Glen Ridge High School China Trip

Glen Ridge High School China Trip

Duration: 10 days

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai


Program Highlights:

The Program Includes:

  • Short-term courses on the Chinese language, culture and history, arts and science, etc.
  • Students Interaction Activities, i.e. Sports (Pingpong, soccer, etc.), Kungfu, Chinese Calligraphy, etc.
  • Field trips and sightseeing: carefully selected tours of world famous landmarks and historical places.
  • Culture blending by interacting with Chinese friends/partner schools or by participating in community activities and host family dinner.

Chinese Language and Culture Immersion in China:

  • The private bilingual camp counselors are highly qualified and very friendly.
  • No previous Chinese knowledge is required.
  • Language skills improvement and cultural understanding are the main focus and are equally weighted in this program.
  • Different levels of Chinese classes are available, and each has its own emphasis.
  • There will be a wide range of cultural classes each with a different focus, society activities, and experiences for maximum culture absorption.
  • Firsthand experience with local Chinese families via host family dinner and activities. Host families are very friendly, wealthy, and comparatively good at English.
  • Everyday meals are combination of Chinese and western food. Taste of the most unique traditional Chinese food, such as Beijing Duck, dumplings, etc.


Tentative Itinerary


  • Day 1&2   US – Beijing

Flight to Beijing (about 13 hours)

Afternoon: Arrive at Beijing and meet IPERC staff at the airport. Travel to downtown check into the hotel

Evening:Welcome dinner hosted by IPERC Foundation Beijing Office

Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel


  • Day 3   Beijing

Morning:  Visit the landmark of Beijing – Tiananmen, and Tiananmen Square & the best-reserved royal palace in China – The Forbidden City

Noon: Experience famous Beijing Roasted Duck in Laoshe Tea House and enjoy a Shadow Play

Afternoon: Visit China National Hanban

Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel


  • Day 4   Beijing – Xian

Morning: Travel to visit the Great Wall

Afternoon: Visit Beijing Olympic Park: Bird Nest and Water Cube

Evening:  Take the train sleeper to Xian

Accommodation: Train Soft Sleepers


  • Day 5    Xian

Morning: Arrival in Xian in early morning & Travel to visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Afternoon: Visit Ancient City Wall & Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Square

Evening: See the Dance show – Everlasting Regret

Accommodation: Xian Melhood Hotel


  • Day 6    Xian – Chengdu

Morning:  Fly to Chengdu (1 hour)

Afternoon: Visit Panda Base: Moon Nursery House, Panda Kitchen, Panda Cub Enclosure, etc.

Evening: Travel to Jinli Street and experience hotpot

Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton Chengdu Shawan


  • Day 7   Chengdu – Shanghai

Morning: Visit Dujiangyan Dam

Afternoon: Fly to Shanghai (2 hours), then travel to check in the hotel after arrival

Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel


  • Day 8   Shanghai

Morning: Visit exchange school-Shanghai Nanhui High School

Afternoon: Interact with Chinese host students*

Evening: Visit host family and eat dinner together

Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel


  • Day 9  Shanghai

Morning: Visit New York University-Shanghai

Afternoon: Visit Tianzifang where you can find the special architecture of old shanghai

Late Afternoon: Visit the Tea & Tea-pot Store

Evening: Visit the Nanjing Road & the Bund

Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel


  • Day 10     Shanghai– US

Morning:   Free at your leisure/Packing lugguages

Afternoon:  Fly to US and arrive in New Jersey on same calendar day