Atlanta International School

China - March/April 2019

Limestone mountains - Guilin & Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

Quick facts:

Time: March 31 - April 13, 2019

Faculty Leaders: Mrs. Wu,, Mr. Gutierrez,

EdOdyssey Educator: Peter McGovern,

Total Cost: $3,655 (2,300 per student + $1,355 international airfare)


View the program itinerary


Attend the informational meeting

WHO: Parents and/or students
DATE: Monday, October 15, 2018
TIME: 4-5pm
LOCATION: AIS Chinese Classroom


Register & submit program deposit ($500) by November 3, 2018.

...and here's the fine print: Terms & Conditions and Participant Release

With AIS, the Business Office takes care of all payments. Please submit your $500 Program Deposit to the AIS Business Office after you register (form above). Checks should be made out to "Atlanta International School."



We want to help make travel as accessible as possible. Consider ways to raise money like getting a part-time job, saving, hosting an event and sending letters.

Below is a sample fundraising letter you are welcome to use and send to family, friends, neighbors, local business, etc. Start early and don't forget to make it personal. Feel free to change as much as you'd like and make it your own.

For information on Financial Aid and Scholarship information please visit our Money Matters page.


Obtain valid passport by January 9, 2019 (renew/apply as soon as possible if needed)

You must have a passport valid at least through October 14, 2019. If you have a valid passport please skip this step and begin the PRC Visa Application (Step #6).

If you need to renew or apply for a new passport please visit the link below. This process can take over six weeks so please begin as soon as possible. You must submit a valid passport on January 4 with your PRC Visa application (Step #6).


Submit (a) VISA APPLICATION (b) PASSPORT PHOTO and (c) PASSPORT to Mrs. Wu by Wednesday, January 9 at 2pm.

If you ALREADY HAVE a VALID visa for the People's Republic of China you DO NOT need to complete this step. Please send a copy of your passport AND visa to

If you NEED a visa for The People's Republic of China please complete the application below. Detailed instructions are below. It is strongly recommended that you save an electronic copy of your Visa Application so, if necessary, edits and adjustments can be easily made.


-Part 1 - Complete sections 1.1; 1.4-1.8; 1.11-1.14; 1.18-1.24; confirm pre-filled answers apply to you.

-Part 2 - Complete sections 2.9 and 2.10; confirm pre-filled answers apply to you.

-Part 3 - Confirm pre-filled answers apply to you.

-Part 4 - IF 18 OR OLDER, applicant signature. IF MINOR, PARENT/GUARDIAN

-Part 5 - IF 18 OR OLDER, leave blank. IF MINOR, PARENT/GUARDIAN (again) - this signature must match that of Part 4.


Submit payment #1 ($1,500. ) by January 17, 2019

  • Please make checks payable to "Atlanta International School" and include student name in memo.

  • Submit to: AIS Business Office (AIS, First Floor)


Upcoming payments: Friday, February 28, 2019 ($300+international airfare TBD).


Review important country information & submit health information by February 28, 2019.

  • Make an appointment with your doctor or a travel clinic to ensure your vaccines are up to date (TIP: bring a copy of the itinerary - you can download a copy under step #1).

  • Read the following health and safety notifications about Peru:

  • After you've had your doctor's appointment, please submit your health and dietary information below:


Submit payment #2 ($1,655*)by February 28, 2018

*$300. program fee balance + $1,355. international airfare

  • Please make checks payable to "Atlanta International School" and include student name in memo.

  • Submit to: AIS Business Office (AIS, First Floor)


Note: this is the final payment!


Attend the following pre-departure meeting:

WHO: Parents and students
DATE: Thursday, March 14, 2019
TIME: 4 - 5 pm
LOCATION: AIS Chinese Classroom


Download flight information

Atlanta (ATL) - Shanghai (PVG): Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 12:30pm scheduled departure (meet 3 hours before at airport at 9:30am)

Shanghai (PVG) - Atlanta (ATL): Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:24pm scheduled arrival (parent/guardian pick up at airport)

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Get social:

Students: tag @edodyssey in your posts and use #edodyssey and #edochina for a chance to win some really cool prizes.

Parents & guardians: follow @edodyssey and see pictures from the trip in real time with #edodchina


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