Amazing connections have been forged between SPIRAL families here in the States and their visiting students. In recognition of the desire to deepen those connections, and strengthen our cross-cultural understanding we offered our tour of China.

A visit to China is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most, and we want take full advantage of seeing the most important sights in this vast country. However, our special emphasis is on creating opportunities for our American student ambassadors and host families to explore and learn about the country and culture.

We would like to invite students who have served as SPIRAL Summer Camp student peer leaders and ambassadors to apply for a twelve-day trip to China. The cost of the trip, which includes round-trip airfare from JFK Airport in New York to Beijing, domestic airfare and travel in China, and accommodations and meals, is $3200 per student. The group of 15-20 students from New England SPIRAL school sites would be escorted to China by an American teacher/Summer Camp coordinator.   

The study tour trip includes stops in Beijing, Chongqing, and Chengdu where you are able to gain first-hand experience of contemporary Chinese society and culture.  You can visit world famous historic sites such as the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and the Three Rivers Dam. While in Chongqing, you will also meet some of the Chinese friends who have been hosted in the SPIRAL Summer Camps, visit their schools, and home-stay with their families. In addition, you will learn basic Chinese language, tour three cities, and enjoy Chinese cuisine including Hot-Pot!  

For detailed information, please contact Michele Hirsch at 802-540-0305 or admin@spiralinternational.org

Trip Highlights
  • Beijing - Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall
  • Chengdu - Sichuan Opera, Panda Breeding Center
  • Chongqing - Host family daily life experience
Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Beijing.
  • Day 2 - City tour, Tian`anmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven.
  • Day 3 - Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and visits with local families.
  • Day 4 - Fly to Chongqing in the morning, visit Chongqing foreign language school, meet the Chinese SPIRAL summer camp students.
  • Day 5 - Spend weekend with host family in Chongqing.
  • Day 6 - Spend weekend with host family in Chongqing.
  • Day 7 - Morning Chinese language lecture, English conversation with Chinese students, after school activities
  • Day 8 - Morning Chinese language lecture, English conversation with Chinese students, after school activities
  • Day 9 - Morning Chinese language lecture, English conversation with Chinese students, after school activities
  • Day 10 - Leave for Chengdu by train, visit Chengdu Liewu School, visit of downtown Chengdu
  • Day 11 - Panda Breeding Center. Visit Wuhou Temple, Jinli and dinner at Tea House of Old Chengdu
  • Day 12 - Return to JFK Airport, New York
Trip Cost

$3,200

Includes: Round trip international airfare from JFK in New York to Beijing, completion certificate, hotel, meals, domestic transportation in China, entertainment activities, tour guide, travel insurance in China.

Does not include: Visa application fee, international travel insurance, and personal expenses.

Application and $350 deposit 

Please make checks payable to: SPIRAL International

Send to:
SPIRAL International
7 Kilburn St., Suite 209
Burlington, VT 05401