The Learning Adventure’s service projects are designed longitudinally. We encourage students to get in touch with our team as early on as possible to work on understanding all aspects of the service project before they arrive.
Our goal is to orient, advise and encourage students to take ownership of their service projects and work towards sustainable solutions to real-world problems.
This featured itinerary is based in rural Sichuan on the Tibetan Plateau. Students will enjoy the pristine environment as well as a genuine chance to interact and live amongst the Tibetan people.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Additional destinations are available for this theme including Guizhou, Xian, Suzhou, Chengdu, Fujian and Yangshuo. Speak to a specialist now to find out more.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Urban China
Meet your leaders and transfer to Chengdu city. You’ll be briefed on Health & Safety and the trip plan on the bus. You’ll be hungry after the flight – head for one of Chengdu’s busiest food and art districts, Jin Li Street, to take in some ancient Chinese charm. Go on a street scavenger hunt to get comfortable with the area. Finish off the day with a Chengdu must-try, a hotpot feast.
Day 2: Into the Mountains
Begin a 4-hour transfer to Mt. Siguniang (a series of four separate peaks), the highest point of which is 6250 meters above sea level. We check into our accommodation and, after lunch, set off for a four-hour hike on an ascending and descending trail. Students hike to a maximum height of 3800 meters above sea level. Upon returning, after a rest and some dinner, students will enjoy a campfire under the surreal starry night sky.
Day 3: The Tibetan Plateau and Her People
We set off early to complete our journey to our service site. Upon arrival, students first meet with their host family; the owners of the guesthouse that we use for the duration of our project. We kick off our time here with a traditional Tibetan lunch in this beautiful village. After lunch, students will gather for an orientation session about the service project as well as a safety briefing for the specific project they will be doing. Students will go on a walking tour of the area, visiting the holy mountain shrine and the center that will be our base camp for the week.
Projects span architectural restoration (water grain-mills, traditional houses, traditional stone trails), artistic research (creating traditional Tibetan dyes from scratch, learning embroidery), anthropological field studies (recording and translating oral traditions, filming and understanding traditional rites of passage), as well as historical inquiry (examining and analyzing century-old watchtowers).