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Women in the City: Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai

Discover the best of China as you enjoy a week exploring its capital cities with empowering women. Take in the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, and talk with students and families.
Program No. 24042RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,729
China

Women in the City: Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai

Discover the best of China as you enjoy a week exploring its capital cities with empowering women. Take in the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, and talk with students and families.
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10 days
Starts at
2,729
Program No. 24042 RJ
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At a Glance

: In the 15th century, the Temple of Heaven was built in Beijing to represent the connection between heaven and earth. As you walk through China’s oldest cities, feel a unique connection to these spiritual lands on a learning adventure for women. Explore China’s past and present by entering tombs guarded by thousands of terra cotta warriors, or dive into local culture by traversing through traditional gardens with pavilions and fountains. Get inspired as you and your fellow women trace this country’s history through its dynasties, and meet local residents and students who share their stories of modern city life.
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 ...

  • Walk the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City and lunch with a courtyard family in “Old Beijing” on this learning adventure just for women.
  • Meet faculty members and students at the International Studies University to discuss student life, philosophy and Chinese customs.
  • Ride a bullet train and journey through the north China countryside to Xi’an where you encounter an astounding terra cotta army near a Qin Emperor’s tomb.
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China Reading and Film List
by Availability
An annotated reading and film list is an attachment near the end of the First Information Packet sent to participants three months before departure. To receive it earlier in a separate email, send email request to Chinese American Educational Exchange: toc@ix.netcom.com Please include your Road Scholar program number and its departure date.
Meals
21 Meals
8 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
7 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
  • Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Qianmen Jianguo Hotel
3 nights
Beijing
Originally built in the 1950s, this modernized hotel is located in a traditional district south of Beijing's famous Chan An Avenue and short distance from many of Beijing's historic and monumental sites, including Tian'anmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City. It also maintains a well-known theater devoted to nightly performances of Beijing Opera.
3 nights
Xian
Located inside the city walls in the heart of 'downtown' Xi'an, the Grand Noble (formerly known as the Royal Garden Hotel) is close to the city's main attractions, including the Bell Tower and Muslim Section.
2 nights
Shanghai
This five star hotel is in the city center, close to many of Shanghai's highlights and within walking distance of one of Shanghai’s most popular parks where locals gather for traditional exercises and exchange of local news.





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