China Today: Hidden Villages, Contemporary Cities and Yangtze River
Discover China through its people as you enjoy a meal with locals, speak with villagers in Guizhou, learn about urban planning in Shanghai and sail the historic Yangtze River.
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Program No. 16602RJ
22 days
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At a Glance

Gain a fresh perspective on China’s greatest monuments and contrast the lives of modern, middle-class Chinese in cosmopolitan Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai against the timeless traditions of rural peoples in the remote and beautiful Guizhou Province. Journey along country roads and walk village pathways to gain access to places not often visited by outsiders and learn about the age-old traditions of the local peoples.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey by vans through remote Guizhou Province’s rural villages to meet residents and village chiefs.
  • Meet China’s new middle class at an individual dinner in homes of English-speaking faculty and share a home-hosted lunch with a Miao family in the countryside.
  • On a three-night voyage on the Yangtze River, learn about the river’s role in Chinese history.
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