Finance and Technology in China
Our finance and technology trip in Shanghai brings the classroom to life and gives students the chance to experience the realities of business. There are visits to tech companies, meetings with staff from Disney and tours of the thriving manufacturing scene. Plus- we also arrange a whole series of cultural activities in Shanghai including a visit to the beating heart of the financial district- a sure-fire way to inspire the next generation of business people.
This experience is centred around interactive experiences and we aim to create a trip that is aspirational, inspiring and horizon-expanding. The visits to factories and tech companies are designed to not only give a good educational experience but also to give young people an insight into the types of careers that are available to them in the future. We have worked with the likes of IKEA, Volkswagen and Disney and curated relevant educational experiences with them. Students will also gain a view into the cultural riches of this metropolis with visits to the Yu Yuan Gardens, the Bund and marvelling at the ERA Acrobatics Show.
✓ Local tour guide in each city
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, airport pick-up & drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Guide throughout the tour
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
An Example itinerary
- Transfer to Shanghai (we can arrange this from your school’s location)
- Visit People’s Square, Nanjing Road and original HQ of HSBC
- Evening cruise on the Huangpu River
- Visit the factory districts of Shanghai and visit one of the factories.
- (Previous examples are IKEA and Volkswagen)
- Tour the financial district and go atop the soaring Shanghai World Finance Center.
- Presentation from a Disney employee about the technology used in the park.
- Spend all day at Disneyland and reflect on the information learnt the previous evening
- Watch the fireworks and evening light show after sun sets.
- Visit the Yu Yuan Gardens and then sample Xiao Long Bao dumplings
- Learn about tech in Shanghai first-hand with a company visit and talk
- Watch the spectacular ERA Acrobatics Show
- Bid farewell to your guide and reflect on an innovative and exciting trip!
✓ Staying in a choice of hostels or hotels
✓ We can arrange transport to and from the resort
✓ All accommodation and transport used is fully audited
✓ Expert local tour guides
✓ Pre-trip support
✓ Educational materials available, workshops and meetings with local experts
I really enjoyed every part of The Learning Adventure as it helped me learn a lot of new interesting things and gave me an insight into business and how to make a start in it, particularly a start-up. Beginning with a short tour around Greater London informed our team about the historical context of the amazing business district and how it all started, and later on I found the start-up activity absorbing and interactive while the entrepreneur who talked to us about such things like career options helped a lot. Our guide was friendly and everything went smoothly. Thank you so much The Learning Adventure!
TLA [The Learning Adventure] was great about incorporating our requests for travel and including their own recommendations. As always, a true pleasure to work with. Their attention to details is truly amazing.
Thanks for being fun, polite, and patient. We appreciated everything from bringing us on subways to public transport to ordering special food to being on time.
I just wanted to thank you for putting together such a great trip for our students. The feedback from the staff was excellent and they were particularly impressed by the communication in the build-up to the trip, along with the local knowledge of the guide, the range of activities, and the clear contingency planning when the weather didn't cooperate. I am very keen that we repeat this trip next year…
We enjoyed all the activities immensely, there was a huge range. The school we visited this time was brilliant, so well organised. The guides really tried hard to reference the aims of the trip. Peter was exceptional, he was kind and was very concerned that everyone was well and enjoying themselves. He was also very informative. The geography lecturer was exceptional and fitted the brief 110%!
Our guides were remarkable in their care and concern. They appreciated our needs and requests as well as made the time to choose meaningful activities for us. Very well done.
Hassle free for teachers! The Learning Adventure is experienced in running trips for schools – they know all the drills, e.g. first-aid, insurance, risk assessments, visa application, diet requirements, you name it.
Fantastic! Helpful, patient, passionate; an ambassador for her country - she created a great impression on the students. Very personable.
Health & safety were well taken care of. None of the travellers got sick because of food on the trip, and an effort was always made to ensure the cleanest available restroom. We were always advised to wear seatbelts on the bus when on the highway. The food in Shanghai was a good variety of both dishes and cuisine, and I really appreciated how much effort Caroline put into making sure our 素菜宝宝 had enough to eat.
The students got the chance to experience the environment of a corporate office which gave them an idea of what working life might be like in the future. The workshops and talk by the guest speaker gave the students insights into start-up businesses and ways in which they can seek support to be entrepreneurs. The students felt really inspired by the talk given by the young entrepreneur as having a young person speak to them about success helped the students to understand that they can have confidence in themselves and their futures. The students enjoyed the workshop where they were given the opportunity to work together and share creative thoughts about start-up ideas. Thank you for organising a really insightful, educational and fun-filled trip for our students. They really enjoyed it!
Thank you for making the trip such a wonderful memory.