When it comes to preparing for a school trip to China, you first need to decide what type of bag you’re going to pack everything into. First, you’re going to want a lightweight suitcase or a large backpack as the main, checked in luggage. Take into consideration how many days your students will be away for and how many clothes they’ll need, this will help you choose between a suitcase and a large backpack.
Next, you’ll want a smaller day bag to use as hand luggage and on a day-to-day basis on excursions. Small backpacks are a great option as they are secure, comfortable, small enough to not be bothersome and big enough to carry any studying material your students may be carrying.
China has very distinct seasons, so make sure you find out exactly when your students will be travelling. Summer is hot and humid, spring and autumn are both pleasantly warm but can cool down significantly in the evenings, and winter is cold and frequently snowy. If your students are travelling to the south of China, temperatures are generally a lot warmer than the north throughout all seasons, but be wary of the rainy season, which occurs around July and August. Clothes that can be layered are the best way to cover all bases as, after all, the weather is completely unpredictable!
We recommend packing the following clothes:
Travel sized toiletries are great for short school trips lasting around 1 week. Remember, liquids or sprays taken in hand luggage have a limit of 100ml. If your school trip to China is longer than 1 week, it’s likely that travel sized toiletries will run out. We suggest dividing packing responsibility for shareable toiletries between students sharing a room. This way, each student won’t need to fill their luggage with bulky, heavy bottles of shampoo and shower gel that they won’t finish on their own!
Be sure to double check that you have packed these essential items so that you’re prepared for any and all emergency situations:
From flights to train rides to evenings in their rooms, students will likely want some form of entertainment to keep them occupied. Here is a list of extra things that can be useful to pack:
Now that you have a complete list of everything you’ll need on a school trip to China, be sure to not pack your luggage completely full. There are so many unique and quirky souvenirs to buy in China, so you’ll appreciate some spare room when you’re on your way home!
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