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Panda Conservation and Wild China

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks


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Students must be 14 years old and up to participate on the program. Additionally, participants must submit an application through the Rustic Pathways website and complete the appropriate documents before traveling on the program.

Type of Programs

  • Cultural Exploration
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Adventure Travel


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 3,895 + 695 Internal Airfare

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

The above cost includes all ground transportation within China, 3 meals a day, housing, staff through the duration of the program, all volunteer costs associated at the Ya'an Conservation Center including volunteer fees, uniform rental, and a donation directly to the center so students have the opportunity to sit with a young panda.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other
  • Group living

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 6-15

Scholarships are Available

Scholarships are available annually for students interested in Rustic Pathways programs on an application basis. The scholarships are for all Rustic Pathways programs across the world and not only for the Giant Panda Conservation Project. Applications for scholarships are available starting in late January or early February for students and interested parties should contact Rustic Pathways directly to learn how to apply.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 business days