Old Bridge High School China Trip

Duration: 10 days

Destinations:   Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou,Shanghai



School Exchange Activities


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 Apr. 7&8 US – Beijing Flight to Beijing (about 13 hours)

Afternoon: Arrive at Beijing and meet IPERC staff at the airport. Then, travel to downtown check into the hotel
Evening:Welcome dinner hosted by IPERC Foundation Beijing Office
Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel

  • Day 3 Apr.9 Beijing

08:00-08:30 Travel to Tiananmen Square
08:30-09:00 Visit Tiananmen Square
09:00-11:50 Visit the Forbidden City
11:50-12:50 Lunch: Laoshe Tea House
13:00-15:30 Visit Hongqiao Market
16:00-17:30 Visit South Luogu Lane
18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:30 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel

  • Day 4 Apr.10 Beijing – Xian

08:30-09:30 Travel to Olympic Village
09:30-10:30 Visit Beijing Olympic Park: Bird Nest and Water Cube
10:30-12:30 Travel to Mutianyu Great Wall
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Visit Mutianyu Great Wall
16:30-19:30 Travel to Beijing West Railway Station, prepare to check in the train
20:40-08:30 Ride the train to Xian
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper on the Train

  • Day 5 Apr.11 Xian

08:30-09:00 Arrival at Xian Railway Station
09:00-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:00 Travel to Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
11:00-13:00 Visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses
13:00-14:00 Lunch: Buffet
14:00-15:30 Travel back to Xian downtown
15:30-16:30 Visit Ancient City Wall
17:00-18:00 Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Square
18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:30 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Xian Melhood Hotel

  • Day 6 Apr.12 Xian – Chengdu

08:00-09:00 Travel to Xian Xianyang International Airport
10:40-12:15 Fly to Chengdu
13:30-14:00 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Visit Panda Base: Moon Nursery House, Panda Kitchen, Panda Cub Enclosure, etc.
16:30-17:30 Travel to Jinli Street 18:00-19:00 Dinner: Experience hotpot 19:00-20:00 Visit Jinli Street
20:00 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton Chengdu Shawan

  • Day 7 Apr.13 Chengdu – Hangzhou

08:30-11:30 Travel to Leshan
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-15:30 visit Leshan Giant Buddha
15:30-18:30 Travel to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, fast food in airport
20:30-23:15 Fly to Hangzhou
23:20-00:10 Travel to Hangzhou downtown and check in the hotel
Accommodation: Hangzhou Gowin Hotel

  • Day 8 Apr.14 Hangzhou

08:30-09:00 Travel to exchange school
09:00-11:30 Campus tour in exchange school
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-17:00 Interact with Chinese host students
17:00-20:00 Visit host family and eat dinner together
20:00 Drop off at hotel by host families
Accommodation: Hangzhou Gowin Hotel

  • Day 9 Apr.15 Hangzhou – Shanghai

09:00-09:30 Travel to West Lake
09:30-11:00 Cruise tour on West Lake
11:00-12:00 Visit Chinese Tea Museum
12:00-13:00 Lunch: Green Tea Restaurant
13:00-14:30 Visit Hefang Shopping Street
14:30-15:30 Travel to Hangzhou East Railway Station
16:41-17:42 Ride high speed train to Shanghai
18:00-19:00 Travel to Shanghai downtown to check in the hotel
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:30 Visit the Bund- experience Shanghai Subway
21:30 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel

  • Day 10 Apr.16 Shanghai– US

08:00-08:30 Travel to Nanjing Road 08:30-09:30 Visit Nanjing Road
09:30-11:20 Visit Yuyuan Garden (City-God Temple Shopping District)
11:20-12:00 Lunch
12:00-13:00 Travel to Pudong International Airport, then fly to US and arrive in New Jersey on same calendar day