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November 5, 2018

Faculty-led trips to China: The top 5 experiences

The thought of organizing a faculty trip to China might be daunting, but The Learning Adventure is here to help. We specialize in bespoke, subject-orientated trips across China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and our team of experts strives to provide you with the perfect faculty trip tailored to your needs. We’ve narrowed down all the highlights of all of our China trips to show you our top 5 experiences.
November 2, 2018
culture school trip to China

A Student’s Tips for Preparing For a China Trip

If you’re not really sure how to prepare for a China trip, here’s a quick list of some things you should consider before you go, based on my personal experience on an educational tour.
October 31, 2018

Boston University Zhangjiajie Adventure

Boston University’s Summer Study Abroad Program took a trip to Zhangjiajie with The Learning Adventure. Students ventured into what are now known as the ‘Avatar’ mountains (renamed after the film!) for three days of hiking and a walk across the world’s longest and highest glass bridge. The trip ended in Fenghuang - a perfectly preserved ancient town, placed within a stunning landscape and said to be one of the most picturesque settlements in China.
October 31, 2018

Now is the time for your students to visit the Tibetan Plateau

In early June our Head of Education, Haena Kim, went on a routine inspection of our service project site in rural Sichuan, on the Tibetan plateau. Upon her return, she felt compelled to get the word out about this program so she set about writing this blog for us, documenting her journey there and what she found.
October 31, 2018

Teach Mandarin with Rap | Teachers’ Corner

Adam Moorman, a Chinese language teacher, rapper and contributor to the Guardian Weekly, launched The Mandarin Rap Podcast to help students learn Chinese with rap. The new teaching & learning tool places a stronger emphasis on speaking and listening: developed in light of recent changes to the Mandarin Chinese GCSE.
October 19, 2018

Confucius Institute Event Interview

The Confucius Institute is a nonprofit one of the world’s most influential Mandarin learning institutions with over 500 centres in 6 continents. The Dragon Trip's COO, William Ace Rowles was recently invited to be one of the panellists at The Confucius Institute’s first Global Confucius Institute Shandong Culture & Tourism Summit. We sat down with him to ask about his experience being one of the speakers at the event.
October 2, 2018
Geography School Trip to China Guilin Yangshuo

Planning A School Trip to Asia?

Planning a school trip abroad can seem daunting and our goal at The Learning Adventure is to make this process as hassle-free as possible. Here’s our step by step guide to organizing an enriching adventure for your students.
October 2, 2018

How Can a School Trip to China Help Me Teach Geography?

There is more to China than an economic success story. The Learning Adventure explores everything from the country’s population to its geology, from its agriculture to its tourism industry. Here we have lain out the different locations our Geography trip focuses on and what students can learn from this once in a lifetime experience.
October 2, 2018

Travelling to China with Muslim Students

Organising a school trip is no simple feat. Even before you present the trip to students you need to get the school leadership team onboard. To do this, you need to choose a travel agent, go over the itinerary, and conduct health & safety checks to ensure you meet all school educational and safety requirements. Now throw in religious and dietary concerns. And planning a school trip just became a little bit trickier.
September 11, 2018

Where Tradition Meets Innovation – Why Your School Should Take a Trip to Japan…

Whether your school offers a Japanese language course or not, a trip to Japan is a unique opportunity to broaden your students’ horizons. Japanese civilisation dates back thousands of years and the country’s rich history is evident in its arts, architecture and traditions. Japanese people are fiercely proud of their cultural heritage and strive to protect their ancient customs – many of which we try to incorporate into our fun and educational itineraries. While traditions are observed and respected, Japan is also a country that champions cutting-edge technology and pioneering modern design. Here we bring you some of the main reasons why you should choose Japan for your next school trip…