First-Timer's Guide to China

Being a school social worker is AMAZING; however, you’re forced to only travel when school is not in session. That means traveling when prices are the highest and families are also traveling with their children. Therefore I was beyond excited for the opportunity to help chaperone a trip for 16 high school art students to visit their sister art school in Shanghai, China! We also visited Beijing and Suzhou! Here's a first-timer guide to China including an overview of essential items to pack, important cultural norms to consider, and must-do activities in each city: