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!

Tour Itinerary 

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 Part 1

Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

Shanghai Auto Museum

DAY 5:

Fundamentals of Public Speaking Part 2 

Visit ByteDance

ByteDance Case Study 

DAY 6:

ByteDance Case Study Presentation

Final Tour Project Presentation

Fudan University Tour

DAY 7: Return Home

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

Students will receive an Exploracademy Certificate of Curriculum Completion.

*Accommodation and company visits are subject to change.

With over one billion daily active users, WeChat is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, following Facebook and YouTube. Young Explorers will have an opportunity to explore a widely used platform with countless in-app features and consider how it is similar and different to Facebook and WhatsApp- all at the company's Shanghai headquarters.

ByteDance specializes in producing creative content platforms including TikTok, which has become one of the world's most popular video-sharing platforms. Young Explorers will have an opportunity to explore how the company makes this widely used platform and discover just what makes it so fun and unique.

Fudan University is among the top five universities in mainland China. Notable alumni include members of the PRC's Politburo Standing Committee and CEOs of companies like Sina Corp and Alibaba Group. Young Explorers will go on a tour of the main campus led by 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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