We left our home town of Xi’an and on our way back to America we spent 3 days in Beijing.

The first stop along the way was the site of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

After the Olympic park we went to the summer palace.  It was the place where the Emperor and/or Empress  went to in the summer.

The next day we went to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. In the garden of the Temple of Heaven the students worked on their Chinese hackisac skills.  We also tried some Chinese group exercise, which was standing in a line and hitting each other’s shoulders.  (These are the bottom 2 photos on the left)

We ended our time in China with a day on the Great Wall! It was one of our favorite sites and an amazing way to sum up our trip.

Our last dinner in China.  Sad to be going but happy to have Western Food!


We will have one last blog post coming soon with some final words of reflection from all the students.


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