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General Information

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Featured Speakers

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Participating Institutions

Participating Institutions

WLSA Ambassador Stipend

WLSA Ambassador Stipend

The WLSA Conference

The WLSA Foundation is a non-profit organization that bridges where east meets west in international education. It is a joint educational foundation which aims to promote cooperation and academic exchange between leading secondary schools in the world as well as experts in the field of higher education. We promote a holistic education standing on the WLSA principles of; diversity, inclusion, empathetic leadership and personal student growth.

The 2017 WLSA & College Admission Network (CAN) Conference takes place July 7-10  in Shanghai. This years theme is, International Education: Exploring & Expanding its Relevance and will unite the leaders in international education, admissions and college counseling using our WLSA platform to discuss the best practices for internationally minded institutions. The conference is open to anyone interested in global education, and will address critical issues facing international students with an emphasis on providing international experiences for mobile and immobile students, managing an international team, new trends in global admissions, holistic student development, marketing and social media and curriculum development.

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ABOUT THE VENUE

Shanghai Jiaotong University
1954 Huashan Road
Xuhui
Shanghai, Shanghai 200030
China

The host for the 2017 WLSA & CAN Conference is Jiaotong University. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a public research university located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1896 by an imperial edict issued by the Guangxu Emperor, the university is renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious and selective universities in China. Jiaotong is one of the most celebrated universities in China and will be the host of the WLSA & CAN Conference. Located in the heart of central Shanghai it boasts hotels, restaurants and cafes perfect for in between sessions or grabbing a quick bite. Please note: due to the physical environment of Jiaotong University, not all of the facilities are wheelchair accessible.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Crowne Plaza Shanghai
400 Panyu Rd, Changning Qu,
Shanghai Shi, China, 200052

A block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai has been reserved for the WLSA & CAN Conference. They are offered at a special rate of 650 RMB (90.00 euro) per night. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis by contacting the WLSA headquarters.

There are many hotels to fit a variety of budgets within walking distance of Jiaotong University. Should you choose to book on your own, the Tianping Hotel and the Regal International East Asia Hotel are both available to you.

Transporation

From Airport to Jiatong University Area
The area of Jiatong University is easily accessible by public transit and taxi from all the major Shanghai Airports. If you wish to take a taxi please show your driver the following:

To Crowne Plaza Shanghai
上海市 长宁区 番禺路400号,
上海银星假日酒店,
邮编200052

To Jiatong University
上海市徐汇区华山路1954号,
上海交通大学(徐汇校区),
邮编200030

  • Friday, July 7

    Time

    Event/Session

    Speaker

    8:00-17:00

    Registration Open

     

    8:30-10:00

    Pre-Conference Panel Event
    Real World Scenarios; a discussion between leaders in education & business
    Question: What are the skills needed for a globalised workforce?


    Question: What will the international job market look like in 2030?




    Chris Watson, James Nondorf, Berry Bock, Kelly Walter, Chuck Ng & Daniel Traça Ph.D., 


    Charlie Jenkinson, Gail Berson Randall C. Deike, Ph.D., James Montoya & Michele Butler

    10:00-10:30

    Tea & Coffee Break
     

    10:30-12:30

    Conference Opening
    10:30-10:45 Welcome Word from our Host,
    Shanghai Jia Tong University
    10:45-11:30 WLSA Opening and Signing of Letter of Intent 11:30-12:30 Opening Plenary: College Admission Network


    Jack Jia, Tony Little, Jian Wu, Douglas Christiansen Ph.D., Kelly Walter, Robert Lay, & Ginny Maddux

    12:30-13:30

    Complimentary Lunch

     

    13:45-14:45

    Breakout Session 1:
    Testing and Assessment Trends in U.S. & China Colleges

    Life Skills for Fostering International Student Development

       
    Jeff Brenzel Ph.D. & Professor Fangxian Zheng

    Dr. Sumer Singh , Ph.D.

    14:45-15:15

    Tea & Coffee Break

     

    15:15-16:15

    Breakout Session 2:
    College Admission Network: Understanding & Navigating U.S. Educational Models

    Confidence to Lead: Integrating Student Leadership into the Planning of Service Programmes 

     
    Robert Lay, Ginny Maddux, Megan Harlan, Jamie Chan, Hector Martinez, Shiny Wang & Jean Wall 


    Elizabeth Gray 

    16:30-17:30

    College Admission Network:
    The Seven Components of U.S. University Applications

     
    Robert Lay, Ginny Maddux, Carrie Xi, Deren Finks, Megan Harlan, Hector Martinez, Chemeli Kipkorir & Jamie Chan

     
    Taking Responsibility: Facilitating Student Leadership During Service Programmes 
    Elizabeth Gray

    18:00

    Welcome Reception

     
  • Saturday, July 8

    Time

    Event/Session

    Speaker

    8:00-17:00

    Registration Open
     

    9:00-10:00

    CAN Keynote:
    Innovation in College Admissions

    James Nondorf

    10:00-10:15

    Tea & Coffee Break
     

    10:15-11:15

    College Admission Network:
    Holistic Admissions Process as Highly Selective
    U.S. Universities (Pt. 1 of 3)

    Servant Leadership: unlocking talent in cultureally diverse schools (Pt. 1 of 2)
    Douglas Christiansen Ph.D. & Kelly Walter, Gail Berson, Randall C. Deike Ph.D,
    Kedra Ishop Ph.D., & Christopher Watson

    Silvia van de Bunt Kokhuis, Ph.D. & Elisa van de Bunt, Ph.D.

    11:30-12:30

    College Admissions Network Plenary 
    Point/Counterpoint: Perceptions & Misperceptions 
    of the College Admissions Process at Selective 
    Institutions (Pt. 2 of 3)

    How to Align Culture, Structure, & Strategy in Your School Organization

    Kelly Walter & Doug Christiansen Ph.D., Gail Berson, Randall C. Deike Ph.D., Kedra Ishop Ph.D., & Christopher Watson

    Silvia van de Bunt Kokhuis Ph.D. & Elisa van de Bunt Ph.D.

    12:30-13:30

    Complimentary Lunch
     

    13:30-14:30

    College Admission Network:
    Case Studies in Admissions (Pt. 3 of 3)



    Wake Up Class! 5 Digital Age Pedagogie That Will Revolutionize Your Classroom
    Kelly Walter & Doug Christiansen Ph.D., Gail Berson, Randall C. Deike Ph.D., Kedra Ishop Ph.D., & Christopher Watson


    Craig Blewett Ph.D. & Trevor Hall

    14:45-15:45

    College Admissions Network:
    The Relevance of World-Leading Admissions Qualifications Within International Education

    Stem & Admissions: Addressing the Need for Better Prepared & More Diverse Students


    James Montoya, Beth Shotton, Michele Butler, Isthier Chaudhury & Yu Zhang



    Paul Havern, Anjana Ahuja Ph.D., & Craig Blewett, Ph.D.




    15:45-16:00

    Tea & Coffee Break
     

    16:00-17:00

    Breakout Session 2
    Students Perspectives on
    Applications & Standing Out 


    Managing Expectations: Figures, Facts, & Choosing
    the Right School


    International Admissions in a Post Trump & Brexit Era

    Cyrus Motanya, Sasasa Dlamini, Ventali Tan & Sienna Zhang

    Jean Wall, John Gaines, Tara Bubble, Hector Martinez, Nanci Tessier & Tara Bubble

    Michele Butler, Beth Shotton, & Isthier Chaudhury

    18:30-20:00

    College Fair at the Crowne Plaza
     

    19:30-21:00

    Council Board Meeting
     
  • Sunday, July 9

    Time

    Event/Session

    Speaker

    8:00-17:00

    Registration Open
     

    9:00-10:30

    Breakout Sessions 1
    WLSA Associates Meeting

    Cross Cultural Leadership Training

    Building the College Counselling Team: Leveraging the school culture to support student applications

    Jack Jia & Tony Little

    Peter Merrill & Charlie Jenkinson

    Robert Lay, Ginny Maddux, Megan Harlan, Hector Martinez, Shiny Wang, Jamie Chan, Jean Wall & Chemeli Kipkorir

    10:30-10:45

    Tea & Coffee Break
     

    10:45-11:15

    Student Spotlight: WLSA Best Delegate Award

    David Weber, Westville Boys' School, Student

    11:30-12:30

    Breakout Sessions 2
    The African Continent; A conversation among leaders in education

    Learning by Doing: A youthful perspective on the high school identity and exploring our global and cultural positions in education around the world

    Holistic Approaches to International Student Support

    Sara Mierke, Andrew Taylor, Temba Maqubela & Trevor Hall

    The WLSA Student Council



    Marianne Smith, Rob McGuiness, Andrew Leale & Michelle Phillips

    12:30-13:30

    Complimentary Lunch
     

    13:30-14:30

    Breakout Sessions 3
    Innovative Schools talk Diversity & Access


    Creating a Culture of Empathy

    Best Practices in College Counselling: Transparency & Communication
    *for college counsellors only

    Matej Sapak, Innes van Nostrand, William Nicholas & Siddharth Singh

    Jean Rutherford Wall & Deren Finks 

    Robert Lay & Ginny Maddux

    14:45-15:45

    Leadership and Culture, an International Perspective (Pt. 1)
    Carla Millar Ph.D. & John Mahon Ph.D.

    15:45-16:00

    Tea & Coffee Break
     

    16:00-17:00

    WLSA Keynote 
    An American Perspective: Selective College Admissions

    Janet Rapelye
    Dean of Admissions,
    Princeton University
  • Monday, July 10

    Time

    Event/Session

    Speaker

    8:00-12:00

    Registration Open
     

    9:00-10:00

    Breakout Sessions 1
    Leading in a Cross Cultural Environment - Part 2

    The Challenges of Experiential Education in the
    Developing World

    Teacher & Headmaster Training; The Importance of
    International Training in China

    Carla Millar Ph.D. & John Mahon Ph.D.

    Nishad Das


    Juncheng Wang, Ruihua Dai, Bradford Gioia & Douglas Christiansen Ph.D.

    10:00-10:15

    Tea & Coffee
     

    10:15-11:15

    Breakout Sessions 2
    Asian Voices: A Conversation Among
    School Leaders

    Preparing for International School Leadership: Insights and Advice for Teachers and Aspiring Heads of School

    Andri Nurcahyani & Dr. Sunshik Min Ph.D.


    Dr. Helen Wright Ph.D. 



    11:30-12:30

    Breakout Session 3
    Soft Skills Create Mental Strength

    Making the case for outside-the-box summer initiatives and its importance in a globalized world

    Debate Hour: The House believes single sex education is more effective than co-ed

    Catriona Redding & Marrianne Smith

    Elizabeth Morrison 



    Catherine Raw, Andrew Leale, Tamara Bobakova & Flavia Vidal


    12:30-13:30

    Complimentary Lunch
     

    13:30-14:30

    Shanghai YK Pao School Chorale
    Led by Ralph Allwood Ph.D., Oliver Tarney, Dan Turner & James Day

    14:30-16:00

    Breakout Sessions 4
    WLSA Associates & Friends Share Their Stories





    Cross Cultural Leadership Training (Pt. 2) 


    Debate Hour: The house believes that education technology in the classroom is a waste of time and money

    Natalie Smith, Dr. Helen Wright Ph.D., Charlie Jenkinson, Robert Lay, Flavia Vidal, Rafaela Moutzouris, Strauss Cooper, Sunny Ma, Ana Maria Balazuela, Sara Mierke & Jiuguang Feng


    Peter Merrill & Charlie Jenkinson

    16:00-16:15

    Tea & Coffee
     

    16:15-17:15

    Closing Plenary Keynote
    Tony Little,
    Former Eton College Headmaster & WLSA Chairman

    19:00

    Closing Dinner
    Location to be announced

Keynote Speakers

Janet R
Janet Lavin Rapelye
Dean of Admission
Princeton University

Janet Lavin Rapelye was appointed dean of admission at Princeton University, July 1 2003. In this capacity, she serves on the president's cabinet and is responsible for articulating the University’s mission to prospective students and their families. Dean Rapelye works closely with all University constituencies and a 40-person staff, and serves as spokesperson for the admission office and for the University on all admission matters.

Dean Rapelye served as dean of admission at Wellesley College from 1991-2003 and was associate director of admissions at Bowdoin College from 1986-1991. Earlier she worked in the admissions offices at Stanford University and Williams College. She was certified by the Vermont Board of Education and taught in a rural public high school in northern Vermont. She is a graduate of Williams College and holds a master’s degree from Stanford University. Dean Rapelye is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors as well as a member of the College Board.

James Nondorf

James Nondorf
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement
University of Chicago

James G. Nondorf is the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Chicago. At UChicago, Jim oversees College Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Office of Career Advancement. He has also served as chair of the SAT Committee and been an adviser for the College Board. Prior to his tenure at UChicago, he served as Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Director of Student Outreach and Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University.

Jim earned a BA in economics from Yale University and an MLA in ethics from Valparaiso University.

Featured Speakers 

Andrew Leale

Andrew Leale

Director of Admissions & Marketing,
Tonbridge School (UK)

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

Principal, 
Maru-a-Pula (Botswana)

 

Anjana Ahuja, PhD

Anjana Ahuja, PhD

Freelance Science Writer and Events Chair,
The Times (UK)

Berry Bock

Berry Bock

Director Central Services,
Montessori School Amsterdam
(The Netherlands)

Beth Shotton

Beth Shotton

Director of International Admissions,
University of St Andrews (UK)

Caitriona Redding

Caitriona Redding

Director of International Admissions,
Oundle School (UK)

Carla Millar, PhD

Carla Millar, PhD

Professor of International Marketing & Management
University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Catherine Raw

Catherine Raw

Principal,
Westville Girls’ High School (South Africa)

Charlie Jenkinson

Charlie Jenkinson

Head of Sixth Form,
Haileybury College (UK)

Chemeli Kipkorir

Chemeli Kipkorir

Guidance Counselor,
African Leadership Academy (South Africa)

Christopher Watson

Christopher Watson

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Admission,
Northwestern University (USA)

Chuck Ng

Chuck Ng

Partner,
PreAngel Partners (China)

Craig Blewett

Craig Blewett

Education Technology Consultant, Speaker, Researcher & Author, 
University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)

Cyrus Motanya

Cyrus Motanya

Harvard Graduate (USA)

Daniel Traça

Daniel Traça

Dean and Professor,
NOVA School of Business and Economics (Portugal)

Deren Finks

Deren Finks

Dean of College Counseling,
Cranbrook Schools (USA)

Douglas Christiansen, PhD

Douglas Christiansen, PhD

Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid,
Vanderbilt University (USA)

Dr. Helen Wright, PhD

Dr. Helen Wright, PhD

Non-Executive Director and International Education Advisor,
Global Thought Leadership(UK)

Dr. Sumer Singh, PhD

Dr. Sumer Singh, PhD

Independent Education Consultant, Education Salad
& Former Head, Daly College, Indore (India)

Elisa van de Bunt, PhD

Elisa van de Bunt, PhD

Professor of Management and Organization,
 Vrije Universiteit (The Netherlands)

Elizabeth Morrison

Elizabeth Morrison

Educator, Boston Public Schools (USA)
& Founder, Project Decathlon (USA)

Fangxian Zheng

Fangxian Zheng

President,
Shanghai Municipal Educational Examinations Authority (China)

Flavia Vidal

Flavia Vidal

Instructor in English, Director of the Brace Center for Gender Studies, and Director of the Brazil PLACES Programme,
Philips Academy (USA)

Gail Berson

Gail Berson

Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid,
Mount Holyoke College (USA) 

Ginny Maddux

Ginny Maddux

Director of College Couseling,
Montgomery Bell Academy (USA)

Han Guo

Han Guo

Principal,
Beijing 101 High School (China)

Hector Martinez

Hector Martinez

Director of College Guidance,
The Webb Schools (USA)

Innes van Nostrand

Innes van Nostrand

Principal,
Appleby College (Canada)

Isthier Chaudhury

Isthier Chaudhury

Assistant Director of International Admissions,
University of Rochester (USA)

James Day

James Day

Director of Music (Pimlico Musical Foundation), Director (Tiffin Boys' Choir), Music Director (Fulham Camerata),
Tiffin School (UK)

James Montoya

James Montoya

Chief of Membership, Governance, and Global Higher Education and Secretary,
College Board (USA)

Jamie Chan

Jamie Chan

Upper School Dean,
Harvard-Westlake School (USA)

Jean Rutherford Wall

Jean Rutherford Wall

Director of College Counseling,
Tampa Prepatory School (USA)

Jeff Brenzel, PhD

Jeff Brenzel, PhD

Research Associate, Office of the President
Lecturer, Humanities Program
Yale University (USA)

Jian Wu

Jian Wu

Principal & Party Secretary,
High School Affiliated to Fudan University (China)

John Mahon, PhD

John Mahon, PhD

Chair of International Business Policy & Strategy,
University of Maine (USA)

John O. Gaines

John O. Gaines

Director of Undergraduate Admissions,
Vanderbilt University (USA)

Juncheng Wang

Juncheng Wang

Principal & Secretary,
Beijing No.8 High School (China)

Kedra Ishop, PhD

Kedra Ishop, PhD

First vice provost for enrollment management, 
University of Michigan (USA)

Kelly Walter

Kelly Walter

Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions,
Boston University (USA)

Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Leadership, Expedition and Service Program Consultant (UK)

Marrianne Smith

Marrianne Smith

Housemistress and Head of Personal, Social, and Health Education, 
Oundle School (UK)

Matej Sapak

Matej Sapak

Principal,
LEAF Academy (Slovakia)

Megan Harlan

Megan Harlan

Director of College Counseling, 
Groton School (USA)

Michele Butler

Michele Butler

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions,
University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Michelle Philips

Michelle Philips

Head of Middle School,
Geelong Grammar School (Australia)

Nanci Tessier

Nanci Tessier

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management,
Boston College (USA)

Nishad Das

Nishad Das

Director of Global Education,
Groton School (USA)

Paul Havern

Paul Havern

Assistant Director of Admissions, 
The Cooper Union (USA)

Peter Merrill, PhD

Peter Merrill, PhD

Head of the Division of World Languages,
Phillips Academy (USA)

Ralph Allwood, PhD

Ralph Allwood, PhD

Director of Music,
Shanghai YK Pao School-Choral Course (China)

Randall C. Deike, PhD

Randall C. Deike, PhD

Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success,
Drexel University (USA)

Rob McGuiness

Rob McGuiness

Assistant Head of School, Global Education
Appleby College (Canada)

Robert Lay

Robert Lay

Dean for Enrollment Management,
Boston College (USA)

Ruihua Dai

Ruihua Dai

Training Center Director,
Ministry of Education Principals (China)

Sara Mierke

Sara Mierke

Program Director for Global Programs,
African Leadership Academy (South Africa)

Siddharth Singh

Siddharth Singh

Director,
The Emerald Heights International School (India)

Stephen Meek

Stephen Meek

Principal, 
Geelong Grammar School (Australia)

Sunshik Min, PhD

Sunshik Min, PhD

Principal,
Korea International School (South Korea)

Sylvia van de Bunt Kokhuis, PhD

Sylvia van de Bunt Kokhuis, PhD

Co-director of Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education,
Vrije Universiteit (The Netherlands)

Tara Bubble

Tara Bubble

Deputy Director of Undergraduate Admissions, 
Cornell University (USA)

Taylor Stockdale

Taylor Stockdale

Head of Schools,
The Webb Schools (USA)

Temba Maqubela

Temba Maqubela

Headmaster,
Groton School (USA)

Tony Little

Tony Little

Former Headmaster, Eton College (UK)
Chairman, WLSA Executive Board

Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

Headmaster,
Westville Boys' High School (South Africa)

William Nicholas

William Nicholas

Second Master,
Marlborough College (UK)

WLSA Student Council

WLSA Student Council

Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang

International Recruitment Coordinator,
University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (China)

Participating Institutions

 

  • Activated Academy 

  • African Leadership Academy

  • Al Mawakeb School - Al Barsha

  • Appleby College

  • Bard College

  • Beijing 101

  • Boston College 

  • Boston University

  • The Brearley School

  • The College Board

  • The Cooper Union 

  • Cornell University 

  • Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School 

  • Denison University

  • Due West Education 

  • Duolingo

  • Drexel University

  • Education Salad 

  • The Emerald Heights International School 

  • Eton College 

  • Geelong Grammar School 

  • Global Thought Leadership 

  • Groton School 

  • Haileybury College 

  • Harvard-Westlake

  • Korea International School

  • LEAF Academy 

  • Marlborough College 

  • Maru-a-Pula School

  • Montgomery Bell Academy 

  • Mount Holyoke College

  • Northwestern University 

  • NYU Shanghai 

  • Oakham School 

  • Oundle School 

  • Phillips Academy

  • Poly Prep Country Day School 

  • Primary School Chandpur Harvansh 

  • Princeton University 

  • Project Decathlon 

  • Rhodes University

  • Sekolah Bogor Raya 

  • Sekolah Global Indo-Asia

  • St Alban's College 

  • Tampa Preperatory School

  • University of California, Berkeley 

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Ibadan

  • University of Maine

  • University of Rochester 

  • University of South Carolina

  • University of Twente

  • Vanderbilt University 

  • Vasant Valley School

  • VDB Consulting 

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

  • The Webb Schools

  • Westville Boys' High School

  • Westville Girls' High School 

  • Xiamen University

 

Apply for the WLSA Ambassador Stipend

Are you a college counsellor, academic professional or department head from a school listed as a World Bank least developed or developing country?  If so you may qualify for the WLSA Ambassador Stipend.  The aim of the Ambassador Stipend is to encourage diversity from schools all around the world, because at WLSA we believe education is a shared responsibility. 

Successful applicants will have the conference fee waived and receive three night’s accommodation from July 7-10 in the beautiful Crowne Plaza Shanghai. 

To apply please fill in the below form including motivation for attending the 2017 WLSA & CAN Conference.  Chosen candidates will be announced on a rolling basis.  Deadline: May 15th 2017.

Apply now for the WLSA Ambasador Stipend

WLSA Ambassador Stipend Recipients

 

 

 

Explore Shanghai

  • Enjoy green spaces and serenity at Yuyuan Garden
  • Enjoy Shanghai street foods
  • Explore the ancient town of Qibao
  • Explore the culinary delights of Shanghai
  • Take a ride on the Maglev - the world's fastest train!
  • Walk and Shop along the Nanjing Road
  • Enjoy green spaces and serenity at Yuyuan Garden

    Address: 218 Anren St, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200010
    Address for Taxi:上海市黄浦区安仁街137号

     Not far from the Bund, Yuyuan a tranquil and peaceful mirage, and the only surviving Ming Dynasty garden in Shanghai.
    It has become a city highlight due to its beautiful scenery, characterized by decorated bridges, colorful pagodas and intimate enclaves separated by "dragon walls.”
    Emperor Huizong's Jade Rock, said to have been one of private collection is definitely worth seeing.

  • Enjoy Shanghai street foods

    Address: Wu Jiang Lu, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200041
    Address for Taxi:上海市静安区吴江路,邮编200041

    Wujiang Road 吴江路--is the most popular snack street in Shanghai located in the southeast of Jing'an District and near the People's Square, it is a place for a quick bite and after a day shopping on Nanjing Road. It’s a blend of equal parts Chinese and foreign restaurants so you won’t want for anything!
    Many old restaurants along this road are famous for authentic, delicious (and inexpensive) Shanghai snacks.
    Recommended restaurants: Yang's Fry Dumpling 小杨生煎馆, Oriental Express Eatery 东方快车小食, Sweeties 甜蜜蜜 and Jin Shifu Won Ton 金师傅馄饨

  • Explore the ancient town of Qibao

    Address: Qingnian Rd Pedestrian St, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201101
    地址:上海市闵行区七宝古镇

    Located about 18 kilometers from downtown Shanghai, Qibao is a spiritual sanctuary, free from traffic jams, pollution and noise. Qibao in Chinese means seven treasures and the town was so named for a legend that speaks of seven treasures hidden around the area; a Gold Lotus Scripture written by an imperial concubine of the 10th century, a Magic Tree, a Big Bell, a Buddha, a Gold Cock, a pair of Jade Chopsticks and a Jade Axe.
    You need a day to see the entire complex but some places worth a special mention here include Cricket Hall, Tianxiang Restaurant which serves authentic local cuisine, Qibao Theater where you can enjoy many of the distinctive Shanghai Operas.
    Qibao is a quiet place to explore Shanghai's unique past.

  • Explore the culinary delights of Shanghai

    Di Shui Dong ribs
    Shanghai doesn’t seem like it would be famous for its meat, but these fall-off-the-bone ribs are as succulent as there are tender. Address: Di Shui Dong, multiple locations, 2/F, 56 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu Address for taxi : 茂名南路56号, 近长乐路2楼 电话:86 21 6253 2689

    Grilled oysters (烤生蚝)
    Shanghai is sea food foodie heaven and we have an entire street dedicated to oysters, mussels, scallops, crawfish (and for cheap!) to. Try: Han Ji Shao Chao (韩记烧烤), 26 Shouning Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu Address for taxi:寿宁路26号, 近西藏南路

    Stinky tofu (臭豆腐)
    Certainly, the smelliest food in the city, stinky tofu -- fermented and plenty offensive to the nose -- is one of Shanghai’s favorite snacks, and one many foreigners love to hate. Try: Yunnan Nan Lu, near Yan’an Lu Address for taxi:云南南路, 近延安路

  • Take a ride on the Maglev - the world's fastest train!

    Make sure to take the Maglev train from Pudong Airport to the city center is a perfect way to kick of your trip in Shanghai.
    At 431 kph (270 mph, twice the speed of a theme park roller coaster), this air-conditioned, super-clean, magnetically-levitated train covers 30 km (19 miles) in only 8 minutes, though you hardly feel you're moving!
    Visit the Maglev Museum (上海磁浮交通科技馆)to understand the engineering feat and its history.

  • Walk and Shop along the Nanjing Road

    Address: Nanjing Rd Pedestrian St, NanJing Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
    Address for taxi:上海市黄浦区南京路步行街,邮编200000

    The famous Nanjing Road is the equivalent of New York's Fifth Avenue. Get a taste of bustling Chinese commerce where retailers from all over the world; high end, craft, everything is here to accommodate a variety of budgets.
    Come admire the attractive architecture. You can even experience the beauty looking down, Shanghai boasts 37 intricately designed manhole covers.
    Nanjing Road is the perfect place to pick up a silken robe or calligraphy souvenirs.

     

  • Enjoy green spaces and serenity at Yuyuan Garden
  • Enjoy Shanghai street foods
  • Explore the ancient town of Qibao
  • Explore the culinary delights of Shanghai
  • Take a ride on the Maglev - the world's fastest train!
  • Walk and Shop along the Nanjing Road