Where on the Great Wall are we based?
Many areas of the Great Wall have been extensively renovated and opened for tourists, with cable cars, fun rides, souvenir shops and huge crowds.
However, we don’t want you to experience the touristy areas that many see everyday.
Our program is in a village next to an abandoned section of the Great Wall. Here you can really see and feel Chinese culture, and the history of this landmark first hand. Our village is roughly two hours north of Beijing city by car.
This means while the locals of course don’t know any English, everyone still speaks standard Mandarin.
Our China Summer program is a real Chinese immersion experience. Making friends with some of the villagers is a very good way to improve your spoken Mandarin quickly. The China Summer Program on the Great Wall already includes transport to and from the village to the city. Like almost everywhere in China, the area is extremely safe. Most people don’t even lock their doors at night.
A Summer on the Great Wall – When Can I Start?
The Summer Program on the Great Wall is best booked in combination with a program in either Beijing or Shanghai beforehand, allowing you to settle into China, learn Chinese and get used to the environment.
Our Summer Program runs from Sunday to Sunday each week and includes transport from Beijing to the Great Wall and back. This program has limited spaces, so make sure you book your course in time.
DATES – Start any Monday from May-October and finish on any Sunday. The program can last for one week, up to as many weeks as you require.