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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


Trip Name

Bus/Flight for leaving

Bus/Flight for return

Departure time from HIS


Simingshan Trip

32 students + 3 T

19th Sep.

9:00 leave from school

Bus arranged by Karst Climber

22nd Sep.

17:00 back to school

Bus arranged by Karst Climber


Yangshou Trip

31 students + 3T

18th Sep.

Hangzhou / Yangshuo by flight:

GJ8909 08:50/11:05

Arrive at airport before 06:50am

22nd Sep.

Yangshuo/Hangzhou by flight:


Estimated arrival: 12:30


Departure from HIS at 05:50am

Arrive at HIS around 14:00pm


Xiamen Trip

33 students + 3T

18th Sep. Hangzhou/Xiamen SC8838 11:25/13:00

Arrive at airport before 9:25am

22nd Sep.

Xiamen/Hangzhou SC409015:30/17:05

Estimated arrival: 17:05


Departure from HIS at 8:25am

Arrive at HIS around 18:35pm


Guiyang Trip

20 students + 2T

18th Sep. Hangzhou/Guiyang MF8465 07:45/10:10

Arrive at airport before 05:45am

22nd Sep.

Guiyang /Hangzhou MF8458 17:20/19:30

Estimated arrival: 19:30


Departure from HIS at 4:45am

Arrive at HIS around 21:00pm



15 students + 2T

18th Sep.

Hangzhou/ Baotou

HU7155 13:40/18:05

Arrive at airport before 11:40am

22nd Sep.

Baotou/Hangzhou HU7156 17:20/19:30

Estimated arrival: 19:30


Departure from HIS at 10:40am

Arrive at HIS around 21:00pm



20 students + 2T

18th Sep.

Hangzhou/ Lijiang

CA1915 06:50/10:20

Arrive at airport before 05:00am

22nd Sep.

Lijiang /Hangzhou GJ8870 16:40/21:20

Estimated arrival: 21:20


Departure from HIS at 03:50am

Arrive at HIS around 22:50pm