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 staffs 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 (July 14): Students depart from U.S.

Day 2 (July 15): Student arrival day in Beijing; Welcome Dinner

Day 3 (July 16): Morning excursion to the Great Wall; Afternoon service orientation

Day 4 (July 17): Community service day with children; China talk by Brent Johnson (Little Flower Founder and Director)

Day 5 (July 18): Community service day with children; Travel to Taiyuan

Day 6 (July 19): Community service at Taiyuan orphanage; Excursion to Datong and visit to the Hanging Monastery

Day 7 (July 20): Visit to the Buddhist Caves; Return to Beijing

Day 8 (July 21): Community service day with children and Roundabout

Day 9 (July 22): Community service day with children; Wushu classes and evening Peking Duck

Day 10 (July 23): Community service day with children and Roundabout

Day 11 (July 24): Community service day with children; Calligraphy/Chinese Painting/Tea Ceremony classes; Dumpling making

Day 12 (July 25): Community service with children; Visit to the 798 Art District

Day 13 (July 26): Community service with children; Afternoon excursion to the Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square/Wangfujing

Day 14 (July 27): Community service day with children and Roundabout

Day 15 (July 28): Excursion to the Summer Palace and Pearl Market; Evening Hotpot and Karaoke night

Day 16 (July 29): Continue Wushu demonstration; Service with children

Day 17 (July 30): Community service day; Overnight train to Xi’an

Day 18 (July 31): Xi’an touring day (Terracotta warriors, City Wall, etc.)

Day 19 (August 1): Continue Xi’an touring; Return to Beijing

Day 20 (August 2): Final service day with the children; Lifeworks’ final dinner and closing program

Day 21 (August 3): Students depart for home