International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Chengdu

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Huanglong Xi

Huanglongxi is an ancient town with a history of over 1,700 years. It used to be an important military town. Now, this ancient town has become a place for local people to relax and have fun with friends and families. Only 30 minutes away from downtown Chengdu, Huanglongxi has much to offer, from... Read More

Leshan and Mount Emei

Leshan is located to the south of Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province. Leshan is perhaps most famous for the biggest sitting Buddha in the world - the Leshan Giant Buddha. Built in Tang dynasty in 731 AD, it was carved from a cliff and it took craftsmen 90 years to finish this now... Read More


This three day excursion to the world's most populous city will include guided tours of the city's most famous sites and hotel accommodation for two nights. Participants will have the chance to explore The Bund, bargain for souvenirs at the City God Temple area, visit the Science and Technology... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Xi'an is an ancient city, with a history that stretches back more than 3,000 years, and recent archaeological expeditions just outside the city have uncovered a 6,500 year old village. It has been the capital of nearly all of the major Chinese dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, and Han, and... Read More