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UMM to Hold Sept. 17 Information Session for China Trip

Added on: September 05, 2013

China (Explorica)MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has space available for additional travelers on its eleven-day trip to China in May 2014. The trip, open to both students and community members, will run May 19 through 29, 2014.

Organizers have scheduled an information session for 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in room 230 in Torrey Hall.

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.

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 about the trip, contact Randall Kindleberger at 255-1382 or rkindleb@maine.edu.

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