Temples and 4th of July
8:00-8:25 Morning Assembly
9:30-10:20 Class Block 1
10:30-11:20 Class Block 2
11:30-12:20 Class Block 3
2:30-5:30 Confucius & Lama Temples
5:30-7:15 Pizza Night
7:15-8:05 Cultural Exploration Classes
8:30 -9:20 Study Hall
9:30-10:30 Check In
What the Beijing Academy did today
Students powered through day their second day of speaking Chinese through morning classes and during activites throughout the city. Teachers took students to lunch nearby campus which was a great opportunity to practice ordering food in Chinese.
In the afternoon, the group got their first taste of the Beijing subway and shipped across the city to see the Yonghe Lama Temple and the Confucius Temple, two of Beijing's important cultural landmarks. Students wandered the grounds and admired centuries old archicture, observed monks, and interacted with Chinese temple-goers. We rounded out the day by celebrating the 4th of July with pizza and ice cream before retiring to cultural classes.
Check back on Friday to read more about the Beijing Academy!