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China Trips

At Hangzhou International School we believe in the value of experience as a teacher. We also believe that it is important for students to gain an appreciation of China during their time at HIS and Hangzhou. For these reasons, each year we have a “week without walls” experience when Upper School students are allowed to participate in action and service learning in various locations around China.

In addition to seeing different parts of China, we are able to expose students to experiences, places, and activities that they may not normally have otherwise. These are educational trips, designed to push the envelope of learning and understanding. Students will come to better appreciate China’s culture and history, become more culturally aware and sensitive, and understand how they can make a positive impact on China and their world.

Experiential Learning within Hangzhou

Using the rich environmental and commercial opportunities that surround Hangzhou International School, our teachers draw on our parent community and local businesses to provide learning experiences for our students. Through field trips to local museums, artistic exhibitions, and nearby factories, our students have a chance to explore the real-world implications of their content learning. Through lectures and interviews with members of our community, we expose students to possible future careers and interests.

Travel times and flight information for the 2019 China Trips is posted below:

Transportation information for all grade level trips



Trip Name

Bus/Flight for leaving

Bus/Flight for return

Departure time from HIS




High Speed Train to Qiandaohu 17 Sept.

10:00 am train leaves HZ East station

Arrive at HZ East by 9:15 am

High Speed train return to HZ East on 20 Sept by 17:00



Leave HIS by 8:15 am on 17 Sept

Arrive at HIS around 18:30 on 20 Sept 


GuiLin Trip

Group 1





Group 2

16th Sep. - Two Groups traveling

Hangzhou / GuiLin

 by flight:

SC4645 16:05/18:20

Arrive at airport before 14:05am

CA1797 17:30/19:55

Arrive at airport before 15:30am

20th Sep.

GuiLin /Hangzhou by flight:

SC4646 19:10/21:15

Estimated arrival:


CA1798 21:20/23:25

Estimated arrival:




Departure from HIS at 13:05pm 

And 14:30pm             

Arrive at HIS around 19:25pm

And 01:00am


Xiamen Trip


16th Sep.


SC8838 09:20/10:55

Arrive at airport before 7:20am

20th Sep.

Xiamen/Hangzhou SC4090 15:10/16:45

Estimated arrival: 16:45


Departure from HIS at 6:20am

Arrive at HIS around 18:15pm


Guiyang Trip


16th Sep.


HU6345    12:45/15:15        

Arrive at airport before 10:45am


20th Sep.

Guiyang /Hangzhou HU6346 16:10/18:25

Estimated arrival: 18:25


Departure from HIS at 9:45am

Arrive at HIS around 20:00pm









16th Sep.

Hangzhou/ Baotou

HU7421 07:35/12:05

Arrive at airport before 05:35am

20th Sep.

Baotou/Hangzhou HU7422 13:30/18:10

Estimated arrival: 18:10pm


Departure from HIS at 04:35am

Arrive at HIS around 19:30pm




16th Sep.

Hangzhou/ Lijiang

 CA1915 06:35/10:10

Arrive at airport before 04:35am

20th Sep.

Lijiang /Hangzhou CA1916 11:00/13:55

Estimated arrival: 13:55pm


Departure from HIS at 03:50am

Arrive at HIS around 15:30pm