12/19-12/24 We will orient ourselves to our time in China and to our course expectations before exploring Shanghai (Shikumen architecture, the Bund, the French Concession, among other sites!) with a day trip to Suzhou and a silk factory there.
12/24-12/28 We will enjoy time together in Taipei, the home city of your Chinese teacher Ms. Huang (visiting the National Palace Museum, a local school, Dihua street and more!).
12/28-12/31 We will stay with an aboriginal community in southern Taiwan in Taitung county during which time we will slow down our pace of life and learn about aboriginal culture and history.
12/31-1/2 Finally we will land in Yilan county during which time we will process all that we have learned and prepare for our journey home!
We will go over each step of our journey along the way, and we are very much looking forward to beginning our adventure together next week!
Your instructor team
P.S. If you have any questions about our itinerary before we meet in China next week, you can also ask your Chinese teacher Ms. Huang.