China

China: One Nation, Two Worlds

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that United Airlines is now requiring that travelers who are 15 years old or younger travel as Unaccompanied Minors. You can read more about their specific policies here
    Suggested Route 

    The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

    NOTE: Contact STA Travel to confirm the most updated route information, 877-211-4351

    14-Day Program

    Flight Requirements:
    • Arrive into  Beijing, China (Beijing Capital International Airport; airport code: PEK)
      • Please note that you will commonly depart 1 day prior to arrive on your program start date.
    • Arrival after 10:00 (10am) on the day your program starts
    • Depart from Kunming, Yunnan, China (Kunming Changshui International Airport; airport code: KMG)
    • Depart between 06:00 (6am) and 20:00 (8pm) the day your program ends
      • The domestic flight (booked by GLA) from Beijing to Kunming only allows passengers 20kg (44 pounds) of checked baggage and a carry on bag of 8 kilos (17 pounds).

    Suggested Route - Getting there:
    • OPTION ONE
      • Air China
      • Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Beijing, China (PEK)

    • OPTION TWO
      • Air China
      • New York City, NY (JFK) to Beijing, China (PEK)

    Suggested Route - Coming home: 
    • OPTION ONE
      • Air China
      • Kunming, China (KMG) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

    • OPTION TWO
      • Air China
      • Kunming, China (KMG) to New York City, NY (JFK)
    21-Day Program

    Flight Requirements:
    • Arrive into Kunming, Yunnan, China (Kunming Changshui International Airport; airport code: KMG)
      • Please note that you will commonly depart 1 day prior to arrive on your program start date.
    • Arrive between 06:00 (6am) and 20:00 (8pm) the day your program starts  
    • Depart from Beijing, China (Beijing Capital International Airport; airport code: PEK)
    • Depart after 10:00 (10am) on the day your program ends
      • The domestic flight (booked by GLA) from Kunming to Beijing only allows passengers 20kg (44 pounds) of checked baggage and a carry on bag of 8 kilos (17 pounds).

    Suggested Route - Getting there:
    • OPTION ONE
      • Cathay Pacific
      • Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Hong Kong, China (HKG)
      • Hong Kong, China (HKG) to Kunming, China (KMG)
    • OPTION TWO
      • Cathay Pacific
      • New York City, NY (JFK) to Hong Kong, China (HKG)
      • Hong Kong, China (HKG) to Kunming, China (KMG)
    Suggested Route - Coming home: 
    • OPTION ONE
      • Cathay Pacific
      • Beijing, China (PEK) to Hong Kong, China (HKG)
      • Hong Kong, China to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
    • OPTION TWO
      • Cathay Pacific
      • Beijing, China (PEK) to Hong Kong, China (HKG)
      • Hong Kong, China to New York City, NY (JFK)