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---Language & Cultural Center
A nonprofit organization
53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401; 207-990-0710 /1-888-769-6688; jingzhang@bangorchinese.com

Education and Business Trip to China

From July 17 to 27, 2017

Sean Faircloth, former Mayor of Bangor will lead the 11-day education/business trip to Beijing and Hailar/Qingdao, China, under the auspices of the Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine. The mission of the group will explore cooperative educational opportunities, and methods to increase Maine exports and business partnerships with China.

The trip will departure on Monday, July 17 and return on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The co-payment is $1,495. The program will cover in-country air/train tickets, hotels/rooms, most meals and local transportation. International air ticket and visa fees are excluded.

It is scheduled as follows:
Day 1 – Depart Bangor
Day 2 – Arrive Beijing (evening)
Day 3 and 4 – Visit schools and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and meet with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and officials of Hanban to explore the cooperative opportunities in education between Maine and China. During the late afternoon, the group will visit Tiananmen Square, the fabled Forbidden City, the Great Wall, or visit a traditional Beijing residential location/hutong. (Meals B,L,D provided)
Day 5 – Take train/Fly to Nanjing. (Meals B,L,D)
Day 6 – In Nanjing: city's elementary, middle, high schools, and colleges. This is followed by a meeting with the city's education department and schools administrative officials to establish partnership, exchange, 2+2 or 3+1 cooperation. This will also be an opportunity to meet with students who are interesting in study in the US.
Day 7 – In Nanjing: This will follow up the previous day’s meeting to provide additional opportunities for delegation members to meet with students/parents or interesting business partners/ potential investors individually for more detailed discussion. (Meals B,L, D)
Day 8 – Visit the city's factories, businesses, and historical sites. There will be a meeting with local business leaders and business officials of the city. (Meals B,L,D)
Day 9 – Visit Suzhou's factories, businesses, and historical sites.
Day 10 - Take a high speed train to Shanghai
Day 11 - Leave Shanghai to return to USA

To reserve your place, please complete the registration form and return it with $295 deposit to 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2017.

For more information please call Jing at 990-0710; or email to jingzhang@bangorchinese.com.