This post was edited by senoritazhao at 2017-8-1 10:23|
I guess this phenomenon got viral on the Internet because China's middle class just started to boom at this moment. Years later, such study tours will be quite common and will receive more regulated guidelines, and even subsidiaries from Ministry of Education (hopefully).
I think the ideal situation is, when wealthy parents got as much time as the amount ofmoney they have now, they themselves would accompany their children to overseastours, trying to learn new knowledge together with their kids. In this way,kids could have a happy holiday with their parents, as relaxation from theschool life. For example, if my son wants to travel to spain, I would work hard and save for a family trip, but I wish he could spend some time to learn spanish before the trip. Once he could use spanish for easy daily conversation, I am happy to sponsor his trip.
Also, it could be nice if the Ministry of Education could place some guidelines for study tours with educational purpose. For example, all the study tours should come with some measurable outcomes; there should be a cap for fees of educational tours, and the best is that the schools could use free or subsidized study tours as incentives to push students to study harder and perform better.