Beijing, China

Cultural Tours & Activities

The program’s activity fee includes the cost of the weekend tours of Beijing cultural sites and a three-day trip to Shanghai. The fee covers airfare, hotels, meals, guides, buses and entrance fees. All students are required to participate in the tours.

Beijing: The program includes tours of the major historic and cultural sites in and around Beijing, including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. Ample time is provided for leisurely walks and bike rides around the fascinating old hutongs and new skyscrapers of Beijing.

Shanghai: Shanghai, located in eastern China near the mouth of the famous Yangtze River, is the nation’s most important port, commercial hub and industrial center. A growing and dynamic city, Shanghai is the undisputed financial capital of Asia and one of the world’s most important financial centers.

Along the city waterfront is a famous boulevard known as the Bund, where numerous European-style buildings were built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s major shopping street, is lined with an astounding variety of shops and restaurants. Across the river from the Bund is the Pudong area, the heart of China’s economic renaissance, exhibiting new commercial skyscrapers, luxury apartments, a modern stock exchange and futuristic museums.

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