PROGRAMME CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION
When you choose this program, you are signing up for a truly intercultural experience. From our basic Chinese survival lesson, opportunities to learn the local customs and manners, enjoying a traditional Sichuan opera, making an authentic Chinese hot pot together, or visiting local temples, all the way to breathtaking indulgences that allow you to appreciate the natural beauty of the area. This tour has enough to keep you busy and get you inspired! Come along and embrace diversity, by being a part of this beautiful program.
Aims & Objectives:
- Help you get familiar with your local surroundings
- Teach you helpful phrases in the local language
- Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture
- Provide a full induction, preparing you for a longer stay!
It is the perfect way to start your trip to China! Get stuck in and immersed into the local culture before participating on other volunteer programmes. Come along and embrace diversity!
A typical week in the Cultural Immersion Programme is:
Your day begins with getting to know each and also a Chinese language & culture lesson. In the afternoon you will explore the ancient town of ‘Huanglongxi Valley. In the evening you’ll eat traditional Chinese hot pot together, a delicious way to end the day.
You’ll start today with a talk comparing Chinese & western culture, a great learning opportunity! You’ll also learn how to paint a mask in traditional Chinese operas. After lunch, you’ll visit The Largest Building in the Whole World!! Chengdu Global Centre, has hot springs & a water park for you to enjoy. You’ll also have dinner at the Global Centre (which isn’t included). After a busy day sight-seeing you’ll watch a Chinese movie.
Today you’ll put your hiking boots on and visit Qingcheng Mountain and taking a hiking tour through the mountains. You’ll also visit the local temples and the local lake. You’ll have a picnic lunch with a view from the mountain top, before heading back to Chengdu in the afternoon!
This morning you’ll visit Chengdu Musuem and learn more about its local history! After lunch you’ll visit the fascinating ‘Wenshu’, ‘Chunxi’ road, Sino-Ocean ‘Taikoo Li Chendu’ temples. In the evening after dinner you’ll watch a traditional local style opera.
Today you’ll take the bus to visit the iconic Leshan Giant Buddha – a staggering sight to be seen! (And get your picture taken with). In the afternoon, you’ll make your way back to Chengdu for a relaxing evening in the city. In the evening, you’ll visit Bar street and pick up your own local dinner (which isn’t included in the price).