About CCBG's Summer Program in China:
Each of our China Summer Program takes our students and participating families to a few selected cities in China (cities are selected based on the theme for that year).
Along the way, we serve as your guide as we experience China like a local, whether it be watching a magic show at a night market, eat the thickest noodles in China, climb one of the most beautiful mountains of China, chat with Chinese families, witness rare local communities, or to hear from self-made Chinese entrepreneurs who will share their stories with you. And most importantly, we will guide our students as they experience the most authentic situation to practice their Chinese language.
2019 SUMMER CHINA
Journey To The West:
Along The Silk Road For The Adventurous Souls
This year, CCBG will be bringing a group of families on a journey through 5 cities. These cities were major stops along the Silk Road in ancient times. This route was also the path taken by the famous Tang Monk, Xuanzang, when he journeyed to India to bring back to China the true teachings of Buddhism.
Our journey will start from Xi'an, ancient China's starting "hub city" where merchants loaded their horses and camels with goods from China. From Xi'an, we will head westward all the way into Xinjiang.
Stop 1: Xi'An 西安
Stop 2: Lanzhou 兰州
Stop 3: Dunhuang 敦煌
Stop 4: Turpan 吐鲁番
Stop 5: Urumuqi 乌鲁木齐
August 19 (Mon) to August 31 (Sat)
(Departure and return dates can be flexible to accommodate participating families.)
China is very hot in the summer, traveling in the heat distracts you from focusing on your surroundings. To avoid the heat, we have been going either at the beginning (mid-June to early July) or the end (mid to late August) ) of summer. This year will be the first in a few years since we last went in late summer, this is to make it more possible for students with a NYC Board of Education schedule to attend.
Families pay their own travel costs (flights, transportation, lodging, etc.). CCBG charges a flat service fee. We take care of all the planning, from choosing hotels to delivering an educational theme. You just bring yourselves.
Partially by taking advantage of our group-bargaining power, and partially by utilizing our local resources throughout China, our program actually saves you more money than we charge you.
Interested? For more details and/or questions:
Please send us an inquiry form, email or call us.
Tel: (212) 868-8180
2018 — Journey To The West: Along The Silk Road For The Adventurous Souls
13-day program with Chinese and American families traveling. (Locations: Xi'An 西安, Lanzhou 兰州, Manzhouli 敦煌, Kumul/Hami 哈密, Urumuqi 乌鲁木齐.)
Our 2016 China Summer Program brought a group of families on a journey to cities along the ancient Silk Road, some of which are oasis cities in the middle of the desert in western China. This route was also the path taken by the famous Tang Monk, Xuanzang, when he traveled to India to bring back to China the true teachings of Buddhism.
To read about our adventures, please go here.
2016 — Where the Dynasties Rise and Fall (Ancient Capitals & Their Stories)
12-day program with Chinese and American families traveling. (Locations: Xi'An 西安, Luoyang 洛阳, Manzhouli 满开封南京杭州.)
Our 2016 China Summer Program brought a group of families (majority from the US and some from China) on a journey through 4 to 6 Chinese cities. All of these cities have once served as the capital of China in ancient times, but are now vibrant modern cities.
We visited all of these cities in the time order in which they served as the capital of China in the past. To hear more about our adventures, please go here.
Summer Program China: 2010 to 2014
2014 — People and What They Do
21-day program with a small group traveling. (Locations: Shandong 山东, Wuhan 武汉, Chengdu 成都, Shanghai 上海.)
2013 — Camping with Chinese students in a school in Shanghai +Travels
10-day program with Chinese and American families traveling in the Southeastern Coastal regions of China. The American students attended a summer camp in Shanghai. (Locations: Shanghai 上海, Shaoxing 绍兴, Hanzhou 杭州.)
2012 — People and What They Do
10-day program with Chinese and American families traveling in the Southwestern regions of China. (Locations: Kungming 昆明, Guiyang 贵阳, Chengdu 成都.)
2011 — Focus: Nature (Ancient Forests & Prairies)
10-day program with Chinese and American families traveling in the Northeastern regions and the Northern borders of China. (Locations: Qiqihaer 齐齐哈尔, Hailar 海拉尔, Manzhouli 满洲里.)
2010 — Studying with Chinese students in a Beijing school
Three-week program with our students attending a Chinese school in Beijing. (Location: Beijing)