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Confucius, helping to understand China 3,000 years later


BOSTON, MA - 19 Aug, 2017 - The Dragon Trip is expanding its repertoire of high quality, affordable and off-the-beaten track school trips to Shandong, China in September 2017. At a time when China is at the forefront of importance on our global stage, it is imperative students gain an understanding of Chinese culture and history.

As the birthplace of Confucianism and host of UNESCO world heritage site Mt. Tai, Shandong serves as an ideal destination for students to engage in cross-cultural exchange and discovery. The Dragon Trip Learning Adventures will aim to educate students about the moral and political roots of Chinese culture through interactive workshops on Confucian thought, Chinese language, and activities such as kung fu. The Dragon Trip is delighted to offer 2 new trips to allow more of the world to discover Shandong's historical and cultural significance.

The Dragon Trip is excited to partner with Shandong Tourism Board to launch their new Learning Adventure Tours to Shandong province.

The 10-day Discover Confucius tour allows for extensive engagement with Shandong's Confucian history. Students will visit a local school and join-in on their activities as well as participate in an interactive workshop on Confucian thought. Extracurricular activities include hiking Mt. Tai and visiting Confucius Temple, Confucius Mansion, and Confucius Forest. Students will also get to visit China's capital city of Beijing to climb the Great Wall and visit the Forbidden City.

In our 5-Day Language Exchange trip, designed especially for the International Baccalaureate's Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) program, students will participate in two school exchanges where they can practice their Mandarin as well as learn about Shandong's history and culture through visits to 3 of its cities. Students will be able to discuss environmental issues with local high school students in a moderated panel as well as help local primary school students create an English-language textbook. Extracurricular activities include a shao-kao cook-off and sketching session on Mt. Tai.


As the world becomes increasingly more global in scope, it becomes imperative that we educate our youth to be tolerant, self-sufficient, and resourceful. Travelling and engaging with people from different cultures is the best learning tool to foster cross-cultural understanding and awareness. With the threat of prejudice easily forming when learning happens through a screen, it is important we create opportunities for students to challenge themselves in unfamiliar settings and in new experiences.


Over nearly six years, The Dragon Trip has welcomed over 4,000 people on life-changing adventures across China and Japan, and they are expecting thousands more in 2018. Their diverse groups now consist of budget backpacking tours (including the young and young-at-heart), family trips, and student groups from some of the world's most prestigious schools and universities. Since the very first trip, their goal has always been to deliver on their promise of authentic, insightful and unforgettable travel.

The Dragon Trip has seen hundreds of 5-star reviews, numerous life-changing experiences (including two engagements!) and been featured in media far and wide. Their friendly team now over 20-strong are from 7 different countries, speak 11 languages, and are located in Shanghai, Beijing, London, and Boston.



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