Global Experiences
Group Trips

Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu, China

Students will explore three of China’s most famous ancient capitals: Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu. In and around Beijing, we will visit Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City, participate in traditional Chinese cultural workshops in local courtyard homes, go shopping, visit Lama Temple, and experience Chinese hospitality while enjoying a home-style dinner with an SYA China host family.  Outside of Beijing we will have a chance to hike to the Jinshanling Great-Wall and try our hand at farm labor in Hexi Village. In Xi’an we will visit the massive and silent army of 3rd-century Terracotta Warriors, bike on the ancient city wall, and explore the ancient Muslim quarter and the mosque. Our final stop is Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, known for its spicy food, unique lifestyle, and China's 'national treasure' - the giant panda. We will explore the old neighborhood, see the famous face-changing show, and visit the panda breeding base. Please join us in March 2020 for a journey of a lifetime; China isn’t just a country–it is a whole different world!

  • Chinese language and culture
  • Forms II–VI, preferably students of Chinese, but open to others as well
  • Limited to 21 participants; lottery selection if demand exceeds 21
  • Tentatively March 14–25
  • Cost: $4000 – $4200*
  • Deposit Amount: $200 ($100 if on financial aid)
  • Application and Deposit Deadline: Monday, November 11
  • Visa Application & Visa guidelines
  • Contact Penghua Shen

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  • Online Trip Sign-up Form

    In order to sign up for a trip, FOLLOW THIS LINK to the trip reservation form.
  • Payment and Cancellation

    Families may cancel at any point until the deposit deadlines (November 13). Deposits will be refunded.  After that date, deposits are non-refundable. Submission of a signed Permission form and deposit represents a family's agreement to pay the full cost of the trip.  After the deposit deadline, the final cost of the trip will be billed to the student's account, less deposit paid.
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  • Financial Aid for Group Trips

    Thanks to the generosity of donors and the support of the School, we are able to offer financial assistance to students who currently qualify for tuition assistance.

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  • Insurance and Medical Issues

    The cost of all international trips includes emergency medical evacuation and repatriation coverage, beginning on the first day of the trip and ending on the last day of the trip.
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  • Travel Insurance

    In the case of an unexpected event, such as a family crisis, families sometimes choose to cancel the traveler's  participation in a trip before departure or choose to have the traveler return home during a trip. 
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  • Approval of Student Participation

    A student's participation on any trip is subject to the approval of the Directors of the Middle and Upper Schools respectively.
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