhou (Shaolin), and Harbin – all with the comfort of knowing that you will be well taken care of. The packages are all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. And the best part is that all the tours are affordably priced, from $280 USD for weekend trips.
If you have always wanted to see the many historical sites of China, this is the best program for you. We guarantee you will have the trip of a lifetime.
- All-inclusive travel packages
-travel and emergency medical
-admission to featured
-hotel accommodation (3 or 4 stars)
comfortable-sized traveling groups (max 20 people)
- English-speaking tour
|Tucked away high in the Songshan Mountains is the sacred Shaolin monastery, the only temple in China that still combines martial arts practices with Zen Buddhism. On this weekend trip to the temple you will learn about the its rich political history, including its numerous fires, and its roots in Kung Fu. Bring your camera while you wander through sacred caves and ancient pagoda forests, because you will certainly want to capture the many scenic vistas, including a breath-taking, brilliant performance by the skilled and nimble Shaolin monks.
For a wonderful winter spectacle, participate in the weekend Harbin tour. Located in Northeast China, this ‘Ice City’ is the ideal location for the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, with temperatures sometimes plummeting to -38C! The festival begins in January of every year and consists of a dazzling display of snow sculptures, skiing and an exquisite ice-lantern exhibition in Zhaolin Garden.
For those who want to escape the fast pace of the Beijing city life, and want to explore a more rural sense of China, Inner Mongolia is the place to go. As China’s widest province, it offers a vast amount of grasslands and deserts, and is host of a diverse amount of ethnic groups, including the Mongolian Daur, Orogen, Han, Korean, and Manchus. It is not densely populated, which makes for an ideal place to immerse yourself in a variety of traditional Mongolian experiences.
On this weekend adventure you will ride camels and horses, participate in Mongolian wrestling and archery, delight in traditional Mongolian singing and dancing performances, and explore the vast untamed Mongolian deserts.No visit to China is ever complete without the opportunity to juxtapose the fast-paced metropolitan lifestyle with the quieter, agrarian lifestyle of Inner Mongolia. To truly experience rural China, you will also visit a herdsman’s home and learn about the daily lifestyle and traditions of Mongolian herdsmen.
||With more than 3,100 years of history stacked behind it, it is difficult to pass up a visit to Xian. Its name alone has a lengthy history behind it, as it has been the capital city of more than ten dynasties, and undergone many transformations. As home of the world-famous Terracotta Army and the end of the Silk Road, it is easy to see why a trip to Xian is a must. Your weekend tour will explore many of the key historical sites in this city.
|Once a small little fishing village on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai has shown itself to be capable of surviving the tests of time. Thought of as a symbol for both old and new China, this once quiet fishing village is now a rapidly expanding, bustling metropolis, with impressive business towers whose powerful desire to reach the top of the sky symbolize the ambition of the economically prolific city. Your weekend trip to this diverse city will take you from the past to the present as you explore many of the old and new sites.
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