Schedule for the African Session of JH
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-11-16

This fall, Jinhua Homestay Project prepared a special session for African students in Jinhua City. 

33 students came from Zhejiang Normal University and Jinhua Polytechnic to spend a week in Suoyuan Historical Village. Traditionally, our participants stay in Homestays, which means they live with villagers in their houses, share meals, learn about local customs and traditions, make new friends, and even practice their Chinese! Below is the detailed schedule to see how eventful every JH session is.


November 11 (Mon.) Arrival 

10:00-11:30 Arriving in Suoyuan Village, welcome ceremony, meet host family, accommodation 

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Home+

14:00-17:00 Project introduction, Participants’ and volunteers self-introduction

17:30-18:30 Dinner at Homeplus

19:00-20:30 Salon: Wuben Hall 

November 12 (Tue.) Chinese Traditional Culture 

09:00-12:00 Opening Ceremony

12:00-13:00 Lunch together 

14:00-17:00 Lecture: Wu Opera 

17:30-18:20 Dinner at Homeplus 

18:30-20:30 Dragon Lantern Show 

November 13 (Wed.) New City Experience 

08:30-12:00 Visit to Jinhua Exhibition Hall and Jinhua Architecture Art Park 

12:30-13:30 Lunch outside the village 

14:00-17:00 Visit to Jindong District Museum of  County Historical Celebrities, Jinhua Science and Technology City, and

the Jinyi Comprehensive Free Trade Zone 

17:30-18:20 Dinner at Homeplus 

18:30-20:30 Salon 

November 14 (Thur.) New Rural Life Experience 

08:30-11:00 Visit to the Modern Agricultural Park (Jinlin Fingered Citron Cultural Park, see the picture below

11:30-12:30 Lunch at Jinlin Cultural Park

14:00-17:00 Visit to Art Museum of Garbage Classification in Liujiaotang Village and Trading Center of Ornamental Trees in Lipu Town 

17:20-18:20 Dinner at Homeplus

18:30-20:00 Salon

Fingered citron or Buddha's hand fruit, graciously shared by Kerstin Riemer from Pixabay.

November 15 (Fri.) China-Africa Cultural Communication 

08:30-11:00 Greenway Cycling

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Homeplus

14:00-17:00 International Food Festival (prepared by the participants) for the senior villagers of Suoyuan

17:20-18:20 Dinner together

18:30-20:00 Salon: Project Conclusion 


November 16 (Sat.) Departure 

08:00 Leaving the village