Welcome, Travelers and Families! We are so excited to be going to China. Our experience will be documented on this website. Stay tuned for updates!

DAY ONE - NYC->Beijing->Shanghai

Travel day was a great exhausting success! All students, adults, and luggage arrived in one piece at 1am local time in Shanghai, after nearly 24 hours of traveling!

We apologize that this update took so long to publish and is so brief, but now that we've caught up on our sleep, we look forward to sharing more of our adventures with you after exploring Shanghai!


After our first night's stay in the hotel, we went on an excursion to the Yu Gardens where we saw some classical Chinese gardening. Afterwards we shopped in the surrounding fashion district and stopped for lunch at a restaurant with a great view of the city. Then we visited the Shanghai museum and learned about ancient jade carving. Next we walked along the river in the famous Bund neighborhood. Finally, we finished our day with another family-style meal! Tomorrow we will be off to Xi'an.