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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Beijing, China; Wudang, China; Zhangjiajie, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Type: Staff-Led, Study Abroad Minimum Class Standing: 1 Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Area of Study: Anthropology, Health, Natural Sciences, Social Science, Sociology
Program Description:
Visit Beijing and learn about Chinese culture and history. Visit the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and a typical Chinese neighborhood.

At the same time, learn about traditional Chinese medicine at the Zhongfang International Red Cross Hospital. You will also learn ancient Chinese work energy like tai chi chuan and qigong at the breath taking Zhangjiajie National Forest Park- where Avatar was filmed.

This program is open to all students interested in developing a greater understanding of Chinese Culture and Philosophy. Special emphasis is placed on learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ancient arts of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. The first part of the program is part of the Chen-style Tai Chi Centre Group.  Participants receive introductory to intermediate training in the ancient arts of tai chi chuan and qigong with a focus on the health aspects of these activities. Site-seeing to a number of great locations in China that incorporated into this part of the program and are detailed in the itinerary below. The second part of the program is at a Traditional Chinese Medicine teaching hospital, where students stay while learning the philosophy behind Eastern Medicine. Teaching includes demonstrations of acupuncture, moxibustion, formulation of herbal preparations, tui na, and other treatment modalities.

No prior experience or coursework required; however, an introductory Tai Chi course is recommended and an introductory biology or chemistry course is helpful.

Overview of the Chen-Style Tai Chi Centre Group portion of the program;
http://www.taichicentre.com/index.php

The China Trip will focus on exploring the wonderful art of tai chi and qigong with some of the highest level masters in China. It will include visiting many of the incredible attractions, such as Beijing, Zhengzhou, Shaolin Temple, Tai Chi village, Wudang mountain and Zhangjiajie Forest Park. All training with Master Liming Yue is covered during the Trip and additional training with Grandmasters is available at extra cost. Students will also be eligible for additional Duan Wei grading by the Chinese Wushu Association and Qigong Federation (minimum number is required) .

Additional training, grading and competition fees:
$129.00 per person covers eight hours intensive training with Grandmaster Li Zhiyi on Shen Gong
$51.60 per person covers three hours training with Grandmaster Chen Yu on Chen Style Tai Chi Form and Application;
$51.60 per person covers three hours training with Shaolin Master on Form and Application;
$161.25 per person covers two days of training and assessement for Chinese Wushu and £105.00 per person covers Qigong grading (exclude certificate fee).


Detailed Program Itinerary

Day 0 - 
Place & Transport: Depart the United States (Flight info: To be arranged on your own)

Day 1 -25th July, Saturday
Arrival in Changsha airport and we will pick you up at the airport then check in the hotel. (Flight needs to depart July 24th to arrive in Changsha on the 25th)Opening ceremony and dinner in the evening. Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel (4 star) 
No.68 Jianshe South Road, Xiangtan 
411102, China
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 2, Sunday
Chinese Medicine and Material Medical: History and development of TCM; Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture: Learn some basics in daily Chinese conversation and an introduction to Chinese calligraphy and culture (These studies will carry out all way through the stay along with some entertaining as Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided well.)

Day 3,
How Chinese medicine understands the nature of the human body and disease states Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided 

Day 4,
Disease diagnosis method study Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 5, 
Components of Chinese material medica and common formulae (how to use and preparation of Chinese herbs) 
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star 
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 6, 
Visit a local medicine garden and Chinese pharmacy where herbal preparations are being made.
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 7-9,
Acupuncture and Tuina 
* Main contents to include needling techniques, moxibustion, cupping, and common tuina manipulations
* Students will be able to experience the amazing power of these applications during the learning process
* This study can also lead to a Chinese Tuina (massage) certificate study for those people who may be 
interested at additional cost upon request.
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 10, 
* Preventative Healthcare Strategies 
      - Introduction to life-nurturing strategies that help improve wellness and quality of life, including qigong,                   common diet practices, cosmetology and foot reflexology massage.
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 11,
Clinical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine
* Application and integration of Chinese and Western medicine in modern society.
* Visit affiliated hospital to understand the application of Chinese medicine in a modern hospital setting.
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 12, 
Examination and presentation of participant certificate of completion of training and study. Additional Massage
certificate will also be issued on the day as well. Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star 
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 13,
Local sightseeing and entertaining – Xiangtan is an ancient city with a history of over 1,500 years. 
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided
*Day 14 Tai Chi and Qigong Training. Preparation for martial arts 
demonstration and ceremony for Day 15.
Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 15, 
Great Event with local martial arts people and media group. We will take part in the event so please dress up well and show your best to the TV and newspaper. That will be a most valuable lifetime memory! Xiangtan city Huayu Hotel 4 star
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Provided

Day 16, 9th August
Take coach to Zhangjiajie Forest Park in the morning and sightseeing in the Yellow Dragon cave in the afternoon then check in the hotel.
Gezihua (4 star standard)
No.1 Yingbin South Road, Yongding 
District, Zhangjiajie 427000, China
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 17, 
Sightseeing and practice Tai Chi and Qigong in the Forest Park during the day, addtional Shen Gong taining with 
Grandmaster Li in the evening is available upon request. 
Gezihua (4 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 18, 
Sightseeing and practice Tai Chi and Qigong in the Forest Park during the day, addtional Shen Gong taining with 
Grandmaster Li in the evening is available upon request. 
Gezihua (4 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch on your own

Day 19, 
Sightseeing and practice Tai Chi and Qigong in the Forest Park during the day, addtional Shen Gong taining with 
Grandmaster Li in the evening is available upon request.
Gezihua (4 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 20, 
Visit TianMenShan mountain and practice Tai Chi and Qigong during the day 
Gezhihua (4 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 21, 
Take coach to Wudang mountain in the morning and arrival in the afternoon; Check in the hotel then practice Tai Chi and Qigong in the evening.
Qiong Tai Hotel (4 star standard on 
Wudang Mountain)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 22, 
Visit Wudang mountain and additional training with the taoist monks is available upon request for an extra fee.
Qiong Tai Hotel (4 star standard on 
Wudang Mountain)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 23, 
Visit Wudang mountain and practice Tai Chi and Qigong during the day
Qiong Tai Hotel (4 star standard on 
Wudang Mountain)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 24, 
Take coach to Xian city in the early morning and arrival in the afternoon then sightseeing on the city protection wall. Free evening.
Xian Hotel (4 star standard)
No.58 Chang'an North Road, Beilin 
District, Xi'an 710061, China
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 25, 
Take coach to visit Terracotta Army during the day then travel to Shaolin Temple hotel Shaolin Temple Hotel (4 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 26, 
Visit Shaolin Kungfu school and Shaolin Temple during the day
Shaolin Temple Hotel (4 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 27, 

Day 28, 
Take fast train to Beijing in the morning then visit Forbidden City and Tian An Men Square in the afternoon.
Beijing Four Seasons Park Royal Hotel (5 star standard) 
Address: No.168-3 Hanhe North Road, 
Haidian District, Beijing, China
??:(86-10)5932 5566-7209 (86-
10)5932 5868
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; Lunch 
on your own

Day 29,
Tian Tan Park - Tai Chi and Qigong practice in the morning, additional training with Grandmaster Chen Yu in the 
afternoon. (extra cost ~$55). Additional Shaolin Kungfu show is available in the evening upon request (extra cost 
~$55).
Beijing Four Seasons Park Royal Hotel (5 
star standard) Breakfast and Dinner Provided; 
Lunch on your own

Day 30, 
Visit Great Wall during the day and training in the evening. Beijing Four Seasons Park Royal Hotel (5 star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; 
Lunch on your own

Day 31, 
Visit Summer Palace and training during the day and free night for people who is interested in visiting the bar and night club area near Beihai ParkBeijing Four Seasons Park Royal Hotel (5 
star standard)
Breakfast and Dinner Provided; 
Lunch on your own

Day 32, Aug 25th
Take flight back to home Arrive USA next day
Breakfast Provided

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/01/2015 05/15/2015 07/24/2015 08/26/2015
 
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