First stop: Beijing, for a one-week cultural immersion in China’s capital city. Appreciate the country’s rich history at heritage sites such as
Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace and its contemporary life through exploration of local neighborhoods. Second stop: Harbin, the celebrated “Ice City,” where China’s official language—Putonghua, or Mandarin—is the standard spoken dialect. Live and learn for three weeks at the world’s leading center for the education of foreign students in the Chinese language, International College of Harbin Normal University.