Explore the diversity of China and Kyrgyzstan’s peoples and cultural traditions: live with Tibetan families in Qinghai Province, witness the dizzying pace of change, politics, and development in western China’s booming cities, visit a 2000 year-old bazaar in Kyrgyzstan and live with families on the shores of an alpine lake.
Silk Road…the words alone conjure up all kinds of images: camel caravans bringing the treasures of ancient China across the heart of Asia; empires old and new vying for power; knowledge and ideas traveling between cultures. Traveling from China into Kyrgyzstan and back, our Silk Road program explores this region’s history of exchange with all of Eurasia, and examines the connections between people living here today, including Han Chinese, Uyghur, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik, Mongol, Tibetan, and Hui communities.
We offer comprehensive, personal home visits so that we can answer your questions in person. One of our expert staff members will present on our program options and share stories from their own formative Where There Be Dragons program. To request a home visit in less than 2 minutes, fill out this form.
- Explore China and Central Asia’s ethnic, religious and cultural diversity
- Learn about the ways that politics and development are reshaping daily life for local people
- Travel through spectacular mountains and deserts, remote villages and booming cities
- Engage in simple Mandarin, Uyghur, and Tibetan language study.