Join us as we explore some of China’s most important and fascinating cities, tour historic sites, learn about its education system, and spend time with Chinese educators, students and their families.
SAMPLE ITINERARY: China History & Culture Tour for educators and students
- Beijing – Chongqing – Chengdu – Shanghai – Xi’an
- Includes educational activities for students and teachers in a Chinese school
- Teachers are encouraged to apply for professional development funds
- Scholarships available for students
Beijing – China’s cultural center and national capital for more than 800 years: visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the unforgettable Great Wall.
Chongqing – A major Yangtze River port and the home of “hotpot” and other spicy Sichuan dishes
Chengdu – Home of the world-famous Giant Panda Center and a popular travel destination
Shanghai – China’s center of technology, commerce and international trade: explore the Bund waterfront area and the City Temple with its 9 palaces.
Xi’an – The eastern departure point of the world-renowned Silk Road and site of the tomb of the first emperor of China, guarded by over 8,000 terracotta soldiers.
SPIRAL custom designs itineraries to meet the needs and goals of travelers.
Groups of students have a life-enriching trip to a country with a civilization dating back thousands of years. Tours include fun sightseeing to world-famous cultural and historic sites and so much more: immersive activities to explore local life, school visits to spend time with Chinese students and their families, sampling local cuisine.
On trips designed for the professional development of American teachers and administrators, groups visit sister schools, conduct professional exchanges via demo classes and workshops, develop joint curricula, and participate in round-table discussions. For those who use professional development funds, these trips low or no cost for participants.