The Great Wall Cultural Exchange’s primary goal is to promote international collaboration, intercultural communication, language skills and cultural exchange between Australian and Chinese schools and students.
The program is supported by Government Departments and Schools, making it an extremely attractive way for your school to visit China, immersing yourself in a culture that dates back thousands of years and today stands as the most populous country in the World and the second biggest economy behind the USA.
The program is centred around a Cultural Exchange with a Chinese school were students will have the chance to spend time at a Chinese school, attend classes, learn entry level Mandarin language skills, interact with Chinese students, learn traditional Chinese arts and participate in sporting activities with your host schools.
Your school exchange will also provide the option of forging longer terms links and relationships between you and your host school.
The program is ideally targeted at students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Learning & Cultural Outcomes
• Interact with Chinese Students and Teachers
• Insight into the Chinese Education System
• Learn the basics of Mandarin
• Learn traditional Chinese arts, including Chinese calligraphy
• Chinese Imperial History
• Chinese Communist History
• Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites:
o Great Wall of China
o Forbidden City
o Temple of Heaven
o Summer Palace
The Great Wall Cultural Exchange includes time in the itinerary to visit China’s capital. During your visit to Beijing you will visit and experience one of the Wonders of the World – the Great Wall of China! You will have the chance to climb a section of the Wall, who’s earliest construction date is marked as the 7th Century BC.
The Forbidden City, a palace complex of 980 buildings that served as the seat of Imperial China for almost 500 years. Tiananmen Square, the square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. The Temple of Heaven, dating back to 1406 the complex contains was used by Ming and Qing Emperors to dedicate prayers to Heaven for good harvest.
There will also be the opportunity to enjoy shopping time to snapping up some bargains, as well as sampling some traditional Chinese cuisine, with some restaurant bookings included to enjoy Peking duck dinner and traditional dumpling restaurants.