Shanghai, March 28- With the continuous upgrade of tourism consumption, overseas study tour is becoming a hot choice. Statistics show that in 2015 13.5 million Chinese students participated in study tours in foreign countries. The market is estimated to remain a high-speed growth of more than 20% in the next five years.
Both supply and demand sides of the study tour market have changed a lot, according to Yin Wenqi, COO of Damei International Travel Service, on the one hand, parents expect their children to learn more from the study tour, rather than just for a tour and sightseeing.
On the other hand, the time of the study tour also has changed from the original winter and summer vacation to the whole year. “Those Chinese students who decide not to take the domestic College Entrance Exam are hoping to have an in-depth experience of the foreign education model.”
In order to attract more Chinese children to experience the authentic international study tour program, Damei Education yesterday specially invited Prof. Kyle from Stanford University and mentor Sophia to Shanghai to face-to-face communicate with Chinese education counterparts and parents.
At the scene, Prof. Kyle presented the popular Design Thinking course which was initiated by Stanford University as well as some ice-breaking interactive teaching practice.
Prof. Kyle also introduced that the two-week overseas study tour “Study at Stanford and live in Silicon Valley” welcomes Chinese students over the age of 6 throughout 2017.