Vivir una experiencia intercultural en China, un país multiétnico y multilingüe, es tener la oportunidad de conocer un país que impresiona, encanta y fascina.  La mezcla de lo moderno y lo tradicional está siempre presente donde quiera que vas:  templos antiguos rodeados de modernísimos edificios, coloridas ventas de comida en las calles y palacios imperiales, una geografía llena de impresionantes formaciones naturales y pagodas ancestrales.  

Los jóvenes de China se centran la mayor parte del tiempo en el estudio.  El colegio es un gran lugar para hacer amigos, que estarán dispuestos a compartir su cultura.  Los adolescentes se reúnen en las casas de sus amigos, van al cine, ven televisión o practican deportes como fútbol, baloncesto y ping-pong. Los padres usualmente se involucran mucho en la vida de los estudiantes, por lo que es recomendable consultar todo con ellos siempre antes de salir.  Los adolescentes chinos pocas veces tienen relaciones de noviazgo y prefieren socializar en grupos con sus compañeros del mismo sexo.

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Food

Chinese meals usually consist of vegetables, rice, noodles and a meat dish. Traditional Chinese dinners may include Peking duck (roasted duck covered with sweet wheat sauce and wrapped in a thin pancake), Mongolian hotpot (a Chinese version of fondue),jiaozi (dumplings with pork, chives and onions) and delicious teas. Have fun learning how to perfect your chopsticks technique, guided by your host family and your new friends. Following a vegetarian diet in China can be very challenging, as meat is often used as a flavor enhancer, even when it is not directly in the dish.

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