Educational Study Tours for Teens

7-Day Tour to Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the world’s most modern cities, located in one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The speed of societal and economic progress that Shanghai has experienced has been beyond belief. To accomplish this, Shanghai is of course home to some titans of global industries. A view from the Bund in Shanghai shows a city of tomorrow blending in perfectly with proud monuments of the past. To be a global citizen, one must know Shanghai. For 7 days, Young Explorers will step out of the comforts of their homes and explore the best Shanghai has to offer. Through company visits and hands-on workshops, they will be inspired by meeting industry leaders at leading technology companies, explore innovations at museums, challenge themselves in public speaking, create lasting friendships, and much more.

Program Aims

Master Key Frameworks & Concepts:

  • Five-phase Design Thinking process created by the Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (

  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Informative, Persuasive, Impromptu


Develop Lifelong Skills:

  • Problem-solving

  • Public speaking

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Cultural acceptance

  • Self-awareness

  • Open-mindedness

  • Good manners

Most importantly...get inspired and find your PURPOSE behind it all!

Curriculum Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Shanghai

Day 2: Welcome Presentation / Icebreakers / Introduction to Design Thinking / Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Day 3: Visit Tencent / Tencent Case Study / Mr. X - Escape the Room

Day 4: Tencent Case Study Presentation / Fundamentals of Public Speaking / Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai / Shanghai Auto Museum

Day 5: Fundamentals of Public Speaking Contd. / Visit ByteDance / ByteDance Case Study 

Day 6: ByteDance Case Study Presentation / Final Tour Project Presentation / Fudan University Tour

Day 7: Return Home

*Please note the above company visits may be subject to change based on partner availability.

Every Evening: Reflections, Skill-Building Activities & Final Tour Project Preparation.

Students will receive an Explorcademy Certificate of Curriculum Completion.

Carousell is one of the leading online marketplaces for buying and selling new and secondhand goods in Southeast Asia. Young Explorers will take a tour of Carousell's fun work environment and hear the Head of Engineering share his story of how he got from not liking school to leading a team at Carousell!

Grab acquired all of Uber's Southeast Asia operations and is the dominant ride-hailing business in Southeast Asia. Young Explorers will get a rare opportunity to go behind the company's doors to tour Grab's headquarters in Singapore.

National University of Singapore is not only ranked 1st in Singapore and Asia Pacific, but it has also been consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. Young Explorers will have an opportunity to take a tour of the main campus and hear from a current student.

This Tour is Recommended For

9-15 years old who are comfortable in an all-English environment.

What's Included

Round trip flights from Hong Kong or Taipei to Shanghai ​with our Tour Educators.

Transportation to and from the airport & all local transportation throughout the tour dates.


International health & travel medical insurance with maximum limit of US$100,000. 

Accommodation at a 3-star hotel.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks covered throughout tour dates. Dinner covered for arrival day & breakfast covered for departure day.

Entrance fee for all museums, workshops, excursions.

1:5 Tour Educator to student ratio. Available 24/7.



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