Here are some highlights of the past year with Silk Road Start: Chinese Studies Program:

Liberty University Group 

In January we finished up China Crash Course at Xi’an Eurasia University for a group of eager learners from Liberty University.

Liberty Group

Spring Semester

One highlight of our semester program at X’an Eurasia University was a trip to western china where students experienced beautiful scenery and diverse minority cultures.  Read about the SRS Qinghai Trip here.

Xining Xun Hua bridge 2015

Summer China Crash Course

We hosted 14 great students during our in 2015 summer group programs who enjoyed building relationships on campus and exploring the great city of Xi’an.

KSU 2015

Xijing University Partnership

During the summer of 2016 Xijing University hosted a group for Silk Road Start’s China Crash Course for the first time.  We look forward to cooperating for more programs in future.

Xijing Group 2015 copy

Silk Road Start 2015 Weddings

2 couples from Silk Road Starts program were married in 2015.  Silk Road Start’s program founder Joseph and Colleens’ wedding ending up being a bit of a reunion including many Silk Road Start alumni and Xi’an Expats.

Srs wedding

Fall Semester

The fall semester included a fun group studying at Xi’an Eurasia University. Here they are pictured here at a going away/Christmas party.


Western Sydney University Short-Term Group 

We partnered with Xi’an Eurasia Universities school of Humanities to host our first ever group from Australia.   9 students and 2 staff from Western Sydney University enjoyed learning the basics of Chinese culture and survival language skills in our China Crash Course, tours of  historical sites in the afternoon, and activities with local students in the evenings.


What a year! We look forward to more exciting cultural experiences with students in 2016! Contact us today to begin planning your journey!