Overseas study tours are off the curriculum for most Chinese children this year. Photo: Xinhua Overseas study tours are off the curriculum for most Chinese children this year. Photo: Xinhua
Overseas study tours are off the curriculum for most Chinese children this year. Photo: Xinhua

China’s US$4.6 billion overseas study tour market halted by coronavirus

  • Education tourism is hugely popular among wealthier families, but health concerns, travel restrictions and uncertainty about school holidays mean that this year most youngsters will be staying at home
  • Shanghai-based Only Education says it helped 1,000 children go on study tours in 2019, but this year the figure could be zero

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Overseas study tours are off the curriculum for most Chinese children this year. Photo: Xinhua Overseas study tours are off the curriculum for most Chinese children this year. Photo: Xinhua
Overseas study tours are off the curriculum for most Chinese children this year. Photo: Xinhua
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