Walsh_Jesuit_2017

Walsh Jesuit High School China Trip

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Duration: 10 days

Estimated Departure of Trip: June 14th to June 23rd

Destinations:Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attractions

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Chinese Culture Immersion

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STEM Exchange

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Sports Activities

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Meals and Entertainments

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Host Family Visit

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Program Highlights

This program includes:

  • Short-term courses on the Chinese language, culture and history, arts and science, etc.
  • Students interactive 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:

  • IPERC 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, June 14th and 15th, Wednesday and Thursday Flights to Beijing

Afternoon: Arrive in Beijing and meet IPERC private bilingual camp counselors at the airport.
Evening: Welcome dinner hosted by IPERC
Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 3, June 16th, Friday Beijing

09:00-17:00 School Visit, cultural exchange activities
17:00-20:00 Visit host family and enjoy a family dinner together
19:00-19:30 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 4, June 17th, Saturday Beijing

09:00-09:30 Visit the landmark of Beijing – Tiananmen, and Tiananmen Square
09:30-12:30 Visit the best-reserved royal palace in China – The Forbidden City
12:30-13:30 Experience famous Beijing Roasted Duck in Laoshe Tea House and enjoy a Shadow Play
13:30-16:30 Visit South Luogu Lanes to learn about Beijing Hutong culture
17:00-18:00 Dinner – Chinese dumplings
18:00-18:30 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 5, June 18th, Sunday Beijing

07:00-09:30 Take bus to the Great Wall (about 2 hours)
09:30-12:30 Visit Badaling Great Wall
12:30-13:30 Return to Beijing downtown
13:30-14:30 Lunch
15:30-17:30 Visit Beijing Olympic Park – Bird Nest & Water Cube
18:00-20:00 Dinner, return to hotel
Accommodation: Beijing Wanfangyuan Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 6, June 19th, Monday Beijing-Hangzhou

07:30-09:00 Visit Temple of Heaven – enjoy the Square Dance in the park
09:00-10:00 Travel to Capital Airport
11:30-13:30 Fly to Hangzhou (2 hours)
14:00-17:30 Hangzhou City Tour
18:00-20:00 Dinner, rest at hotel
Accommodation: Hangzhou Gowin Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 7, June 20th, Tuesday Hangzhou

09:00-17:00 School Visit, cultural exchange activities
17:00-20:00 Visit host family and enjoy a family dinner together
19:00-19:30 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Hangzhou Gowin Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 7, June 21th, Wednesday Hangzhou-Shanghai

09:00-12:30 Visit the West Lake
12:30-13:30 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Community service
17:00-18:30 High speed train to Shanghai (1 hour)
18:30-19:30 Visit the Bund, enjoy the night view
19:30-20:30 Dinner, rest at hotel
Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel (TBD)

  • Day 9, June 22th, Thursday Shanghai

08:30-11:00 Visit Tianzifang, where you can find the special architecture of old shanghai
11:00-12:00 Bus ride to Zhujiajiao Ancient Watertown
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-17:30 Tour famous water town in Shanghai——Zhujiajiao
17:30-19:30 Dinner
19:30-20:00 Return to hotel
Accommodation: Shanghai Hongkou Kingtown Hotel (TBD)

 

  • Day 10, June 23th, Friday Shanghai – Cleveland

Morning: Visit Nanjing Road and City-God Temple District
Afternoon: Fly from Shanghai to Cleveland (arriving in Cleveland on the same day)