Greetings from Beijing!

July 3, 2017

Greetings from Beijing! Students have all arrived here safely, and after a long flight students took the rest of the night Sunday to settle in and get some rest.

Monday, students went through orientation learning everything from handling emergency situations and observing program boundaries to important sanitary measures and dealing with the pollution. The day was capped off with celebratory arrival feast and the signing of the language pledge. Despite the unescapable jet-lag that nearly all students are experiencing, the excitement of being in Beijing and learning Chinese has everyone energized!

Please stay tuned for more details as the program continues. Several days a week a group of students will be selected to take pictures and write a short reflection on the day. We’ll also post updates on weekend trips and special events that happen throughout the program.