Agriculture Study Abroad: CHINA Itinerary

Friday, May 21, 2010

  Depart for China

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Evening Arrive in Shanghai
  Meet with AIFS guide and travel to hotel

Sunday, May 23

  Sightsee in Shanghai
  • Bund
  • Silk Factory
  • Lunch
  • Nanjing Road
  • Yu Yuan Gardens
  • Chenghuang Temple
  • Yu Yuan Tea House
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Dinner in restaurant on river boat
  • Night cruise on the Huangpu River
  Travel to train station to board overnight train to Taian

Monday, May 24

  Arrive in Taian
  Meet bus and travel to hotel
  Campus tour of Shandong Agriculture University (new campus)
  Lunch at Shandong University
  Campus tour of Shandong Agriculture University (old campus)
  Meet with Shandong Agriculture University students
  Dinner with Shandong students in University dining hall
  Return to hotel

Tuesday, May 25

  Visit QuFu and Confucius estate
  Lunch in QuFu
  Visit Taian city
  Dinner at Shangdon Agriculture University
  Return to hotel

Wednesday, May 26

  Travel to Jinan Airport
  Depart for Xian
  Arrive in Xian
  See Wall of Xian
  Tang Dynast Cultural Theater and Restaurant

Thursday, May 27

  Sightsee in Xian
  Travel to see Terracotta Warriors

Friday, May 28

  Visit main campus of Lanzhou University
  Drive to Jiuhua village of Anding District, Dingxi city, visit local farmers and extension officers, inspect terraces and local farming systems
  Travel to Lanzhou University – Yuzhong campus
  Lunch with students in dining hall
  Welcome by Vice President of Lanzhou University
  Tour Yuzhong campus
  Dinner with students of the College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology
  Performances by Chinese students
  Return to hotel

Saturday, May 29

  Leave for Tour of Hexi Corridor
  Stop at Wushaoling to see alpine grassland with yak and Tibetan sheep grazing systems
  Visit Leitai grave at Wuwei city
  Lunch in Wuwei city
  Drive to Mingquin county and see the desert eco-system and oasis-ecosystem en route
  Visit Desert Botanical Garden of Gansu Institute of Desert Control, along with sheep farm
  Drive to Sonhe village in Mingquin county
  Visit Songhe village, meet with Mr. Shi Shuzhu the former village leader, and the national model on desert control; learn local methods and progression of combating desertification and oasis-agricultural systems
  Visit Hongyashan reservoir
  Return to Wuwei city
  Dinner and return to hotel

Sunday, May 30

  Depart for Zhangye city and visit high mountain desert meadow ecosystem en route
  Arrive in Zhangye city and visit Dafe Temple
  Lunch in Zhangye city
  Drive to Linze county, view oasis agricultural system en route
  Visit Linze Field Station of College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University; meet Mr. Zhao Yin (station manager) and inspect alfalfa and wheat fields along with salinized meadow ecosystem
  Drive to Jiayuguan and view west end of Great Wall en route
  Visit Jiayuguan Pass
  Sightseeing in Jiayuguan
  Dinner and return to hotel

Monday, May 31

  Depart to Dunhuang
  Lunch at Anxi county
  Visit Mogao Grottoes
  Camel rides/Sand sledding
  Dinner and return to hotel

Tuesday, June 1

  Silk rug factory
  Travel to Dunhuang Airport to depart for Beijing
  Meet guide and travel to hotel

Wednesday, June 2

  Meet with China Agriculture University students
  Tour of East and West Campuses
  Temple of Heaven
  Wangfujing Street
  Return to hotel

Thursday, June 3

  Great Wall of China
  Lunch (at different restaurant preferably)
  Pearl Market
  Summer Palace
  Dinner and Acrobat Show
  Return to hotel

Friday, June 4

  Tian An Men Square
  Forbidden City
  Visit Ming Tombs

Saturday, June 5

  Jade Factory
  Travel to PEK Airport and depart for U.S.A.