Aside from project work, the Linden Centre staff will arrange for a number of half-day activities. These might include visits to large outdoor weekly markets, an extended bike ride, a trip to a tie-dye factory in a neighboring village, a tour of nearby Lake Erhai, or a regional festival. Some of these might be closely connected with student project work, so it is possible that students will help to organize these trips.
Students have also organized their own excursions, including weekend visits to Dali Old Town, church/mosque/temple services, and other events of personal interest. As these opportunities arise, students are encouraged to initiate the process.