Atlanta International School

China - March/April 2018

Forbidden City - Beijing, China

Quick facts:

Time: March 24 - April 8, 2018 (+/- 2 days pending airfare)

Faculty Leaders: Mrs. Jie Wu, & Mr. Robert Warren,

EdOdyssey Trip Director: Peter McGovern,

Total Cost: $3,562 per student (Program Fee= $2,350 / International Airfare=$1,212)

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View the program itinerary (version March 8, 2018)

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Attend the pre-departure meeting

WHO: Parents and/or students
DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
TIME: 5pm
LOCATION: AIS Chinese Classroom

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Register & submit program deposit ($500) by November 3, 2017

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



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.


Apply for a Visa:

If you ALREADY HAVE a valid visa for the People's Republic of China you DO NOT need to complete this step.

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

Submit (a) VISA APPLICATION (b) PHOTO and (c) PASSPORT to Mrs. Wu by November 29 at 10am.


-Part 1 - Complete sections 1.1; 1.4-1.8; 1.11-1.14; 1.18-1.24.

-Part 2 - Complete sections 2.9 and 2.10

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

-Part 4 - STUDENT (applicant) signature.



Passport & Visa information:

Submit copy of passport information AND visa information by January 19, 2018 to

All passports must be valid through at least October 9, 2018.


Submit payment #1 ($1,600. ) by January 19, 2018

  • 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 16, 2018 ($850+international airfare TBD).

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    Review important country information & submit health information by March 13, 2018.

    • 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:

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    Submit payment #2 ($1,462.*)by February 16, 2018

    *$250. program fee balance + $1,212. 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!

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      Attend the following pre-departure meeting:

      WHO: Parents and students
      DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
      TIME: 4 - 5pm
      LOCATION: AIS Chinese Classroom

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      Download flight information

      Atlanta (ATL) - Shanghai (PVG): Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:18am scheduled departure (meet 3 hours before at airport at 5:15am)

      Beijing (PEK) - Atlanta (ATL): Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 11:48pm scheduled arrival (parent/guardian pick up at airport)


      Get social:

      Post to social media that your student is traveling abroad.

      Students: tag @edodyssey in your posts while you travel!

      Parents & guardians: follow @edodyssey to see pictures from the trip in real time.

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