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    • 2014 Itinerary

    Confucius Camp, Qufu, 2014

    This unique itinerary offers an insight into the teachings of arguably the most influential thinkers in China, Confucius and his protege Mencius. Set in Confucius's hometown of Qufu, two and a half hours from Beijing, this group trip combines an immersion language program, lectures from a prominent Confucian scholar and sightseeing of Confucius's hometown and surroundings - all packed into a two week period.

    ConfuciusIncluded in this program is the following:

    • Intro to Confucius & Mencius Course
    • 6 Part Lecture on the teachings of Confucius and Mencius
    • 8 Morning Chinese Classes
    • Sightseeing and learning about Confucius's hometown including:
      • Confucius's Home
      • Confucius Temple
      • Climbing the sacred Mount Tai (TaiShan)
      • Confucius's Family Residence and Cemetery
    • 12 nights accommodation in Qufu Normal University - International Exchange Centre
    • 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 12 Dinners
    • Registration assistance when you arrive


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    Confucius Camp, Qufu, 2014

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    Check out what the summer of 2015 could have in store for you! For just US$1,900, you can add this comprehensive tour of China to your study program in Beijing or Shanghai! Travel the Middle Kingdom the CSA way and get a summer experience you will never forget!


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    The fun begins! Shanghai students arrive to Beijing and you get to meet your travelling companions over a tasty Chinese dinner.

    Start the travel portion of your program with THE must-see attraction of Beijing. Wear your sneakers and comfy clothes, we are hiking along the Great Wall of China! After we get back and freshen up, we'll head to the sprawling imperial gardens of the Summer Palace. Wrap up day one with a delicious Beijing (Peking) duck dinner.

    Step back into history with a trip to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We will also climb Jingshan Park for an incredible view of the imperial palace from a bird's eye view. This will be followed by a rickshaw tour of the ancient hutongs (narrow alley) to see how Beijing people lived, and are still living! Enjoy dinner with a local family, and then we'll catch a Chinese Acrobatics show to end the day.

    Take the morning to explore the cultural city of Beijing and make sure you get to see your favourite hot spots, whether it's haggling in the markets, testing your speed in the Olympic Village or exploring the various exhibitions at 798 Art District. In the evening we will depart Beijing on the overnight train to Xi’an. Be sure to pack some snacks and entertainment for the journey!

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    MON 27 JULY - XI’AN
    Arrive in Xi’an bright and early! After check-in, get ready for a day of sightseeing! Make sure to take your camera as we visit the impressive Terracotta Warriors and learn about how and why they were built. In the evening we will make our way to the Big Goose Pagoda to watch water dance at the fountain display.

    TUES 28 JULY - XI’AN
    Another big day ahead! Visit the Drum and Bell Towers and the Great Mosque in the Muslim Quarter before we make our way to the Old City Wall. Here we will cycle around the wall to view the ancient city from above. We then make our way to the airport to depart for the next destination, Yangshuo.

    Today is all about outdoor adventure. Take a cruise along the Li River, and spend some time biking through the Yangshuo countryside. After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring a range of options in the Yangshuo area: visiting caves, hiking or even swimming in the river! After dinner, we will take a boat ride to watch cormorant fishers.

    Time for some climbing as we hike around Moon Hill, a hill with a semicircular hole through the middle! Experience some incredible panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the peak of the mountain. After the hike you have the option to do any additional activities that you may not have been able to squeeze in the day before.


    Today is all about rice! We will travel to the incredible rice fields of Longji and see how they have been built in to terraces on the side of mountains. The terraces are also known as the "Dragon's Back" due to their scaly appearance. After lunch in the mountains, we will then move on to the beautiful water town of Suzhou.

    Explore the city's beautiful canals, stone bridges, pagodas and gardens. It's called the "Venice of the East" for good reason! In the evening we will take the short trip to Shanghai to see Nanjing Road and cruise down the Huangpu River for a spectacular scene of The Bund at night. Phew, big day!

    Start the day with a brief history of Shanghai at the Urban Planning Museum. After we will climb the tallest building in Shanghai, the World Financial Centre, to get an incredible view through glass floors of the cosmopolitan area of Pudong! You will then have some free time to shop-til-you-drop at the vast markets. In the evening we will get together one last time for a big group dinner before we wave each other off and say 'zaijian'.

    This is the recommended date to travel home. If you are flying from Beijing, we will be taking an early morning bullet train to Beijing which should arrive by 3pm. Alternatively you can fly home directly from Shanghai. The alternative is to start your language program after your travel program! Ask us for course options!


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    Summer Study and Travel Program 2015

    China study abroad summer porgramsSummer holidays are never as long as you would like them to be, so the key is doing as much as possible to make your summer fun, memorable and constructive!

    If you are looking to combine Chinese language learning with a fun and experience-filled trip around China, then our Summer Study and Travel program may be the answer.

    Learning the Chinese language is but scratching the surface of China's culture and history. China is vast and diverse and so our Summer Study in China Programs are specially designed to combine first-class Mandarin learning courses with insightful and fun-filled travel at some of China’s most renowned and beautiful destinations.

    Our Summer Study and Travel programs are split into two parts: the study and the travel.

    1. First, choose where you would like to study Chinese. We offer programs in both Beijing, at Beijing Language and Culture University or Beijing Mandarin Academy, and in Shanghai, at Fudan University or Shanghai Mandarin Academy.
    2. Then choose whether you would like to study before or after your travels.

    It’s as simple as that!

    DSC_0085-SST-Guilin_edit1China Study Abroad summer programs are designed to give you the best possible insight into everything China has to offer.

    The travel portion covers some of China’s most famous destinations including Xi’an (home of the Terracotta Warriors) and Guilin (famous for its mountains and rivers, and widely acknowledged as China’s most beautiful and scenic area).

    The group will also travel to both Beijing and Shanghai, meaning that regardless of where you choose to undertake the study portion of your program, you will get to experience both of China’s most famous and prominent cities.

    *Programs in July and August are open to students who are 15 and over. 


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    For those of you who pay keen attention to CSA on social media, you might have noticed a slight surge in marketing for our Xian trip in recent weeks. Well, I’m very glad to report a successfully delivered trip to the city, which first ignited my passion for ‘all things China’. For those of you who didn’t go however, all is not lost, for we have a wealth of

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    6 Xinyuan Nan Road, Chaoyang
    Beijing, 100027
    Phone: (+86) 10 8468 3799 
  • London

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    154 Bishopsgate
    London EC2M 4LN
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    Phone: (+44) 0207 377 84 
  • Hong Kong

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    Rm 604-7 Dominion Centre
    43-59 Queen’s Road East
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    Phone: (+852) 800 968 924 


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