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Grade 8 Xiamen Excursion

Xiamen Grade 8 Trip is located in and around Xiamen, Fujian Province.

The HIS Grade 8 Program is supported by the Karst Climber outdoor education company who provide quality staff, equipment, and locations for student experiential learning.

Xiamen and Fujian province are landmarks in getting to know China, famous for their cultural, architectural and historical importance. When it comes to school programs, the Xiamen TRY program offers a variety of activities through several different locations within the province of Fujian. It’s a balanced program, with a trifold profile: cultural exploration of the Hakka round dwellings and the history behind them, service activities and a good bundle of exciting, adventurous activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel and Flight Information TBD

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Xiamen Trip

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule of Activities -- September 16-20

Day 1 -- Monday, September 16 
Airport Pick-up
Coastal road biking
Local Dinner
Trip Briefing
Xiamen hotel

Day 2 -- Tuesday, September 17
Mixed breakfast
Via Ferrata / High Ropes
Packed Lunch
Via Ferrata / High Ropes
Dinner & Day review
Hotel Changtai - hot springs evening

Day 3 -- Wednesday, September 18
Breakfast at Hotel

Tree planting activity

Transfer to Hakka Village
Lunch en route
Tulou- exploration & village visit

Round House Treasure Hunt
Local Dinner

School Visit Preparation
Round House Hotel, Hakka Village

 

Day 4 -- Thursday, September 19
Local school visit
Local Lunch
Farming work in the village
BBQ dinner
Bonfire
Round House Hotel, Hakka Village

Day 5 -- Friday, September 20
Mixed breakfast
Final discussions & conclusions
Transfer to Xiamen Airport


Program Highlights

 

  • Fujian Tulou - participants will get to learn more about the architecture, design and execution of the tulous, as well as peoples’ current lives in the area, through guided discovery. Our instructors will provide part of the information and students will be encouraged to discover the rest on their own.
  • Local School visit & Farmwork - a short, half-day guided interaction with similar age students at a local school at the Hakka Village, followed by some farming field work, so our participants start experiencing some aspects of the daily life of the people they interact with.
  • Via Ferrata & High Ropes - on a very different note than previous activities, these are two very strong personal challenges for students to overcome, and they will do so with the help of the instructors and their peers.
  • Tree planting activity -part of the service component of this program, students will have a chance to contribute to the well-being and maintenance of the mangrove tree forests nearby Changtai.
  • Xiamen coastal bike ride - an easy bike ride that allows leisure time in Xiamen , along the coastlines , plenty of stops and rests.

 

 


 

 

Food & Accommodation
Catered food - food is provided at different locations, from farmer’s restaurants to hotel buffets. Karst will make sure to choose a menu that offers variety and a good nutritional value for young children. Most of the items are Chinese cuisine representatives. Breakfast are supplemented by Karst Climber with items most students would be familiar with (toast, eggs, bacon, cereals & milk). During activity days, snacks, fruit and water are provided to keep the energy level high.
Accommodation - varies during the course of the program.
The Changdi Inn - offers a special stay in one of the old round buildings; the inn is on the basic side, offering shared bathrooms but all the necessary conditions for 1 night stay.
The Chagtai Hotel is in the mid range and the Xiamen Hotel is in the upper-mid range, for the last evening of accommodation.

Hakka Village - Yongding, Longyan, Fujian Province
Changtai- Zhangzhou, Fujian Province
Closest Airport - Xiamen GaoQi International Airport

 


 

 

Grade 8 Xiamen Trip 2018-2019 Photos