Beijing Psychology & Sociology School Trips & Tours

This ancient culture that’s steeped in tradition became a strict and closed country under Chairman Mao. Your psychology and sociology school group will experience, firsthand, how Chinese behaviour has been shaped. It will become apparent to your pupils that tradition is still quite close to the surface of the Chinese psyche as the country continues to change rapidly. We offer a range of packages in China that offer truly memorable experiences for pupils.

Prices start from£1099pp

Price Shown includes

  • 6 day Beijing includes 4 nights' full board accommodation
  • Return flights & airport transfers in resort
  • Coach transportation throughout your tour
  • Visit included: Tour & lecture at Beijing’s Gucoao Psychological Hospital, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Chairman Mao’s Zedong Memorial Hall, Forbidden City, Great Wall of China & Sacred Way, Local Hutong Visit & Rickshaw Ride, Liu Ming Ying Village & Family Visit & Friendship Store & Silk Alley.
  • Services of a Tour Escort
  • Services of a Local Guide
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 25 paying passengers departing from a London airport in September 2017 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...


Accommodation

Popular options in Beijing


6 day Beijing package includes

Beijing Day One

Afternoon: Overnight flight to Beijing

Beijing Day Two

Early afternoon: Arrival in Beijing, escorted transfer to accommodation and an en route visit to the Temple of Heaven

Evening: Evening meal and free time to settle in

Temple of Heaven

Considered to be the most beautiful building in the city, the Temple of Heaven is believed to be the meeting point between heaven and earth and symbols of the two are integral to the temple’s layout. Its park is also a popular area in which to sit, drink tea and play and it is easy to see how Chinese people find peaceful seclusion in the grounds.

Beijing Day Three

Morning: Visit to Tiananmen Square, Mao's Memorial Hall & Forbidden City

Afternoon: tour and lecture at Gucoao Psychological Consultation Hospital

Evening: Evening meal

Tiananmen Square

This symbolic public square has witnessed many of the events that have shaped the country’s often turbulent history.

Chairman Mao’s Zedong Memorial Hall

Standing in Tiananmen Square, this is the chairman’s final resting place. View his large marble statue and an immense tapestry of China's mountains and rivers, then view the body of Mao covered with the flag of Communist Party of China, resting in a crystal coffin.

Beijing Gucoao Psychological Hospital - Exclusive to NST

Situated opposite the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the hospital covers more than 2,000 square feet. On this two-hour visit, NST groups will receive an introduction by hospital staff before a tour of the departments including the consulting room, inspection and testing department, bio-feedback and exercise treatment rooms. Your group will then be able to listen to a Chinese psychological treatments talk, comparing cultural differences to the West, before time for a Q&A session.

Beijing Day Four

Monring & afternoon: Full day visit to Great Wall, Sacred Road & local Hutong family visit & Rickshaw tour Evening meal

Evening: Evening meal 

Great Wall of China & Sacred Way

Built 2,500 years ago, the Great Wall is most definitely an attraction not to be missed! Climb the wall and take time to discuss its importance and history with your local and national guides. Later, walk some of the seven kilometres of the Sacred Way, flanked with detailed Ming Dynasty sculptures.

Local Hutong Visit & Rickshaw Ride

Take a fascinating tour of a local Hutong, a traditional suburb with courtyard residences. Travel by rickshaw to meet a family who live here and ask them about their lifestyle. Explore the traditional streets with many shops, bars and restaurants.

Beijing Day Five

Morning: Visit to Liu Ming Ying agricultural village (with family visit) in the morning followed by 'Graduation' ceremony

Afternoon: Shopping in the flagship Friendship Store & neighbouring Silk Alley market

Evening: Evening meal

Liu Ming Ying Village & Family Visit

This traditional Chinese village gives your group an insight into the hard reality of life outside the big cities. Pupils can visit villagers in their homes and see the hard work that goes into producing their organic food, and spend time speaking to one of the local families about their life here.

Friendship Store & Silk Alley    

Beijing is somewhat of a shopper’s paradise and the Friendship Store and Silk Alley in the city are two of the
best. Pupils can haggle for souvenirs such as silk garments, carpets (handmade), craft articles, clothing and books.

Beijing Day Six

Morning & afternoon: Free time

Transfer to airport for return flight to UK


More popular visit options available

Chinese School Cultural Visit

Take this unique chance for UK pupils to learn about Chinese educational and cultural differences. On a three-hour visit, your pupils will share information about their life and school with local pupils. They’ll take an activity class together followed by a tour of the campus, before a chance to exchange contact details and gifts.

Kindergarten Visit

On request, we can also arrange for your pupils to visit a local nursery to gain an understanding of children's lives at an earlier age.

 

Beijing Zoo

One of the oldest zoos in China, with one of the largest collections of animals, Beijing Zoo has over six million visitors each year. Best known for its pandas, the zoo also houses several other endangered animals.

Chinese Acrobat Show

Chinese acrobatics covers anything from gymnastics and animal tricks to juggling and magic. The performances are spectacular and students will be talking about them for years to come.

Olympic Stadium

The Beijing National Stadium, known colloquially as the Bird’s Nest, was the spectacular setting for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Students can tour this large steel structure while your guide shares their own memories of the games and the legacy the games have left behind.

The Legend Kung Fu Show

Chinese martial arts have been practised for over 4,000 years and over the years have developed into a number of styles. This show showcases a spectacle of modern dance and traditional arts to provide a truly unique performance.

Peking Opera

Immerse your group in some traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics.

Peking Duck Banquet

A famous dish from Beijing and one that has been served since the Imperial era. Your students can enjoy this delicacy and get a real taste of China.


Evening activites

  • Peking Opera
  • Kung-Fu Show
  • Chinese Acrobat Show 

Study themes

  • Social Influence
  • Relationships
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Cultural Differences of Treatment Methods
  • Social Psychology: Social Influence
  • Education: The Social World of Teaching & Learning
  • Nomothetic & Ideologic Approaches
  • Core Studies: Approaches, Perspectives, Concepts & Methods

Study levels

A Level

AS Level


Expert's comment

“China is an ideal destination for everything that’s different! It has its own diagnostic manual on the classification of psychiatric disorders. Its child-rearing practices and the role of family, especially the elderly, are different from Western culture and you will be able to discuss Western psychology viewed from an ethnocentric base.”

Cara Flanagan, NST Expert Guide Lecturer


Transport

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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