Exploring China

Exploring China

A Special Virtual Class Series for All Ages

April 23 – May 14, 2022
5:30PM – 6:30PM (PT) | 6:30PM – 7:30PM (MT) | 8:30PM – 9:30PM (ET)
May 21 – June 18, 2022
5:30PM – 6:30PM (PT) | 6:30PM – 7:30PM (MT) | 8:30PM – 9:30PM (ET)
Student Fee*:
LIVE — $80/Student
RECORDINGS  ONLY — $40/Student
*20% Discount for each additional family member

Suggested Student Age: Middle School up through College

Joyous Chinese Cultural School is excited to present Exploring China, a special virtual class series arranged and led by CCAI’s beloved China representatives as they share the ins and outs of their hometown cultures! They’re here to show you all of their favorite foods, places, and traditions and they’re doing it DIY style, with cellphone in hand and a lot of heart! Exploring China is an incredible opportunity for students to dive into and ask questions about the cuisines, lifestyle habits, neighborhoods, and languages that make each province beautiful, colorful, and unique.

With the intent to provide more relevant cultural learning opportunities that support the personal cultural connection journeys of the adoptee community, we hope students are able to walk away from their Exploring China classes feeling more confident in and connected with their birth culture identities.

Beijing (April 23 – May 14)

Class 1 (4/23/2022): A Tour of Beijing Cuisine

Class 2 (4/30/2022): A Day in the Life: Beijing

Class 3 (5/7/2022): Beijing Youth Culture (High School & College)

Class 4 (5/14/2022): Class Party Cooking Lesson

Hunan (May 21 – June 18)

Class 1 (5/21/2022): Introduction to Hunan

Class 2 (6/4/2022): Folk Customs of Hunan

Class 3 (6/11/2022): Lives of Hunanese

Class 4 (6/18/2022): Class Party Cooking Lesson

Meet the Teachers

Passionate Representatives

Each Exploring China course is a virtual course arranged and taught by a CCAI China representative! They’re here to show you all of their favorite foods, places, and traditions and they’re doing it DIY style, with cellphone in hand and a lot of heart! 

For CCAI’s China adoptive families, our China representatives are often the most beloved friends made from their adoption journey. From the moment adoptive parents land in China, to the moment they meet their child for the first time, and for every moment in between until new families take off for the flight home, our China reps are there supporting each family, every step of the way. They are the distant uncles and aunts who are forever cheering on adoptees and their families from across the ocean. 

Who better to lead an exploration of China’s provinces than the representatives who lead each adoption trip with such care and kindness? 

Expert Knowledge

Not only are our China reps experts on their provinces (we think that should go without saying), but they are also experts on the Adoption Trip.  The trips that are packed with anticipation and nerves, that lead to a family united and opens the flood gates on this new adoption journey, are all expertly guided and cared for by these awesome individuals. Exploring China is not only a wonderful chance to experience each province through the eyes of expert locals, but, if your parents didn’t take enough photos or aren’t big sharers, this could also be your chance to learn a little bit more about what they might have experienced on their way to meeting you!

Open Dialogue

Our reps are eager to meet everyone and share as much information as possible with their students. Each class is an open opportunity to exchange knowledge and ask any lingering questions about each province. Not all of our China representatives are teachers, but they all want to educate and grow with you in your understanding and knowledge and look forward to making an open Q&A opportunity available at the end of each class session.

Exploring China Class Registration

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