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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B


One Week Remaining!

Ebony, Participant

Hello Everyone, I am loving all of your posts and pictures, please keep them coming (and try and post videos if you can- I see other Yak boards posting videos!). Did you all get to hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge — I sure hope so! And I am......Read More


Notes to families!

Everyone, Participant

Notes to Families Written on July 10th and 11th. Nina: Hi Family! I tried to call yesterday, but the connection was bad, so it wouldn’t go through. I will be sure to send post cards and emails once we arrive in Kunming. Today is our last day......Read More


Temple Visit

Carlos, Participant

Witten on: July 6, 2019 大家好!Today, After our usual morning language classes we drove up to a Tibetan-Buddhist temple to understand and see another part of Chinese culture up close. our instructors taught us about six important Buddhist......Read More


Study Time!

Kathryn, Participant

Written on: July 6, 2019 大家好! Oh no! I’m trying to study for my Mandarin test tomorrow but I would also like to write a post to share something with all of you reading our Yak board. I have decided to share some images of my notes that......Read More



Tucker, Participant

Walnuts Written on: July 4, 2019 My homestay mother sits me down in a chair next to a small wooden table that features an orange colander filled with walnuts and a iron mallet next to it. As we approach the table, a cat jumps off of the chair and......Read More


Ending Orientation

Sammy and Dora, Participant

Written on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 你好! It is our last night at the eco lodge and we are preparing to go to Nanyao, where we will begin our rural homestay tomorrow. Today we talked more about leadership roles within the group and worked on......Read More



Carlos and Sebastian, Participant

On our second day, we continued with our orientation and learned about leadership, the red rules, and expectations of each other. We took a short hike up a small mountain/hill and went to an apple orchard and picked tiny apples with our host (YeYe)......Read More