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Xi’an Study Tour & Homestay Program - 7 Days

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In this 7-day study trip, you will witness the magnificent sites like the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and participate in many featured activities, such as learning Calligraphy and making traditional Chinese handcrafts. Besides, you are going to live in a Chinese home as a member of the family. It is absolutely the best chance to experience authentic Chinese culture and become familiar with local lifestyle.



One-week homestay experience

Your host family offers including but not limited to basic English ability, fine meals, comfortable accommodation and local family atmosphere. A wonderful opportunity to make friends and experience Chinese culture.


Tailor-made inclusively for different student group

Sightseeing, special activities, accommodation, transportation, and meals are carefully arranged with consideration of safety, level of interest, and budget. Students are divided into classes by age, so activities are age appropriate.


Chinese folk & featured activities

You will have classes in local schools with Chinese students. The lessons include Chinese calligraphy learning, paper-cutting, Jianzi-kicking sport (a traditional Han sport) and folk songs singing.


Hand-picked attractions

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Grand Mosque and Muslim Street.

Day 1 Xi’an - Arrival

Homemade dumpling dinner at the host family

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your new home in Xi’an. You will learn to make dumplings with your host families. It will be a fine dinner.

Xi'an, the capital city of 11 dynasties in history, also the very center and a lively metropolis among NW China, is waiting for your exploration.


Day 2 Xi’an - Calligraphy Day

-Homemade breakfast at the host family
-Lunch at local school’s cafeteria
-Homemade dinner at the host family

Arrive at the school at 8:00 am.

In the morning, there will be a brief welcome ceremony at your class. You need to make self-introduction and make friends with your classmates and teachers. You will have lessons exactly as your Chinese peer students so try to learn it well.

In the afternoon, you will take a Chinese Calligraphy class. At this class you will learn the structure of Chinese characters and how to write them. If you want, your calligraphy teacher will be glad to help you come up with a lovely Chinese name for you.

In the evening, have a relaxing walk in the living community with your host family.


Day 3 Xi’an - Handcraft Day

-Homemade breakfast at the host family
-Lunch at local school’s cafeteria
-Homemade dinner at the host family

Arrive at the school at 8:00 am.

Today you will have language lessons in the morning where you will learn Chinese phonetics table and oral Chinese by reading and reciting some classic poetry. Your pronunciation and intonation will be corrected by the teacher. In addition, you will have some literary games at the class.

You are going to have handcraft lessons in the afternoon. You will acquire basic knowledge about Chinese paper-cutting and the 12 zodiac. Then it’s time for you to start your own zodiac paper-cutting.

You will have sport activities after class. Then you will be sent back to your host family.


Day 4 Xi’an - Folk Activities Day

-Homemade breakfast at the host family
-Lunch at local school’s cafeteria
-Homemade dinner at the host family

Arrive at the school at 8:00 am.

In the morning, you will have a music class wherein you will learn how to sing the world-famous folk song “Jasmine” (in Chinese: Molihua). “Jasmine” has been praised as “the second national song of PRC”. There will be a chorus performance at the end of the class.

In the afternoon is PE class. You will acquire a traditional Chinese team sport known as “Ti Jianzi” (Jianzi-kicking). In this activity, all the players need to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies, apart from the hands. It sounds like easy stuff, however, need a lot of techniques and cooperation.

After PE class you will be sent back to your host family.


Day 5 Xi’an - Sightseeing Day

-Homemade breakfast at the host family
-Lunch at local Chinese restaurant
-Dinner at local Chinese restaurant

Today's excursion will take you to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO), one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, Archers, infantrymen, horses and bronze chariots silently guarded the tomb of China's First Emperor for over 2,200 years.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest walls in China and still compasses the center of Xi'an. Then, visit the Grand Mosque and the Musilim Street next to it, which is a perfect place for snacks and sweets.


Day 6 Xi’an - Social Practice Day

-Homemade breakfast at the host family
-Lunch at local farm-style restaurant
-Farewell Dumpling Feast at Defachang restaurant

Today you are going to visit Bailuyuan Milu Children's Village as a volunteer. You will meet kids as your age whose parents were gone or in jail. Some activities will be held there. Try to be friends with them.

In the afternoon, visit the Chinese Herbal Medicines Wholesale Market where you will learn to recognize different kinds of herbs.

Then head to the Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark. This seven-story pagoda was initially constructed in 652 AD, and a larger team of scholars was organized here for translation of the Buddhist sutras brought back from India and it became a holy place for pilgrimages.


Day 7 Xi’an - Departure

-Homemade breakfast at the host family

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

End the service.

Tour Includes :

-- English-speaking tour guide

-- Air-conditioned coach

-- Study and sightseeing programs as listed

-- Meals as listed

-- Homestay (6 nights)

-- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

-- Flight and train tickets

-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities

-- Tips for guides and drivers

-- China Visa

-- Travel insurance

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