Pembroke Hill School China Trip

Pembroke Hill School China Trip

Duration: 11 days

Destinations:Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai

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, Chinese Embroidery, 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 – Beijing

Flight to Beijing (about 20 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: Shop at Nanluogu Xiang and experience Beijing’s Hutong culture

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: Visit Beiyuanmen Night Market

Accommodation: Xian Melhood Hotel

 

  • Day 6   Xian – Chengdu

Morning: Visit Xian TangBo Art Museum

Afternoon: Fly to Chengdu (about 1.5 hour)

Evening: Experience Chengdu cuisine-hotpot

Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton Chengdu Shawan

 

  • Day 7   Chengdu

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

Afternoon: Visit Wuhou Temple

Evening: Visit Jinli Street

Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton Chengdu Shawan

 

  • Day 8   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 9   Shanghai

Whole day: Visit exchange school

Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel

 

  • Day 10   Shanghai

Morning: Visit Yuyuan and City-god Commercial District

Afternoon: Visit the Power Station of Art

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

Evening: Visit the Nanjing Road & the Bund

Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel (TBD)

 

  • Day 11   Shanghai – US

Morning: Visit the Rock bund Art Museum

Afternoon: Fly to US and arrive on same calendar day