The China trip was amazing, exhausting, interesting, and exciting. We learned so much about the Chinese culture. We visited some great places; however, we didn't have enough time at sone places. The tour guides were very professional and accommodating to everyone's needs. The flight over was long but fun and lots of food.
Travelforone / Adult traveler Fort Washington, MD / Posted on September 09, 2017
Programs are good and educational.
The hotel in Beijing was horrible. The Tour Director was money oriented, and kept complaining he did not get enough budget from EF.
Food was poor until the last in Shanghai.
SXMD / Group leader CA / Posted on August 15, 2017
Amazing Experience for students
It's a very happy and worthy trip! Students used their learned language from classroom in real life conversation. They were very excited about this.
China is an amazing country, fast pace, awesome people, both modern and ancient!
The whole trip was comfortable in transportation (mainly flights from city to city) and hotels.
Food and shopping sessions are exciting.
Chuhan / Group leader Columbia, SC / Posted on August 06, 2017
Once in a Lifetime Trip
It was my first time ever being on an airplane and traveling to such a faraway country. The culture in China is so different and it felt like I entered a whole new world. From the food to the people and the sparkling city lights, everything was spectacular. Not only did we see the beautiful cities, we also got to experience everyday life there and how different their lives are compared to ours. The tour guides were so nice and were passionate about what they did. We learned so much from them as they also learned things from us. I made so many bonds with people from all over and I will never forget the memories I made with them.
HBunny / Student traveler Moultrie, GA / Posted on July 28, 2017
First time on a tour and first time at China, good overall.
Did not like the water availability during the arranged dinner of the tour, most of the time the temperature during the tour was over 100ºF and only availble was a 7 ounce glass of water not cold, nor ice neither.
Ejom / Adult traveler Dorado, Puerto Rico USA / Posted on July 19, 2017
Great Tour Guide.
My tour director was really the icing on the cake! She was able to answer every question we had and went above and beyond to make sure our trip was safe and fun. She cared for us like she had known us our whole life. It is this relationship that makes me want to go back to China along with the great food and culture.
Dame12345 / Student traveler Philadelphia / Posted on July 19, 2017
I am writing this review as a parent of a student who went. It must have been an amazing experience because he not only came home and had a ton to tell us (usually we have a hrad time getting two words out of him on things like this) but he actually took pictures (not to mention was in a lot of pictures from other people and smiling). He said he enjoyed everything they did, although some experiences were better than others (as is to be expected).
The one thing my wife and I had an issue with is the crecit card. We were told by EFT that taking a lot of cash would not be necessary as a Visa is accepted in China. That may be but for the first several days of the tour, my son told us they weren't anywhere that took credit cards at all. He had to find an ATM and take money out (costing money to do so). Plus, when his card had an issue it was deactiviated for 24 hours, leaving him stranded with no money of his own (fortunately, being on a tour he had people who were able to help him out until everything got corrected).
EFT needs to correct this statement and let any travelers know they should have cash available when going to China - just in case.
madman / Parent Philadelphia, PA / Posted on July 16, 2017
Eye opening adventure
We had an amazing time at such a controversial country. Honestly I was a little bit scared to go just because of the things we hear on the news, but it is all completely false. They are such kind people and the culture is so interesting and different than any other! The days were jam packed with activities. We were running from 7 am to 9 pm. Every day we did something awesome including seeing 2 of the 8 wonders of the world! All in all I totally 11/10 recommend this trip!:)
Alzh / Student traveler Milford, PA / Posted on July 15, 2017
The Time of Our Lives in China!
Our experience was compelling and enlightening. It was our school's first time to China. We had an absolute blast in Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. We would absolutely go back.
TeacherManBMP / Group leader Dingmans Ferry, PA / Posted on July 15, 2017
High School teacher
This tour is the most culturally rich tour I have been on in my 4 years with EF. The students and adults were exposed to everything that you can associate with being Chinese. We climbed the Great Wall, participated in a Tai Chi class, visit the museum of the Terracotta warriors, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, sat in a session to learn how to identify real Pearls, learned the process of making a silk fabric, learned how to write some Chinese characters, made a hot pot dish with instructions from our hosts at the hotel. Too many wonderful experiences to list here. It was awesome
Businesswoman / Group leader Paterson, New Jersey / Posted on July 14, 2017