The Silk Road

Highlights

Tibetan Highland Experience

Tibetan Highland Experience

Trekking and camping in the Tibetan grasslands at more than 3000m altitude.

Field Research

Field Research

Students are going to be divided into 3 groups for specific issue discovery: Culture, Religion and Trading. Students will visit the local people and interview them, finish group task by overcoming language barrier.

Make your own Silk Road documentary

Make your own Silk Road documentary

We designed the EXPLORE Silk Road trip to be an exciting and interactive learning experience, and what better way to learn than being the director of your very own documentary movie!

You will be provided with a camera-man and professional video camera equipment for the duration of the journey, and you will act as a film crew making a documentary about the Silk Road. You can choose which topics to focus on, such as trade, religion, food, economic development or any other aspect of culture. You will edit the documentary and present it at the end of the trip!

Silk Road Courses

Place Course Topics
Kazakh village Uyghur dance and folk music study
Wind Power Station Natural resource usage of West China, and the effects of West China's Development effect to overall China development
Sugong Muslim Mosque Discover Islam, the beliefs of the Uyghur
Desert Camel riding and camping in the Taklamakan Desert (World's 2nd largest desert), make documentary and experience an ancient traders' life in the Silk Road
Dunhuang Mogao Cave Buddhist Culture and History
Yellow River in Tibetan Highland Life of Tibetan Nomads in China
Tibetan Village Tibetan Cultural Presentation
Terror Cotta Warriors Xi'an - how it became the center of the world
Uyghur Family Uyghur dance and folk music study

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn team-working skills while making a video documentary
  • Understand the history and importance of the Silk Road, and the effect it had on China as well as the West
  • Understand the cultural differences between China’s various ethnic groups, and experience the diversity which makes Western China so unique.
  • Understand how different cultures and religions mixed in the past compared to modern China and discover how people managed to live harmoniously.
  • Learn about the major religions and their followers, historically and today.

Details


Duration

  • 12 days
Round 1: 20th July – 31st July 2017
Round 2: 4th August – 15th August 2017

Price

  • 17 000 RMB

(Roughly 2,513 USD / 2,309 EUR / 2,497 CHF, depending on the current exchange rate)

Note 01: The price in foreign currency depends on the current exchange rate to RMB.

Note 02: We can adjust the timing slightly based on the school requirements.

Note 03: Adviser: For every 7 students, one adviser (teacher) goes free.


Included during round 1
(20th July – 31st July 2017):

  • All visits & agenda arrangement
  • Accommodation from July 20th to 30th July
  • Transportation from July 20th to 1st August
  • All meals from July 20th dinner to 31st August dinner
  • Airport pick-up on July 20th
  • Railway transfer on 31st July from Shanghai
  • Arrive WYEF on 1st August in Shanghai

Included during round 2
(4th August – 15th August 2017):

  • All visits & agenda arrangement
  • Accommodation from August 4th to August 14th
  • Transportation from August 5th to August 15th
  • All meals from August 5’s dinner to August 14’s dinner
  • Railway transfer on August 15
  • Airport send-off on August 15 from Shanghai for International flights

Contact

Suryansh Nagar
WYEF – Sales Asia
suryansh.nagar@seedasdan.org