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China Program

China Program

MindVISA uses a combination of carefully-chosen international travel and specialized pedagogy to help young minds know themselves more. (MindVISA is a travel-based education provider, and not a travel agency. Please read the About us and our Approach sections of this website).

Why China?

Can a land of billion people economically develop, really? China has confounded the world by proving that it is possible. We invite young Indian minds to experience China – so familiar because of its billion plus population like India – yet so unfamiliar because of China’s unprecedented growth. Straddling between tradition and modernity, combined with its unaccustomed social and political milieu, China will make young Indian minds question themselves like never before.

Our China program takes you to Beijing, Shanghai and Guilin. Between visits to the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and Shanghai bund; experiencing Chinese tea ceremonies, watching an opera, taking a gorgeous Li River boat trip, and exploring Buddhist temples, we mix history, arts, culture, and nature, with lessons on economic development. These visits are carefully interwoven with MindVISA’s experiential learning program, to let young Indian minds learn about themselves and develop critical leadership abilities. (See program itinerary below)

Please use the registration form to enroll in the program, if you are in the age group of 14-18 years.




Places to Visit

Group Work and Special Events


  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Flight to Kuala Lumpur
  • City tour
  • Ice-breaker games
  • Self-discovery games
  • Learning about the Silk Road


  • Beijing
  • Flight to Beijing
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Chinese opera


  • Beijing
  • Forbidden city
  • Hutong tour
  • Drum & Bell towers
  • Story of the Chinese Empire
  • Games to observe oneself in a group setting


  • Beijing
  • Summer palace
  • Taoist Dongyu temple
  • Folk music and dance
  • Learning about religions in China - Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism


  • Beijing
  • The great wall of China


  • Visioning exercises – imagining the future


  • Shanghai
  • People’s square
  • Shanghai museum
  • Shanghai bund
  • Stories about Chinese inventions
  • Creative problem-solving games


  • Shanghai
  • Jade Budhha temple
  • Yuyuan gardens & bazaar
  • Flight to Guilin
  • Tea-tasting ceremony


  • Guilin
  • River walk
  • Solitary Beauty peak
  • Shan lake - Sun and Moon twin pagodas
  • Night market
  • Tai chi
  • Team building games


  • Guilin
  • Li river tour
  • Yangzhou city tour
  • Games to learn how to listen to nature
  • Impressions Sanjie Liu show, the world’s largest natural theatre - using Li river and the surrounding 12 hills as the stage  


  • Guilin
  • Dragon Backbone rice terraces
  • Imagining what kind of cities to build as we grow
  • Leadership games


  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Flight to Kuala Lumpur
  • Decision-making games


  • Kuala Lumpur
  • City tour
  • Flight to Chennai
  • De-briefing about the journey