Who is this course for?

The course is for students with an enquiring mind and an interest in experiencing China from the inside.

What are the course dates for 2024?

Two courses: 12 July to 26 July 2024; and 26 July – 09 August 2024.

What are the fees and what do they include?

Course fees for a two-week programme include lessons in Mandarin; workshops, lectures and seminars; guided tours plus the exciting Silk Road Adventure. Accommodation in a student residence, with bed linen and towels. All meals, 3 per day plus Chinese Street Party and Farewell BBQ. All flights and internal travel, travel and medical insurance and visas. Inclusive price £5,500 (of which the non-refundable booking fee is £900).

Are single, ensuite rooms available?


What level of Mandarin Chinese is required?

The language component of the programme caters for students at Beginner, post-Beginner and Intermediate levels of proficiency in Mandarin. Students will have opportunities to meet Chinese students from Lanzhou Oriental Middle School. All other activities are conducted in English.

Who are the staff?

All staff are local bi-lingual teachers, activity leaders and pastoral staff based at our partner school in Lanzhou. They are supported by experienced course leaders from the UK. All have appropriate training in safeguarding and first aid.

Are all flights arranged?

Yes, international flights are arranged from London Heathrow to Beijing International Airport with connecting flights to Lanzhou, and return. Course fees must be paid by 28 February 2024 to guarantee the price quoted above.

Does my child need a visa? Insurance?

Yes, visas will be arranged on behalf of course participants once appropriate personal details have been supplied. Insurance covers medical claims up to £100,000 and includes cover for covid delays etc.

What happens if I have to cancel my child’s booking?

Any cancellation must be received in writing. The booking fee is not refundable after the two-week cooling-off period. Any further fees will be refunded according to the following sliding scale: before 28.02.24 – 100%, between 28.02.24 and 30.04.24 – 50%, between 30.04.24 and 30.06.24 – 10%.

Can I speak to someone to help me decide?

Yes, a telephone appointment can be arranged to discuss your needs and interests…

12 July – 26 July 2024
26 July – 9 August 2024

(Including non-refundable deposit of £900)
All flights, accommodation, meals, guides, and entrances included in the course price. Price excluding flights: £4300.