Human geography, cultural studies, language and business
Ancient cultures. Modern megacities. Vital natural landscapes. Contrast abounds in the People’s Republic of China, where one of the world’s oldest civilisations is developing at an astonishing rate.
From Nanjing’s imperial walls to Shanghai’s frenzied neon signs, China’s contradictions create the perfect platform for a unique and fulfilling school trip. Reconcile traditional village life and runaway urbanisation. Unpack the paradox of communist life within a powerful global economy. And meet China’s ambitious, diligent people to learn age-old customs like banqueting and bartering.
Not only will your students learn about China, they’ll also learn about themselves. As the great Chinese philosopher Confucius once said: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Our capable tour leaders will steer you through China’s complexity while teaching intercultural understanding, compassion and tolerance of other’s perspectives.
”Thank you for your amazing efforts in hosting our 2017 trip to China. Your attention to detail was exemplary and Hu Xiaowu is a born tour leader. He showed a wonderful understanding of our needs – no small feat considering the age differences and cliques in our large group. The students are still talking about the two-day immersion project and one student has enrolled in Chinese languages classes. Thank you for giving our students a great overview of this country and ensuring everything ran as smoothly as clockwork.Josh IngramMiddle School Teacher, Modern International School
Design your own unique curriculum
Every trip we run is customised to your school’s curriculum, budget, student needs and educational goals. Here are just some of the exciting ways your students can learn in China:
Discover centuries-old culture through ancient relics
Absorb colonial history in Shanghai’s former French Concession. Follow the famous Silk Road trading route to Xian’s imperial underground army, the Terracotta Warriors. Get lost in Beijing’s ornate Forbidden City and charming hutong alleys, or find a new outlook atop the Great Wall of China.
Unearth the vital links between China’s people and environment
See urgent socio-environmental issues close-up – from air pollution and desertification, to China’s ‘floating population’ of rural migrants. Predict the impacts of rapid urbanisation on natural habitat. Catch conservation in action at Chengdu’s Giant Panda Breeding Centre or Hongshan Forest Zoo.
Contemplate daily urban life in sprawling megacities
Squeeze inside an apartment to learn about China’s high-density housing and ‘small living’ approach. Hop a high-speed train to Shanghai and see the city in miniature at its Urban Planning Exhibition Centre. Stop by a recycling plant to uncover how urban waste works.
Encounter traditional Chinese life in remote rural villages
Trek through fertile mountain valleys to visit Zhuang and Yao minority tribes. Marvel at irrigation ingenuity in the Longsheng Mountains, where terraced rice paddies cling to cliffs. Board a bamboo raft on the Yulong River to find low-lying farms spread beneath dramatic karst crags.
Whatever your students want to learn, we’ll help you create the perfect program. Check out our sample itineraries to get a taste of your school’s next adventure.
Note: Remember, these sample itineraries can be modified to suit your learning objectives and budget. The prices are guides only and subject to change.
Our sample itineraries are an example of what’s possible, based on trips we’ve previously run. For a custom itinerary that caters to your school’s unique needs, please get in touch by completing the form below.