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Educational Tours of China for High School Students

China

Educational Tours of China for High School Students

China is one of the most populated countries in the world full of historic artefacts and modern technology. The mixture of concrete jungles and remote villages, smoky markets and gleaming buildings, really give students the opportunity to compare and contrast different living conditions. Rich in history and culture, a journey through this expansive country is a mesmerising encounter with the world’s oldest continuous civilisation.

Educational tours of China can focus on a number of different subject areas depending on your school’s preference, and you can be assured it will be the school trip of a lifetime. Please click below for more information on your subject interest.

Language
Culture
History & Classics
Geography & Science

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

As one of the world’s oldest cultures, China is a fascinating opportunity for secondary school students to immerse themselves in the culture and language of both traditional and modern China.  They will be able to develop and strengthen their language skills by walking through the Hu tong’s, buying souvenirs or chatting in one of the many traditional tea houses. Choose between the big bustling cities or the smaller towns and villages for your stay.

Sample Activities

Chinese Tea Ceremony- Students will have the opportunity to learn how tea is prepared, how teas taste, and the occasions in which it is consumed in Chinese culture.

Hutong walking tour- With locals saying that the real culture of Beijing lies within the hutongs and courtyards, this is the opportunity to explore the narrow lanes originated during the Yan Dynasty. (Beijing)

Silk Factory-This factory visit will enlighten students about the process of silk production, a historic and traditional industry in China. The tour starts with information about how silk worms are cultivated, and the extraction process. Visitors then learn about how the thread is spun and then used on a silk reeling mill for textiles and embroidery. (Shanghai)

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History and Geography

Exploring China allows school students an amazing opportunity to marvel the modern wonders of Shanghai, the infamous areas of Beijing both in recent and historic events, and explore the ancient capital of Xian. Travelling immerses individuals into both contemporary and historical China allowing time to understand and learn respect for Chinese history.

Sample Activities

Tiananmen Square- Home to the student led demonstrations regarding anxieties over the country’s future, the number of civilian deaths in this area are estimated in the thousands. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. (Beijing)

Terra- Cotta Warriors Museum – sculpted to guard Emperor Qin upon his death, the sculptures depicting armies were only discovered in 1974. The thousands of detailed life-size models represent the army that united China at the end of the Warring States Period (476–221 BC). They were moulded in parts, fired, then assembled and painted. It is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. (Xian)

Jade Buddha Temple- the temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928.(Shanghai) 

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