Location: China

  Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to internet over the course of the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these blogs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!

Day 1 (June 22): Students depart from U.S.

Day 2 (June 23): Student arrival day in Beijing; Welcome Dinner

Day 3 (June 24): Morning excursion to the Great Wall; Afternoon service orientation

Day 4 (June 25): Community service day with Roundabout

Day 5 (June 26): Morning excursion to the Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square/Wangfujing; Afternoon Calligraphy/Chinese Painting/Tea Ceremony classes; Evening dinner including traditional Peking Duck

Day 6 (June 27): Community service day with children

Day 7 (June 28): Community service day with children; Overnight train to Xi’an

Day 8 (June 29): Xi’an touring day (Terracotta warriors, City Wall, etc.)

Day 9 (June 30): Continue Xi’an touring; Overnight train back to Beijing

Day 10 (July 1): Community service day with children

Day 11 (July 2): Community service day with Roundabout

Day 12 (July 3): Community service; Visit to the 798 Art District

Day 13 (July 4): Community service day with children

Day 14 (July 5): Excursion to Datong and visit to the Buddhist Caves

Day 15 (July 6): Excursion to the Hanging Monastery; Visit and community service at the Taiyuan Orphanage

Day 16 (July 7): Visit to Dong Er Gou; Return to Beijing

Day 17 (July 8): Community service; Continue Calligraphy/Chinese Painting and Wushu classes

Day 18 (July 9): Community service with Roundabout; Evening “Hot Pot” Dinner

Day 19 (July 10): Community service; Excursion to the Summer Palace and Pearl Market

Day 20 (July 11): Final service day with the children; Lifeworks’ final dinner and closing program

Day 21 (July 12): Students depart for home