China: Go Beyond the Great Wall
Our Me to We service trips to China take you and your group on a fascinating adventure into an ancient civilization few visitors have ever had the chance to see. Experience the vivid contrasts of a country rooted in tradition and a growing modern class.
Explore the rich culture and history of Beijing, travel to rural communities and come face-to-face with the challenges of development in a vast and struggling countryside beyond booming cities. Spend your days helping to build a school, learning Mandarin and teaching English, and have a part in improving the lives of some of the country’s most poverty-stricken families.
Join us and explore one of the world’s most bustling cities and, seemingly worlds away, rural communities of China. Along the way, you will visit monumental sites like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and a Shaolin Temple. See for yourself the contrasts and realities within a complex and beautiful country.
- Volunteer in China in a rural community
- Give English lessons at Free The Children schools in rural communities
- Explore some of the world’s most breathtaking cultural and historic sites
- Learn about the vast disparities within China’s economy
Take the Next Step
|Click the ‘Take the next step’ button below to access the form for educators and adults looking to plan a trip for their school or community group. If you are a young person interested in taking a trip with Me to We, check out our youth trips section.|
Special Offer until April 1, 2013
Register 12 students by submitting deposits by April 1, 2013 and receive :
- $600 off of your cost as the educator or chaperone
- A reduced deposit amount of $350 per student (regularly $750 deposit)
Your school trip includes round-trip airfare (when arranged by Me to We), accommodations while on the ground, three meals daily, bottled and/or purified water and entrance fees to activities. In addition, language lessons, volunteer placement activities and leadership training (including comprehensive action planning) are provided. You will also have access to a facilitator, who is available 24 hours a day, as well as a 24-hour emergency service. Your trip does not include travel medical and/or cancellation/interruption insurance, passport and visa fees, pre-trip immunizations or additional baggage fees.
“The challenging environment resulted in students building capacity physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We could actually see the kids grow as the trips progressed.”
“Travelling to China dramatically changed my life. Not only do I now have lifelong friends all over the world, I have gained such perspective on being a global citizen and creating positive change.”
Research shows that our programs have a lasting impact.
As a result of participating in Me to We programming:
|95%||of Me to We trip participants report feeling a strong sense of responsibility for the well-being of people in developing countries when they return home.||93%||of participants intend to play a leadership role in social justice activities in their community.|
|85%||of participants are involved in volunteering in their communities after returning from a Me to We trip.||66%||of participants felt they had experienced 'transformative' growth in their development as a leader.|