Hudson High School China Trip

Hudson High School China Trip


Duration: 12 days

Destinations:Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing

Program Highlights:

School Exchange:

  • Visit top-tier middle/secondary schools in China
  • Experience Short-term courses on the Chinese language, culture and history, arts and science, etc.
  • Students Interaction Activities, i.e. Sports (Pingpong, soccer, Tug-of-war, etc.), Kungfu, Chinese Calligraphy, Tea Pouring, etc.
  • Culture blending by interacting with Chinese friends/partner schools or by participating in community activities.

Cultural Exploring & Sightseeing:

  • Field trips and sightseeing: carefully selected tours of world famous landmarks and historical places. Such as Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, Bund, etc.
  • 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.

Other Customization:

  • Schools can customize the remainder of their program anyway they choose, from adding additional cities to more elaborate programming like service learning or outdoor education.



Tentative Itinerary

  • Day 1&2   US-Shanghai

Flight to Shanghai (about 13 hours)

Afternoon: Arrive at Shanghai. Travel to downtown and check into the hotel

Evening: Welcome dinner hosted by IPERC Foundation.


  • Day 3     Shanghai

Morning: Visit Yuyuan Garden

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

Evening: Visit the Nanjing Road & the Bund


  • Day 4    Shanghai

Morning: Visit famous water town in Shanghai——Zhujiajiao

Afternoon: Meet your Chinese partner and their families

Evening: Visit host family and eat dinner together


  • Day 5   Shanghai – Chengdu

Morning: Visit exchange school

Afternoon: Interact with Chinese host students*

Evening: Fly to Chengdu (2 hours)


  • Day 6    Chengdu

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

Evening: Travel to Jinli Street and experience hotpot


  • Day 7   Chengdu

Morning: Visit Dujiangyan Dam

Afternoon: Visit Qingcheng Mountain  


  • Day 8   Chengdu – Xian

Morning: Fly to Xian

Late Afternoon: Visit Shanxi History Museum


  • Day 9   Xian – Beijing

Morning: Travel to visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

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

Evening: Take train sleeper to Beijing


  • Day 10   Beijing

Morning: Visit 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: Shopping at Silk Street and visit South Luogu Lane


  • Day 11   Beijing

Morning: Visit the Great Wall

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

  • Day 12   Beijing-US

Morning:   Free at your leisure/ Prepare for departure

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