Rural Experiences

Visiting groups can have short or extended rural experiences if they wish, usually in Tibetan villages near Zhongdian (Gyalthang in Tibetan) or in the Bai villages of Shaxi Valley. In the process students, faculty and other group participants can learn about rural life and enjoy the agricultural environment that the urban areas cannot provide. They can learn about rural health care, rural education, the yearly agricultural cycle and activities, or just simply have a relaxing rural experience, including hiking and horseback riding on an ever-expanding trail network, biking, photography, or just spending time off from what can be hectic travels in China.