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Step on the land of China, live in the ancient capital of Beijing, visit the wonderful Hmong village and explore the beautiful Guizhou Province: this is an extraordinary journey combining the mainstream Chinese culture with Chinese minority’s custom. We've already started and are you ready? My friends from afar? Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), known as the “mini-UN”, has opened the door of Chinese language and culture for you---to learn a language while making friends from all over the world.

You are going to enjoy the traditional operas, visit the emperors’ palaces and track down the long history of Chinese nation. With the ancient capital’s charm still lingering, you are going to explore the mysterious hinterland of China towards the southwest -- Guizhou Province. Tsingyan, known as "the home of poetry", is an interesting ancient book waiting for you to read. The one-thousand-year-old paper-making method of the Dan Village is a great legacy of "Harmony-between-Man-and-Nature" waiting for you to experience. In the blue and white Hmong Village of Miao minority, the local people there are eagerly waiting for you to join them to dance and sing. So pack up and let's go!

     

 This BLCU-Guizhou Culture Studies program is open for all foreign students who are interested in Chinese language, Chinese culture and ethnic minorities' traditions and customs. The courses are composed of two sections, two weeks in Beijing and two weeks in Guizhou. In Beijing, members of this program will learn Chinese language in BLCU while discovering the diversified cultures with both local students and international students from over 160 countries and regions worldwide. In Guizhou, the College of Humanities and Science of Guizhou Minzu University will combine bilingual lectures with local cultural experiences and provide the "seeing before remembering, practicing before understanding" hands-on courses for all members of this class.

    

 

Tutors will accompany students during the entire trip and offer all-round help to ensure a "worry-free" study tour.


Dates: choice A: Jul. 6th, 2017 - Aug. 2nd, 2017 
             choice B: Aug. 3rd, 2017 - Aug. 30th, 2017
Fees: 9330 RMB/person (courses, accommodation, dining, entrance tickets, fares and tour guides, etc.)
DO NOT include: transportation between Beijing and Guizhou (Advance charge: round-trip train hard-berth 1000 RMB, or round-trip airplane 3000 RMB; any excess expenses shall be refunded and deficiency shall be repaid, depending on the circumstances.)

 

Schedules for the Beijing Section

Time
Activity
 
Day 1
Morning
8:00-9:50
Placement Test
10:10-11:30
The Opening Ceremony; Campus Tour
Afternoon
14:00-16:00
Lecture: the Chinese Food Culture
Day 2
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Afternoon
14:00-16:00
Cultural ExchangeCommunication with Chinese students and playing games
Day 3
All Day
08:00—
Cultural Tourthe Great Wall
Day 4
All Day
08:00—
Cultural Tourthe Summer Palacethe National Stadium area(the Bird’s Nest)
Day 5
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Afternoon
14:00-16:00
Cultural ExperienceTea Art
Day 6
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Day 7
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Afternoon
12:00-17:00
Cultural Tourthe Temple of Heaven
Evening
17:00-21:00
Traditional Snacks Tasting;
Beijing Opera or Acrobatics
 
Day 8
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Afternoon
14:00-16:00
Cultural Experience: Chinese Kung Fu
Day 9
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Day 10
All Day
8:00—
Cultural TourTian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City;
Dumplings Tasting
Day 11
All Day
/
Free Time
Day 12
Morning
08:00-12:00
Chinese Language Class
Afternoon
14:00-16:00
Cultural ExperienceChinese Painting and Calligraphy
Day 13
Morning
08:00-12:00
Class for Chinese Learning
12:00-
A Farewell BanquetBeijing Roast Duck
Day 14
Head for Guizhou Province

AccommodationStandard Double Room in the International Students House on BLCU’s campus
Diningthe Student Canteenexcept those special events arranged above
 
Schedules for the Guizhou Section

Time
Activity
Accommodation
Dining
Day1
Leave Beijing
 
 
Day2
Arrive in Guiyang, check in dorms;
Welcome Ceremony - Guizhou Minzu University
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day3
Morning:lecture
Afternoon:the Cultural Experience of Ethnic Minority Customs
Evening:A ethnic minority dance-and-sing party
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day4
Morning:lecture
Afternoon:visit to Tsingyan Ancient Town - one of the four ancient towns in Guizhou
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day5
Morning:lecture
Afternoon: Field trip to Guiyang’s cultural landmark -- the Confucius School for traditional culture heritage、Visit the museum in the Arts College of Guizhou Minzu University
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day6
Morning:lecture
Afternoon:visit the Ethnic Culture Museum in Baiyun District
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day7
All Day: sight-seeing in the Huangguoshu Scenic Spot
On-campus Student Dorms
Meals provided by the travel agency
Day8
Morning: head for the Dan Village at 8:00
Afternoon:cultural experience of the ancient paper-making
The Dan Village
The Dan Village
Day9
Morning:cultural experience of the wax-printing craft
Afternoon:head for Xijiang Hmong Village after lunch
Lecture on Xijiang Culture:the history and culture of Xijiang’s Miao people
Xijiang Hmong Village
Xijiang Hmong Village
Day10
Morning:visit Xijiang Museum after breakfast
Afternoon:hands-on experience of the Miao life(fish catching、cooking Miao dishes、doing farm work、watch Miao’s singing and dancing、experiencing Miao’s Long Table Feast)
Xijiang Hmong Village
Xijiang Hmong Village
Day11
Morning:go back to Guiyang after breakfast
Afternoon:ethnic culture salon for both teachers and students
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day12
Morning: Cultural experience of ethnic minority customs
Afternoon:ethnic minority sports
(e.g.:archery、clogs、the oriental hockey, etc. or other sports will be arranged due to the weather and situation)
On-campus Student Dorms
Student Canteen
Day13
Morning:summing-up meeting
Afternoon:a farewell party
 
 
Day14
Back to Beijing