In 1988 I lived in Beijing and Shanghai as one of the first recipients of the Australia China Council's 'Australian Young Scholar in China scholarships.'
It was a tremendous learning experience, and I've been studying about China ever since.
Dr Jeremy Clarke, PhD
"I highly recommend the professionalism, humour and warm care that Sino-Immersions brings to their work."
Principal Kate Fogarty, Assumption College, Kilmore
"Jeremy combines learning and pleasure,
putting the anxious and curious equally at ease."
Fr Frank Brennan, CEO, Catholic Social Services
"Dr Clarke's knowledge of China, its culture, history and business acumen is extensive and is critically important for our business' success."
Tim Gunning, CEO, Ord Minnett
"Our 2017 company retreat to China
was an outstanding success..."
Steve Bonett, Executive Director,
Precision Group of Companies
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Dr Jeremy Clarke is a uniquely experienced guide for crossing worlds and helping introduce guests to the rich and complex history and culture of China. I worked closely with him to design and run a week-long experiential leadership development tour of China for staff from The Scots College, Sydney.
As a seasoned scholar, he has a deep and nuanced grasp of contemporary and historical issues which he communicates in a highly engaging and relevant way, and as someone with years of local experience in Chinese and Western settings he is able to craft a boutique approach that fits the experience to each individual and group.
I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to truly immerse themselves in China.
Dr Hugh Chilton, PhD, Director of Research and Professional Learning,
The Scots College, Sydney
"Our 2017 company retreat to China was an outstanding success thanks to the extraordinary efforts made by such an experienced tour company, led by Jeremy Clarke. Managing our team of 30 people through a week of busy events and cultural learnings was flawlessly and expertly handled by Jeremy and his team.
An in depth knowledge of the country and history, deep relationships with the locals and unique places to visit, were just a few of the highlights. What made the week particularly special was the wonderful and friendly manner that all our guests were treated with, answering all our questions and helping us with our countless requests, always with a smile and good humour. Our sincerest gratitude to you and your team Jeremy ! "
Steve Bonett, Executive Director of Precision Group of Companies
"Dr Clarke led my wife and I on a tour of China that involved business, tourism and engagement with influential individuals involved in the area of Education. ....
We were able to see and experience much more than any of our friends who have traveled on their own or in a large tour group."
Mr Shane Hogan, Principal, Kambala, Sydney
formerly Headmaster of St Ignatius' College, Riverview, 2002-2013
"Our trip was most successful and it is fair to say much of the success was due to Jeremy's ability to understand and manage the cultural differences and translate fluently in a technical area (LED screen technology)."
Justin Herlihy, CEO, Big Kahuna Imagineering
"Our tour of China was a true pleasure. Jeremy was able to show us China today while placing what we experienced in the context of China of yesteryear and China in the World. ... I can highly recommend Sino-Immersions for those wanting a unique trip to China."
Dr Anica Vasic, Rheumatologist, St George Hospital
"Some of my best memories are the dining experiences with the locals both in the small back streets to the fine dining restaurants sampling the full range of Chinese Cuisine, the great wine bars and mostly, the walking, talking and laughter along the way. I could not have asked for a better immersion."
Fiona Devlin, Director of Communications and Events,
Loyola College, Watsonia
"Our tour through China, with Dr Jeremy Clarke as leader, was the best that we have experienced in group travel. The itinerary was appropriately flexible, Jeremy was able to read the energy and mood of the travellers and catered for the participants accordingly. ...
We highly recommend any tour that you would be privileged to enjoy under the guidance of Dr Jeremy Clarke."
Mark & Sue McGinnity, Monivae College, Hamilton, Victoria
"Jeremy shares his deep knowledge of China, church history and relations with the West generously and effortlessly. ... He combines learning and pleasure, putting the anxious and curious equally at ease."
Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, CEO, Catholic Social Services, Australia
"Dr Clarke's knowledge of the history, his fluency in the language, his ability to pick out the most appropriate places for a visit, and his knowledge of places away from the tourist track which provide very enjoyable opportunities to dine and relax and which give a glimpse of how the mainstream Chinese people live and work all helped produce an experience that was intriguing, educative, relaxing and which opened up new vistas of appreciation of another culture."
Bishop Greg O'Kelly, SJ, Port Pirie Diocese
"Thank you to Jeremy Clarke and his team for our spectacular Pilgrimage to China to celebrate 100 years of Columban Mission.
With 23 travellers of diverse ages, we were led through China to many historical sites where Columbans began their mission in 1920. Having lived and studied in China, and with his knowledge not only of Chinese history and culture but of Columban history as well, Jeremy made every place that we visited ‘come alive’.
Sino Immersions went above and beyond the brief to ensure that the 12 day experience in China was to be an unforgettable experience.
Jeremy’s organisational skills, his attention to detail and his care and concern for all travellers ensured that the trip through China surpassed all our expectations and was better than wonderful!"
Director of Communications and Publications
Editor of The Far East magazine
Missionary Society of St Columban
"I was so impressed by the continuous organising which Jeremy did, as well as informing us and inspiring us with our visit to China. It is obviously not a third world country anymore! However, he obviously feels part of it, and can communicate with all the people.
He also managed to stay positive and inspire us to do so… telling us we are pilgrims, and therefore will be sometimes challenged!
It was also wonderful to seek out all the Columban areas, which were not just historical, but active Catholic parishes, who were happy to celebrate with us the 100 year Celebration of Columbans. Even though some of the churches were hidden away, they were still an active parish. Many young parishioners too. We had so many Masses that we felt very spiritually inspired! So it really was a Spiritual Pilgrimage!"
Thank you so much Jeremy, and many Blessings to you!
Jo and Kevin Bell, Broome
Participants in the Columban China tour, 2018