the Experience China program takes you to Hangzhou, a beautiful city in the Zhejiang Province of China. Hangzhou and the surrounding region provide an ideal environment for educational programs. Marco Polo described the city as "the most beautiful and splendid city in the world". Hangzhou is home to the famous West Lake as well as innumerable museums and cultural offerings. A high speed rail line connects Hangzhou to Shanghai allowing ExC participants to easily travel to this bustling city.