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Xi'an Cultural Trip

Xi’an Cultural Trip in China (中国西安-文化旅行)

The Language Centre organises Xi’an Cultural Trip hosted by Northwest Polytechnic University (NPU), Xi’an, China.

• 4-5 weeks in total (free Chinese lessons and internship)

• Free internship in Shaanxi History Museum for SMLC students
• Free accommodation for SMLC students (first come, first served)
• Students will be provided with a certificate after their work experience.

Students of Chinese in Warwick Language Centre and members of staff working School of Modern Languages and Culture (SMLC) are also welcome to join!

Xi'an, the Capital of Ancient China, is a place of history. Emperors of thirteen dynasties chose here as their political, cultural and economic center. It has been a bright pearl along the Silk Road for 2000 years.

Time: 3 - 30 July, 2023.

Funding: The deadline for the next funding application is 30 March and 16 May, 2023. See more details in Turing Scheme 2022-23 (Short Term Mobility) ( There is also additional funding available for WP studentsLink opens in a new window.


  • Accommodation (on-campus): free for 6 SMLC students (first come, first served)

  • Two occupants sharing en-suite twin bedded room for others (around 240 CNY per night for two people)

  • Train fares: Beijing – Xi’an (for those already in China), 255 CNY overnight sleeper train for 12 hours – 519 CNY High Speed train for 4 hours. More details can be found

  • Entrance fees to historical places to be self-paid (some places are free)

Activities:(here was one schedule in the pastLink opens in a new window)

  • Work experience in Shaanxi History Museum

  • Networking with the local university students from Foreign Language Departments, NWPU

  • Touring places

How to apply (see the form on the right): Upon applying, you are required to pay £25 administration fee online(non-refundable).
By-date of application: 25th April

Briefings will be provided 4-5pm, Wed. of Week 2, Term 3 by Dr. Zhiyan Guo in FAB4.02 for those confirmed.