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Chinese Language Immersion

Chinese Language Immersion

Designed for all levels of Mandarin speakers, on this program you can choose between private tutoring or group instruction. Based at a university in Shanghai, you’ll experience the student lifestyle and learn from native Mandarin speakers. Outside of class, take part in cultural activities such as learning kung fu, calligraphy, cooking local dishes, and visiting the Great Wall.

Take your language study to the next level and choose the “Chinese Language Immersion (Private Instruction)” option on the enrollment form to receive private classroom instruction. With private instruction, this program costs $4,695.

Departure Dates

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Country:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    15 Days
  • Ages:
    14-18
  • Cost:
    $3,995 plus
  • Language Study Hours:
    28 Service Hours
  • Interests:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Amenities

    On-Program Travel

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Country:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    15 Days
  • Ages:
    14-18
  • Cost:
    $3,995 plus
  • Language Study Hours:
    28 Service Hours
  • Interests:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Amenities

    On-Program Travel

Carry-On Luggage

A small backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Chinese Visa
  • 2 Photocopies of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera
  • Ear plugs
  • Change of clothes
  • Reusable water bottle (Nalgene sized)
  • Medication
  • Snacks
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
Checked Luggage

A duffel bag or backpack is ideal. A wheeled bag is suitable if it can be carried like a duffel bag over rough terrain.

Clothing Items

  • Clothing Items
  • Underwear (12-14)
  • Socks (7)
  • T-Shirts with sleeves (7-10)
  • Long Shorts (3-4)
  • Lightweight pants/capris (1-2)
  • Jeans (1)
  • Lightweight, waterproof rain jacket
  • Pajamas (1)
  • Sneakers
  • Flip-Flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm w/sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Foam earplugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Small packs of tissues
  • Razor/shaving cream

Miscellaneous

  • Flashlight/Headlamp w/ Extra Batteries
  • Watch or Clock with an Alarm
  • Bag for dirty clothes

Optional Items

  • Chinese phrasebook
  • Portable games (Bananagrams, cards, etc.)
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Frisbee, Aerobee, football, etc.
Important Reminders
  • Domestic airlines in China have a checked bag weight limit of 20 kilos (about 44 lbs). If your bags weigh more than this, the airline may charge you an excess baggage fee for every kilo over the allowed limit. In past years, we have had students incur SIGNIFICANT charges for excess baggage.
  • You are able to do laundry on this program