AMDSB Experience The World 2019


AMDSB Experience The World



The Avon Maitland District School Board is offering students from Stratford Central, Stratford Northwestern, St. Mary’s DCVI and Listowel DSS, grades 9-12. in the 2018/2019 school year, the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with students from the Shanghai Xingzhi High School from Shanghai, China.


Twenty students in grades nine to twelve will be selected to represent our school board and will be joined by two AMDSB staff on this incredible experiential learning opportunity. The students will be twinned with a student of the same age and gender from the Shanghai Xingzhi High School.


Our students will travel to Shanghai, China between March 8th – 18th, 2019 and students from Shanghai will travel to stay with our host families April 10th and 14th, 2019.


During the exchange, our students will attend the school on some days. Other days they will be on tours and participating in cultural experiences. We will spend a couple of days in Beijing on the return home. While hosting our families will be responsible to provide the visiting student with some experiences to enrich their experience. The daytime excursions will be provided by the AMDSB.


The cost per student is $2500 including taxes and will include all transportation fees, meals, accommodation, visa and airport transfers. Travel medical and cancellation insurance are required and the responsibility of the student. Students will want to take spending money, although hosting expenses while your twin is here from China are the responsibility of the participant / family.


In order to travel to China, AMDSB students will need a valid Canadian passport. It must be valid for six months after the China return date. If the AMDSB student is not a Canadian citizen, it is his/her responsibility to ensure there is proper documentation to enter China in advance of the travel dates.  Students should contact the home country’s consulate/embassy to determine the necessary visa requirements.

Students who are interested in participating in this exchange should fill out this application – A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. This is non refundable after December 5th. If you have any questions please email:

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Travel plan in China March 2019

Date Plan Traffic
March 08, 2019 Fly from Toronto to Shanghai.


March 09, 2019 After arrival in Shanghai go to Shanghai Xingzhi High School. Student live with Host families and Teachers live in Hotel. Bus
March 10, 2019 Students: Program with the host families (take part in the activities of the Chinese family’s weekend life)

Teachers: Sight seeing in Shanghai ( Huangpu river, city tour, Yu Garden, Nanjing Street, Museum. Xin Tian Di or Shi Ku Men and so on.)

March 11. 2019 1. Welcome ceremony

2. Chinese calligraphy, Dance, Math, Physic and chemistry and sport lessons

3. Music or art activities

March 12, 2019 1. School lessons.

2. Activities in the school.

March 13, 2019 1. Science and technology center

2. Sport activities (football, basketball and so on.)

3. Sight seeing in Park

March 14, 2019 One Day Tour in Watertown  Zhu Jia Jiao or other old Chinese town. Bus
March 15, 2019 Take the fast train to Beijing and Hotel check in. Bus/Train
March 16, 2019 Visit the Forbidden City, TianAnMen Square,  National Museum, Wangfujing Street. Bus
March17, 2019 Visit the Great Wall, Visit from outside of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, and visit the Olympic Park Bus
March 18, 2019 Temple of Heaven, HuTong Trip, HouHai Park and Fly back to Canada Bus/Plane

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AMDSB Experience The World China

Travel plan in China March 2019

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