China Culture Study Tour

China Culture Tour

Are you intrigued by Chinese history, culture or the booming Chinese economy? Would you like to discover more about the country, its beautiful landscape, cuisine and people?

The Confucius Institute is offering University of Sydney students an opportunity to immerse in the culture and traditions of China through our China Culture Study Tour this December.

This 14 day Study Tour travels from Beijing and Shanghai to explore both cities’ fascinating historical and cultural sites Students will experiment with different art forms, interact with Chinese university students and sample the delights of authentic Chinese cuisine.

Program in Beijing

Day 1, Tue 03 December 2013- Sydney - Beijing
  • Board international flight for Beijing.
  • Upon arrival students will transfer to Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College.
  • Welcome dinner.

Day 2, Wed 04 December 2013 - Beijing
  • Opening ceremony followed by an inspection of the college.
  • Chinese Calligraphy and Kung Fu classes.
  • Peking Opera performance.

Day 3, Thu 05 December 2013 - Beijing
  • City tour with a visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
  • Visit Temple of Heaven.
  • After dinner enjoy the famous martial arts show.

Day 4, Fri 06 December 2013 - Beijing
  • Chinese language introduction class.
  • Attend handicrafts class.
  • Head to Lao She Teahousefor some evening entertainment.

Day 5, Sat 07 December 2013 - Beijing
  • Visit Zhoukoudian, the 1921 discovery site of Peking Man (Sinanthropus pekinensis).
  • Enjoy the famous Peking duck banquet for lunch.
  • Visit The Museum of the War of the Chinese People’s Resistance against Japanese aggression.

Day 6, Sun 08 December 2013- Beijing
  • Visit the Great Wall of China.
  • Visit the exquisite Summer Palace.

Day 7, Mon 09 December 2013 - Beijing
  • Transfer to the airport for a flight to Shanghai.

Program in Shanghai

China Study Tour

Day 8, Tue 10 December 2013 - Beijing/Shanghai
  • Fudan welcome ceremony and campus tour in the morning.
  • Field Trip: Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, Lu Jiazui District in the afternoon.
  • Welcome dinner.

Day 9, Wed 11 December 2013 - Shanghai
  • Lecture: Shanghai’s Past and Present. This will offer an insight into Shanghai’s rich culture and history.
  • Field trip to Shanghai Museum which is famous for its ancient Chinese art.
  • Attend a Chinese concert / performance.

Day 10, Thurs 12 December 2013 - Shanghai
  • Lecture on Traditional Chinese Culture.
  • Field-trip to the Confucian Temple in Jia Ding.
  • River cruise.

Day 11, Fri 13 December 2013 - Shanghai
  • Lecture in Chinese philosophy.
  • Meeting with Fudan students.

  • Day 12, Sat 14 December 2013 - Shanghai
    • Field-trip to Wuzhen, a beautiful water town near Shanghai.

    Day 13, Sun 15 December 2013 - Shanghai
    • Lecture on Sino-Western Cultural Exchange in the morning.
    • Attend a Chinese concert / performance.

    Day 14, Mon 16 December 2013 – Shanghai to Sydney
    • Flight back to Sydney.

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China Study Tour

Tour participants will only pay for:

  1. International airfare approx AUD 1200-1,300 with Eastern China Airline (fare may change depend on the time of your booking).
  2. Travel insurance – from AUD 175 (depending on the cover you choose with QBE).
  3. Visa application and services – AUD 98.50 for single entry for Australian Citizens.
  4. Personal expenses in China based on individual requirements.


The application will close by 5pm Wednesday, 13 November 2013.

Download application form.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Students should be under or 30 years of age as of 13 Nov 2013.
  • Non-Chinese native speaker.

Program Requirements

  • You MUST have a valid passport. If you do not have a passport or if it expires before 3 December 2013, you MUST apply for one now.
  • Organise your travel insurance cover. Registrations will only be processed in accompanied by a valid travel insurance policy.
  • Please inform us if you have severe health issues. Submit copies of your visa, travel insurance policy and passport to the Program Administrator.


  • You must organise your own visa for the program and make sure you have a valid visa and passport for the duration of your stay in China.
  • You will need to organise an appointment with the China Visa Application Centre. You can visit their website and begin your online visa application.


  • Beijing
    • Guest house of Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College.
    • Address: No. 39 Fuchengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing.
    • Standard twin rooms with private facilities.
  • Shanghai
    • A8 Hotel, 138 Guoshun Road, Yangpu district. Shanghai.
    • Telephone No.: 0011 8621-55050606. Website: [[||]]
    • win share rooms with private facilities.

Additional Information

  • Australian passport holders should register with Smart Traveller at DFAT’s website -
  • We recommend you to register with the Australian Embassy in Beijing. Foreign nationals should register with their own consulate and/or embassy in China. A listing of the Australian Embassy and consulates can be found at:

Contact us

Tel: 9114 0760 or 90367512 Email: .

* Disclaimer: Program itinerary is subject to change without prior notice either before departure or after the commencement of the program.