The People's Republic of China is one of the largest countries in the world, covering 3.7 million square miles and containing 20% of the world's population. There is a rich diversity in this large area, extending from the culture to the language to the landscape, and yet the country as a whole retains an air of mystery that intrigues visitors. The dichotomy of ancient alongside modern as well as the reverence for the past makes China an incredible and fascinating destination that visitors cherish long after they've returned home. On this 12-day Mandarin language tour to China, you will be immersed in Chinese culture and language by participating in school exchanges, volunteer opportunities, and traditional Chinese hobbies like calligraphy and Tai chi.