Discover the traditions and contemporary daily lives of China’s minority cultures.
Experience the rich cultural diversity of China in a program that introduces you to Miao, Dong, Buyi, and Zhuang ethnic minority cultures. Learn about the history of these cultures and current government policies affecting these minority communities. Spend time in rural villages and learn about traditional crafts and trades such as papermaking, watercolor painting, batik, embroidery, weaving, and blacksmithing. Contrast daily life in rural communities with life in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Luoyang, and Xi’an.
Orientation: Beijing, 3–4 days
Homestay: Guiyang, 5–6 days; Xijiang, 5–6 days
Other Accommodations: Hotels and hostels