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  • Address: Global Leadership Adventures 3636 Camino del Rio North, Suite 120 San Diego, CA 92108
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Learning Mandarin, one of the principle languages of China, is key to truly understanding this fascinating country. This program allows you to develop your language skills while also connecting directly with the Chinese people and learning about their rich and vibrant culture. In this program, we’ll live in a semi-rural district on the edges of Beijing so you’ll experience authentic Chinese living and can compare rural and urban lifestyles. We’ll spend one weekend touring places of cultural significance in Beijing and one weekend in Shanghai, the major commercial center of China. Along the way, you’ll meet a range of people from farmers to executives who will give you diverse perspectives on China.


  • Volunteer at a school for children of migrant workers

  • Intensive Mandarin language instruction

  • Discover Shanghai, the business capital, and Beijing, the political capital

  • Hike the Great Wall of China

  • Learn Chinese cooking and calligraphy

  • Experience the majesty of rural and urban China