The Best Times to Travel to China

From hiking the Great Wall to exploring the city of Shanghai to seeing pandas in Chengdu, there are so many reasons to travel to China. If you get the chance, you should travel to China – but when? Generally speaking, fall and spring are the best times to travel to China because of milder weather. Though it varies by region, there are a few general things to keep in mind when planning your trip.

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The 5 Best Cities in China for Students and Young Travelers

So you want to visit China? That’s a bold decision, so congratulations! You made a good choice. I have lived in China for almost ten years (Beijing and Shanghai to be exact), and in my personal experience, not all cities are great places to visit. There are several reasons for it: some towns are touristy, others are polluted and chaotic. Some cities are not a great place to learn Mandarin from the locals, and others don’t have exciting nightlife, or delicious food to eat, among other things. To make sure you avoid these, I have compiled my favorite cities in China for students and young travelers. Read More

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#MyChinaExperience Contest Winners

StudentUniverse teamed up with Cathay Pacific Airways to make the #MyChinaExperience contest possible! The rules? If you’ve been to China, tell us about your experience. If you haven’t been, tell us what you would do on your free trip to China. After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to choose just one winner which was nearly impossible with the amount of touching entries we received.
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Top 10 Places to Volunteer Abroad

Looking to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Volunteer abroad! It’s not only a great opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives, but one that will also completely change your world forever.

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Top Destinations in Asia

Asia is becoming the hot spot to travel to, so we got the scoop on the top destinations in Asia just for you. From soaring skyscrapers to delicious street food, Asia gives travelers a taste of different cultures. With the recent strength of the US dollar, it also makes Asia one of the prime destinations to travel too. Check out what makes these places special:

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10 Exciting Attractions Opening in 2015, Hidden-City Ticketing and #Selfies

Resolve to travel more this new year? CNN lists 10 exciting attractions opening in 2015

The first of the top 10 most exciting attractions opening in 2015 was the Hello Kitty Park in the Zhejiang Province, China. Hello Kitty’s adoring fans lined up on New Year’s Day to enjoy the 11 themed facilities, including: performance venues, amusement rides, a luxury resort and a grand mahjong hall. The project cost $215 million and is the first Hello Kitty theme park outside of Japan. It is expected to attract one million visitors per year. Read More

December 16: 15% off a trip to China; A Great Discount to Experience a Great Wall

12 Days of Travel: G14CHINA

China has something for everyone, as this country is full of infinite culture, gorgeous landscapes, advanced urban centres, and diversity of possible experiences. Whether your experience entails  the thriving neon cities that stretch the horizon such as Shanghai and Beijing or absorbing the rich history of China by walking the Great Wall, China provides a true experience of how past culture meets the modern world. Read More

Embracing Culture in China

“Traveling is a fool’s paradise,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said. “I have no cranky objection to world travel for the purposes of art, of study, and goodwill, as long as the individual is first domesticated, or doesn’t go abroad with the hope of finding something greater that what he knows. He who travels to be amused, or to get something he doesn’t have within, travels away from himself.” Read More

Hong Kong and Macau Travel Guide

 

Hong Kong is the heart of international travel in Asia. It is cheap and easy to get to from most places and is one of the most dense and vertical cities in the world. Its neighbor to the south is Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia! Hong Kong and Macau are China’s two “special administrative regions,” which basically means that they operate as their own countries (they have their own currencies and governments and you need to show your passport to get in), even though they are very small in size and are technically part of China. Read More