This 17-day adventure will investigate Chinese art, archaeology, and history as well as current cultural trends, economic developments, and political policies of modern China. During June 12-28, 2013, you will begin to learn the history of emperors and modern leaders in Beijing, site of the 2008 summer Olympics, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. From Beijing, participants will travel to the starting point of the Silk Road, Xian, to observe ongoing archaeological digs and a life-sized terracotta army entombed to protect the Emperor Qin Shi Huang in death. The tour will wind down in Shanghai, China's economic center and site of the 2010 World Expo Center, and include a day trip to Suzhou, the silk and garden city built on the water.
This trip will be led by Mr. Andy Cai and Dr. Noël Schiller, both teachers at Madeira and experienced travelers. An accomplished and talented mathematics teacher, Andy Cai, has led several Madeira student trips to China, most recently in 2011. Before teaching history at Madeira, Noël Schiller taught History of Art at the University of South Florida and lived in Paris, The Hague, and Louvain, Belgium during her doctoral studies. Dr. Schiller had the pleasure of teaching a seminar for the USF Paris Program in June 2011 and loves to travel with students. Together Mr. Cai and Dr. Schiller hope to delight and engage curious travelers of all ages!
Cost of this trip is $4,500. Price includes airfare from the United States to Beijing, all air and ground travel throughout China, hotel accommodations, and three meals per day. Limited space is available. The complete trip itinerary and additional information will be available in January. If you have questions regarding the trip, please contact Leslie Withers, at email@example.com or 703-556-8372.
Deadline for reservations is March 1, 2013.