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Compare and contrast typical Chinese daily customs and activities with those in the United States during this nine-day tour's opportunities for interaction with local students and children.

DAY 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

DAY 2: Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and begin to explore this exciting capital city.

DAY 3: Beijing

Start your day joining locals in their Taiji exercises before visiting the majestic Temple of Heaven. After lunch, visit the precious relics of the Forbidden City, a maze of buildings that was off-limits to the public for 500 years, and historic Tiananmen Square. In the evening, experience one of the country's most noted culinary specialties with a Peking Duck dinner.

DAY 4: Beijing

This morning's excursion takes you to the impressive Great Wall, the world's largest man-made structure, with a view of the Olympic Site en route. Take a cable car and hike a section of the wall. Then return to Beijing to meet and interact with disadvantaged children during a service activity at a local school. After dinner enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show, highlighting one of China’s oldest martial arts.

DAY 5: Xi'an

This morning enjoy time to experience more of vibrant Beijing at your own pace. Then transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Xi'an.

DAY 6: Xi'an

Today unearth part of China's history with a visit to the life-size Terracotta Warriors, burial guardians of China's First Emperor. View the Bronze Chariot and see a Circle Vision movie. This afternoon you'll improve the environment and give back through participation in a community tree planting eco-activity around the local neighborhood.

DAY 7: Shanghai

Fly to bustling Shanghai this morning. Tour many of the city's unique sights including Yuyuan Garden, the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple and a silk workshop where you will observe the process for making this luxurious textile. Tonight's dinner is followed by the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show.

DAY 8: Shanghai

Visit a school for less fortunate urban students this morning. Meet the children, learning about the hardships they have endured as you share and contrast their typical daily customs and activities with those in the United States. In the afternoon, visit the business district called the Bund, a symbol of modern Shanghai. Spend your final evening abroad exploring Xin Tian Di, a pedestrian district popular with the locals, known for shopping, dining and entertainment.

DAY 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

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  • Full Western breakfast daily and family-style Chinese lunches and dinners
  • Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups
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  • Explore the famous Badaling section of China's Great Wall
  • Meet and interact with disadvantaged children during service activities at local schools
  • Join locals in their Taiji exercises



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Educational Trip of Beijing

Temples of the Forbidden City

Educational Trip of China

Bell Tower

Educational Trip of China

Nanjing Road


  • Students will experience a traditional school day for a Chinese student and will be able to compare and contrast it with the school system in the United States.
  • Students will learn about the history and philosophy of Chinese martial arts.
  • Students will learn about key events and periods in Chinese history and of its current communist governmental system.



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