Chinese Students Return from ‘Amazing’ Trip to China
On Sunday Chinese teachers Chao Chang and Jing Li and 19 students returned from an educationally packed 10-day excursion to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Li says the trip was busy but very educational:
“By visiting The Forbidden City, The Great Wall and The Terracotta Army, students saw historical China,” she says. “By experiencing a Taiji lesson, tea tasting, acrobatic shows and calligraphy practice, students learned about China via traditional culture. By going to the Shanghai World Financial Center and walking through modern high-rises, students got the chance to experience developing China. Although our schedule was tight and we felt that we were on the road all the time, students learned so much about the real China and enjoyed every piece of the trip.”
“It was an amazing trip,” agrees Casey Jong ’15. “It was really fun to see places I’ve always heard about – like the Great Wall. It was fun, too — although scary at first — to practice our Chinese with the locals. Even though people would often laugh at our attempts, we were eventually able to barter with vendors and order in restuarants, which made our Chinese better.”
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