• China: Yesterday Today Tomorrow

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose CHINA?

China possesses one of humanity’s most unique and breathtaking cultures, and like India, is once again rising to international prominence after hundreds of years. China cannot be ignored by the next generation of world leaders, which means it must be understood by today’s students.

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What does this journey offer?

The Great Wall and the great art of Shaolin Kung-Fu, the poetry of calligraphy and the brilliance of Shanghai, EdTerra has designed ‘China – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ in the image of an incredibly rich educational journey for students, where the ancient meets the modern and wonders abound.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:
  • Chinese Civilization
  • Chinese Architecture
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Fundamentals of Shaolin Kung Fu
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THINGS TO DO

China: Yesterday Today Tomorrow

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VISIT
  • Shanghai – the Financial Capital
  • Beijing – the Political Capital
  • Dengfeng – the Kung-Fu Capital
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LEARN
  • Kung-Fu from Shaolin Monks
  • Ancient Art of Calligraphy
  • Chinese Cooking
  • Young Authors Program
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ENJOY
  • A Thrilling Ride on Maglev Bullet Train
  • The Scenic Huangpu River Cruise
  • Classes at Martial Arts School
  • Exploring the Forbidden City
  • Eating Chinese Cuisine with Chopsticks
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BE INSPIRED
  • Modern Skyline of Shanghai
  • Discipline of Shaolin Disciples
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Progress of Chinese Cities

ITINERARY

DAY 1: FLY TO SHANGHAI

  • Global Attitudinal Mapping, Stage 1
  • Arrival in Shanghai clear immigrations and customs
  • Transfer to downtown for lunch in the superfast Meglev Train
  • Tour of Bund – the erstwhile British colony
  • Acrobatics Show – Chinese acrobats render you speechless with their flexibility and daredevil stunts
  • Overnight in hotel

DAY 2: SHANGHAI-ZHENGZHOU

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple, famous for the two Jade Buddha statues brought from Burma in the 19th century by sea
  • Visit Yu Yuan Gardens – the traditional Chinese garden of happiness, based on the concept of five elements
  • Transfer to Shanghai Railway Station to take train to Zhengzhou
  • Packed dinner
  • Overnight in train

DAY 3: ZHENGZHOU–DENGFENG

  • Breakfast on arrival in Zhengzhou
  • Transfer to Dengfeng by bus (2 hours approximate)
  • Check-in to hotel upon arrival
  • Visit to Shaolin Kung Fu School
  • Kung fu training session with Shaolin Kung Fu Master
  • Zen Music Ritual – a spectacular evening show in the heart of the Songshan Mountains replete with Shaolin martial arts and Zen music
  • Overnight in hotel in Dengfeng

DAY 4: DENGFENG

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Masterclass – Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy from a Chinese Calligraphy Master
  • Workshop – An Introduction to Chinese Non-Medicinal Treatments
  • Workshop – Chinese Cooking and Using Chopsticks
  • Kung fu training session with Shaolin Kung Fu Master
  • Kung fu demonstration in the hotel by Shaolin Martial Artists
  • Overnight in hotel in Dengfeng

DAY 5: DENGFENG-BEIJING

  • Breakfast in the hotel and check out
  • Visit to Shaolin Temple – the sanctum sanctorum of Shaolin Kung fu and Zen Buddhism; students receive their certificates of participation in the Kung Fu training workshop
  • Transfer to Zhengzhou to catch overnight train to Beijing

DAY 6: BEIJING

  • Arrival in Beijing - the capital of China
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and Memorial of People’s Heroes
  • Visit Forbidden City
  • Shopping in Wangfujing Street
  • Transfer to hotel and overnight in Beijing

DAY 7: BEIJING

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Visit the Great Wall of China and explore a segment of the 8000 km mega structure, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Drive through Olympic City and view of the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium
  • Visit Temple of Heaven – the enthralling four seasons temple from Imperial China
  • Overnight in the hotel

DAY 8: BEIJING-HOME COUNTRY

  • Free time for shopping (Silk Street or Pearl Market)
  • Breakfast on arrival in Beijing
  • Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Home Country

DAY 9: ARRIVAL

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who can attend an EdTerra overseas journey?

    A  

    Any student of your school in the age group of 11-17 years is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q  How do we choose the teachers to accompany our student group?

    A  

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and international travel experience are added advantage as most international programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q  What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A  

    The industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10), but some international schools prefer a ratio of 1:7.

  • Q  What guarantee does EdTerra provide for securing a visa?

    A  

    The visiting country’s Embassy/ Consulate has the power to either grant/decline the visa request of any applicant. EdTerra can facilitate the submission of visa application documents or help secure an interview with the Embassy/Consulate; however it cannot be held responsible in any way for the grant or decline of the visa.

  • Q  What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A  

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q  How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A  

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. Also, the school may permit students to carry their mobiles with international SIM cards.

  • Q  Can some students stay back after the journey to visit their relatives or friends?

    A  

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to stay back after the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you fly out of your home country as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q  Will our school group be merged with any other school group?

    A  

    The costing for an EdTerra journey is done on the minimum group size of 30 full paying participants. If you have 30 more paying participants then your group will not be merged with any other group. In the event that the school is unable to provide the minimum number of paying participants before 60 days of the scheduled departure date of journey, EdTerra Edventures Pvt Ltd reserves the right to merge the school group with another school group. This ensures that two or more smaller groups are able to travel economically. In such a case there is a possibility that the two groups may vary in age. In the event that the minimum number is not achieved through merging groups, EdTerra reserves the right to either postpone or cancel the journey.

  • Q  What kind of food can we expect during our overseas journey?

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    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience. Effort is made to provide at least one Indian meal each day, preferably dinner.

  • Q  What kind of clothing should the students carry for the journey?

    A  

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  Will EdTerra facilitate the purchase of foreign currency and international SIM cards?

    A  

    EdTerra does not facilitate the purchase of foreign currency or international SIM cards. The same can be procured directly by the parents from any authorized foreign exchange agency or SIM provider.

GALLERY

China: Yesterday Today Tomorrow

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