China Academic Tours Teach Students Business and Survival Skills

Jan 05, 2010, 09:50 ET from The China Guide

BEIJING, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The China Guide, a Beijing-based travel company, is now providing student academic group tours for the 2010 semesters. Academic tours are available for all universities and educational institutions and will focus on Chinese cultural, language and economical aspects. The China Guide ( ) can customize student tours to match academic requirements and student interests based on a variety of fields. Academic tours will provide students with opportunities to visit local companies and learn from real people and business in China.

The China Guide's academic tours are designed to immerse students into Chinese culture and business. Dependant on the field of study, itineraries will be designed to enhance studies in the classroom by providing tours of city sights, visiting Chinese and foreign-operated companies and attending lectures given by Chinese professionals. Itineraries will be set to match the travel dates of students and can include one destination or many destinations in China over multiple weeks.

"We are experts at travel in China and offer quality western-style service. From our years of experience we are able to put together flexible, well-designed tours that we can then tailor to match university programs. We have a network of local companies and professionals who can provide students with local insights on economics, culture, arts, trade and much more," says Frank Yang, Sales and Marketing Executive for The China Guide.

Along with the academic aspect, The China Guide also offers practical training so that students can learn how to adapt in a foreign culture and city. In Beijing, students can learn how to use an electronic translator to communicate with Chinese people, a GPS mapping system to navigate their way around, learn how to buy a mobile phone, use the subway and order food in restaurants. "While coming to China and studying language or attending lectures can be great, it's just as important to get out in the field and gain some real-life experience. Surviving and adapting in China or any new city is simply about getting out there and trying things, you can't be afraid to make mistakes. If students have future plans to work or travel independently in China, this kind of practical training is very beneficial," adds Yang.

The China Guide provides flexibility for its academic tours and will work together with universities, professors or student groups to customize and design an itinerary. Student tours are available as full service packages with meals, accommodation, airport transfers, domestic transportation and local guides. The China Guide can work within student budgets keeping the academic tours economical, without faulting on service, quality or experience.

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The China Guide

The China Guide, , is a Beijing based travel agency, American owned and operated. Specializing in western-style service and quality with hassle free web bookings, they work with clients to customize tours that match their travel style. Operating only in China, they have up to date knowledge and offer exciting experiences for travelers including their famous Sleep on the Great Wall tour. The China Guide avoids the common factory shopping stops that are not reflective of the true China.

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