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2014 Trip to China Announced, Info Sessions on Oct. 24 and Nov. 3

Added on: October 19, 2012

China (Explorica)MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has announced plans for an eleven-day trip to China in May 2014 for both students and community members. The trip will run May 19 through 29, 2014.

The trip will include tours around the Chinese cities of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai. Many famous landmarks and attractions will be visited, including Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, Reed Flute Cave, the “Bird’s Nest” and “Water Cube” from the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing Zoo, Temple of Heaven, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Li River, and many others.

Information sessions about the trip are scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 3 at 1 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the UMM Science Building, room 102.

To prepare for the trip, all travelers will meet a number of times as a group and discuss travel plans, cultural expectations, and other essentials. With additional work and planning, students may take the trip to earn college credit.

The tour fee includes airfare, ground transportation, all meals, cost of the full-time tour director, entrance fee for local attractions, and hotel stays. Organizers encourage anyone interested in the trip to register as soon as possible. Discounts are provided to travelers who sign up early.

For more information on the China trip, contact Randall Kindleberger at 255-1382 or

Still Seeking Travelers for Upcoming Italy Trip

UMM is also seeking travelers for its upcoming spring trip to Italy. That trip will run March 30 through April 7, 2013, and is being organized by Professor Gerard NeCastro. Anyone interested in the Italy trip should contact NeCastro as soon as possible at 255-1293 or

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