Each week, LSI hosts a variety of events and activities for the entire LSI community. In order to build a vibrant learning environment, LSI invites all program participants, Chinese locals, and LSI team members to take part in our excursions and weekly activities. Activities include group potlucks, tours of Haining, Hangzhou and its surroundings, boat rides on the Xihu Lake, guest lectures at ZJU, movie and games nights, dark beer at the German Bar, bike rides to the countryside, Calligraphy class, supplemental language activities, and much more.
In addition, Study Abroad tuition includes one travel excursion per every two months of your program length. These excursions allow students to take a broader look at southern China’s rich culture and offer an additional opportunity for students to practice their Chinese language skills.
LSI also helps students organize optional local travel on select weekends and provides free travel arrangement assistance (e.g. ticket-purchasing assistance, safety tips, travel itineraries, recommendations for lodging) to all students who wish to travel on their own. Students are encouraged to take advantage of breaks and long weekends to explore China’s diverse cities and provinces.