Beijing Zoo and Summer Palace
8:00-3:15 Beijing Zoo, Zi Zhu Yuan Park, Summer Palace
4:00-5:30 1-on-1 teacher-student meetings
5:30-7:15 Dinner on own
7:15-9:20 RA Activies/Free Time
9:30-10:30 Check In
What the Beijing Academy did today:
This morning we were up bright and early. With no classes scheduled for the day, we hopped on the chartered buses at 8:00 am after a light breakfast and made our way to the Beijing museum. Of paticular attraction were the panda exhibits. Our next destination was summer summer palace which was once the vacation retreat for the emperor. We had a few hours to explore the complex which is a beautiful series of palaces, bridges, and gardens dotted around the scenic Kunming Lake.
After coming back to campus, each students had a one on one meeting with their respective teachers where they discussed their progress in classes. The rest of the afternoon was set aside for free time. Students took time to play sports outside, use the swimming pool, or just hang out and rest. Stay tuned for the next blog on Monday. We're up early once again tomorrow morning to climb the Great Wall.
Check back on Monday to read more about the Beijing Academy!