About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workThis program is the first step towards your successful stay. It is mandatory for all those who wish to join China's Internship program (booked separately) Whilst it has the longest written history in the world, and despite its staggering economic performance and entry onto the world stage, as heralded by the Beijing Olympics, China remains an enigma to many. Of all Asian countries, it is perhaps the least understood. This program takes you beyond the headlines that appear in the Western press, away from politics, away from the big cities and the normal tourist attractions. You will learn how to make dumplings, taste oil tea, and learn the rudiments of the language, practice calligraphy, as well as some of the rituals. Through a range of activities: learning sessions, visits, sightseeing and hands-on practical cooking/craft sessions, you will gain a deeper appreciation for what China gave, and continues to give, to the world. But we also focus on developing a practical understanding of everyday China, beyond its cultural roots. It is the ideal start point for anyone visiting China. There is only one rule: if you want to know anything - ask!
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation Your room will be in a hostel located in the center of Chengdu city. It features colourful accommodation and offers a tour desk, a garden, a shared lounge, a bar and a restaurant. There is also a desk, electric kettle, hairdryer and the bathroom comes with free toiletries and slippers. Food Arrangements Your meals will typically be Chinese dishes common of the local area, comprising mainly rice, noodles and vegetables with some meat.
About the project locationChengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province of China and also one among the three most populous cities in Western China. Chengdu is one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation and communication centers in Western China. Chengdu also had the reputation of being ranked among one of the most livable cities in China, with bustling streets, new magnificent buildings, historical towns, beautiful monasteries. Like any major city, Chengdu has a lot to offer in terms of things to do and see. Although a guidebook can tell you everything you would need to know, here are a few ideas we recommend: Jinli Street This is a commercial pedestrian street described as being representative of the city. Here you will find plenty of shops and street food Wuhou Temple Located near to Jinli street, this temple complex provides the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle found so close. Mount Qingcheng One of the most famous Taoist mountains in China at the top of which you will find Laojun Pavilion.