BEIJING, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With the world focusing a fair bit of attention on China these days, students and their parents have been turning their attention to it as a study abroad option. But for educators wanting to bring a group to China for a trip, getting it organized and operated up to American academic standards can be tricky.
This is where Peter Danford's experience as owner of Beijing Freedom Travel Agency can be helpful. Mr. Danford's agency has hosted many student tours over the past several years, and in 2010 alone handled groups including Colgate University, Saginaw Valley State University, Texas A&M, Seattle University, Angelo State University, The College of St. Scholastica, University of Wisconsin Stout, Seattle University, Georgia Tech, Providence College, Boston University and Kennesaw State University.
"Student tours are not your normal consumer level trip. There must be an academic slant to it, and every professor's requirements are different, depending on their programs. We help line up expert speakers, meeting rooms and activities aimed at students, such as camping on the Great Wall. We also know how to balance an itinerary with the right combination of study, fun and free time," said Mr. Danford.
Beijing Freedom Travel also arranges company visits around China depending on the students' areas of study. Steel mills, organic farms, solar manufacturing facilities, silicone chip factories, wineries and many other types of visits have been arranged in the past, and the agency can liaise other visits depending on interest.
"Academic travel is a very specialized market and as an American with a graduate degree I have a pretty good idea how to please both students and professors. We work with professors to develop the best itinerary to suit their academic areas and their budgets. Without our consulting and control over logistics, the professors would have a much harder time providing a good experience for their students in China," added Mr. Danford.
Beijing Freedom Travel likes to help student groups make the most of their time and give traveling students a deeper understanding of China, its people and its economy. Interested professors or individual travelers can contact the agency directly.
Beijing Freedom Travel Agency / The China Guide
Beijing Freedom Travel, one of the first completely foreign travel agencies in China, is owned and operated by American Peter Danford.
There are no factory shopping stops, meals are in quality local restaurants, and guides / office staff are carefully trained with client satisfaction as the priority.
To find out more about Beijing Freedom's tours please visit www.TheChinaGuide.com
SOURCE The China Guide / Beijing Freedom Travel Agency