China Business

Where ancient traditions, modern culture, and one of the largest economies in the world create a country with unlimited learning opportunities.

Discover ancient Chinese traditions and expose students to modern business in one of the world's largest financial centres.

A business and culture trip to China will expose students to a new culture, help them improve their business knowledge and encourage them to hone their entrepreneurial skills.

On this trip, your school will visit 2 - 3 China-based companies where you will have the opportunity to attend Q&A sessions and presentations. The companies we select include a Chinese Crowdfunding Company, an online education company, a manufacturing powerhouse, and a leading startup incubator. We can select different types of companies based on your curriculum.

As the world’s largest exporter, China has a huge influence on business, industry and current affairs. It is important for students to understand how politics and international relations play a part in today's globalised world.

Trip highlights

  • Tour of Beijing's Forbidden City
  • A night cruise along the Bund of Shanghai
  • Walk along China's Great Wall
  • Visit the Silk Market in Beijing
  • Meeting and Q&A with representative from American Chamber of Commerce
  • Volkswagen factory tour
  • Visit to Tiananmen Square

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make planning and advertising your trip a breeze
  • Free travel for teachers
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make planning and advertising your trip a breeze
  • Free travel for teachers
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7

Trip highlights

  • Tour of Beijing's Forbidden City
  • A night cruise along the Bund of Shanghai
  • Walk along China's Great Wall
  • Visit the Silk Market in Beijing
  • Meeting and Q&A with representative from American Chamber of Commerce
  • Volkswagen factory tour
  • Visit to Tiananmen Square

China Business Itinerary

DAY 1 - TRAVEL DAY

Travel to China’s capital – Bejing! Ride to the old hutong area with your guide and take a rickshaw through the 300-year old hutongs.

DAY 2 - VISIT LOCAL COMPANIES IN BEIJING

You are going to visit 2 - 3 China-based companies today. A representative from each company will give you a brief introduction and show you around the company. Following that, you will attend a short presentation and Q&A session.

DAY 3 - THE GREAT WALL

Visit a remote, less crowded and unrestored section of the Great Wall. Hike one of the 7 Wonders of the World - the incredible view of the Wall is worth the climb. Enjoy a picnic on the bricks which have stood for a thousand years.

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What to expect on a Business school trip to China

On a school trip to China, you can expect students to practice their Mandarin, grow in global citizenship, as well as learn more about China’s role in the global economy. Your students will better understand China's ancient traditions and how they influence modern living. You will also get to sample traditional cuisine and be mesmerised by the dramatic scenery of China.

Trip activities

The Great Wall of China

Although just a series of stone fortifications built along the historical northern borders of China, the Great Wall's history spans multiple dynasties, emperors and invasions. The majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty and is recognised today as being one of the most impressive architectural feats in history. Visit a section of the Great Wall with your students on a school tour in China. Hike on one of the 7 Wonders of the World - the view is worth the climb.

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is an imperial palace in the centre of Beijing. Some consider it the heart of the capital as this well-preserved heritage site occupies 720,000 sq m of land and looks over Beijing. With 980 buildings and over 8000 rooms, the sheer scale of this magnificent masterpiece of Chinese architecture will amaze your students. The Palace Museum is home to the best collection of Chinese historical artefacts in the world. Even though the Palace is large enough for schools to spend over a day exploring, only 60% of the Forbidden City is open for public access.

Night cruise along the Bund in Shanghai

See both the old and modern Shanghai on a night cruise along the Bund. Shanghai is a global financial centre, particularly within the Asia-Pacific region. Its famous Lujiazui skyline is well known with significant buildings such as the Shanghai Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Centre and the Oriental Pearl Tower lining the sky. The Bund runs along the Huangpu River and travelling along it is a great way to see Shanghai's skyline at night.

Teachers at Universal on their school trip

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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