Sunday, October 12, 2014

Overseas Field Trip to Shanghai

Hello Geographers!
The destination for this year's OFT is Shanghai!
Join us from 13th-19th December 2014 as we travel to a city where the leading edge of urban modernity blends into a colonial and communist past, home to China's high finance and fashion scenes and an evergreen backdrop for Chinese cinema. Come along, make friends and get to know more Geography majors!
The 5D6N trip (the nights of the 13th and 18th will be spent flying) will include visits to famous Shanghainese sites such as the Bund, People's Square and the French Concession where history, society and politics shape urban space. We're looking at meeting expatriates in Shanghai running walking tours to find out about the city and their lives in globalised space. We'll also take a day trip out to the city of Huangzhou by bullet train to look at issues of domestic tourism. There'll be free time for you do some shopping on Nanjing Road, no worries.
And yes, there will be xiaolongbao.
The cost of the trip is $750, which includes airfare, accommodation, some transportation costs and entrance/activity fees. To sign up or ask questions, drop us an email at Registration ends on Wednesday, 8th October 2014 at 9pm.
Looking forward to seeing you sign up! Cheers!

*Shanghai came in second to Myanmar in the poll we conducted, but we were unable to plan a comprehensive trip in the time we had left to December. That said, we are looking at doing a second OFT during summer break, so stay tuned!

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