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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 trip logs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!

Day 1 (July 15) – Students depart from the U.S.

Day 2 (July 16) – Student arrival day in Beijing; Transfer to hotel, rest, and settle-in; Welcome dinner and initial orientation session to China

Day 3 (July 17) – Morning excursion to the Great Wall; Afternoon service orientation with China Little Flower and Dew Drops

Day 4 (July 18) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (work with children); Afternoon Wushu class and demonstrations (martial arts)

Day 5 (July 19) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.); Afternoon excursion to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Wangfujing (optional exotic food tastings)

Day 6 (July 20) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.); Afternoon community service activities with the Roundabout Donation Center

Day 7 (July 21) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.); Evening departure to Xi’an (overnight train)

Day 8 to 9 (July 22 to July 23) – Xi’an touring days including the Terracotta warriors, City Wall, souvenir shopping, etc.; Return to Beijing

Day 10 (July 24) – Morning arrival in Beijing; Afternoon community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.)

Day 11 (July 25) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.); Afternoon Calligraphy and Chinese Painting classes and demonstrations

Day 12 (July 26) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.); Afternoon community service activities with the Roundabout Donation Center

Day 13 (July 27) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.); Afternoon excursion to the Summer Palace

Day 14 (July 28) – Early morning bus departure to Datong; Afternoon excursion to the Buddhist Caves; Overnight in Datong

Day 15 (July 29) – Morning bus departure to Baotou; Afternoon community service activities with Little Flower at the Baotou service site

Day 16 (July 30) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower at the Baotou service site; Afternoon excursion to the Resonant Sand Gorge

Day 17 (July 31) – Morning community service activities with Little Flower at the Baotou service site; Afternoon excursion to the tomb of Ghenghis Khan

Day 18 (August 1) – Early morning bus departure to Datong; Afternoon excursion to the Hanging Monastery; Overnight in Datong

Day 19 (August 2) – Early morning bus departure to Beijing; Afternoon community service activities with Little Flower and Dew Drops (cont.)

Day 20 (August 3) – Final service day with the children of Little Flower and Dew Drops; GoBeyond’s final dinner and closing program

Day 21 (August 4) – Student transfer to the airport and departures for home