Frenquently Asked Questions

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Q: If students don’t know any Chinese, can they join the program?

A: Many of our students are just learning Chinese and traveling to China for the first time. We look for students who are interested and learning and improving the Chinese language and those with an inquisitive thirst for cultural diversity, adventure.

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Q: How about summer camp teachers?

A: We’ve carefully selected a faculty among all our teachers with rich experience in teens and adults teaching. All of them are Chinese natives with university degrees, experienced and passionate about teaching their native language. All of them speak English or other languages. Classes are conceived to be sufficiently interesting and entertaining to motivate students to the fullest. Our aim is for students to enjoy themselves while learning as much as possible in a short period of time.

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Q: How safe is this program?

A: In our program, students (under 15) are chaperoned by experienced counselors all the time, from having meals, afternoon activities and weekend trips. Any private outings are subject to parent’s prior written consent and our approval. The specific days, frequency and times are carefully determined by us for each student. All students are required to be back in their room, regardless of age.

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Q: How much freedom can students get? Can students go out to explore on their own?

A: We arrange plenty of outdoor activities and sightseeing for students in our program. Our counselors will chaperone all these activities. Students aged over 15 can freely explore the city on their own in their free time off the school class, organized activities or trips. We are aware that some younger students are mature than age and do enjoy a certain level of freedom at home and expect to be able to meet with friends and go off-campus in an unsupervised fashion. For this reason we allow our students under 15 a limited number of unescorted trips off-campus during our program. The specific days, frequency and times are determined by us. This is possible if and only if we receive a written consent from students’ parents or guardians.

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Q: Can relatives/friends visit participants? Can they go out with relatives during camp?

A: Yes. Friends or relatives are welcome to visit students at the school. They can stay and join the activities or excursions with students with a fee proportionally. With consent from parents or guardians, students can leave the camp with their relatives, but they should notify us and get approved before they leave and notify us when coming back.

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Q: What’s the accommodation like?

A: Students will live in shared students’ apartments with common important features:

- provides a private room fully furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe, air-conditioning and bathroom. (4 persons /per room)

-has all the convenient living facilities, clean and comfortable. Such as washing machine, water dispenser, etc.

- provides public kitchens.

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Q: What kind of food do you serve? Dou you have meal plan during summer camp?

A: Studying and traveling requires the best nutrition. Our choice of food is consistently praised from the past participants. The food is served mostly in traditional Chinese dishes and sometimes foreign dishes in school or restaurants in the vicinity. During weekend excursion trips, food will be served at local restaurants. Many different styles of genuine Chinese cuisines can be tasted. These may include Beijing, Zhengzhou, Dengfeng, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xi’an, Shanghai, etc.

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