BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- A group of students from 18 China Cultural Centers across the world gathered in Beijing on Monday to kick off a study tour organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The 48 students, who come from countries including Benin, France, Mexico, New Zealand, and Thailand, will visit several cities during the 10-day "Experience China - 2018 China Cultural Center Students Award Tour."
During their stay in the capital, the students will attend lectures on Chinese poetry and the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as participating in activities such as painting silk fans and a traditional tea ceremony.
They will also visit the Palace Museum, the Great Wall, and 798 Art Zone, a modern art precinct of galleries and cafes.
The tour, starting from 2003, is aimed at offering outstanding students from China Cultural Centers worldwide the chance to better understand Chinese culture through first-hand experiences and communication.
There have been more than 30 Chinese Culture Centers overseas with the aim of building a bridge for people around the globe to learn more about China.