Exploring the Old City

July 6, 2018

Language: Chinese

Location: Beijing

Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:25 Morning Assembly

8:30-9:20 Breakfast

9:30-10:20 Class Block 1

10:30-11:20 Class Block 2

11:30-12:20 Class Block 3

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:30-5:30 Language Practicum

5:30-7:15 Dinner

7:15-8:05 Language Performance

8:30 -9:20 Movie Night

9:30-10:30 Check In

What the Beijing Academy did today

This week in class students focused in on differences in Western and Chinese culture. In the afternoon, teachers took students to the Houhai area across town, known for its old architecture and lake. Students explored Beijing's famed hutongs which are narrow residential allies that once typified Beijing. Groups interviewed residents and got a tour of a traditional courtyard residence, or siheyuan in Chinese.

Students had prepared performances with their classes this week and hit the stage in the evening to perform in front of their classmates. After a long day of walking, students got to unwind in the evening over a relaxing movie. We head into an exciting weekend of exploring more of Beijing including Tiananmen Square.

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