China: Blending the linguistic-cultural experience with the increasing global economy.
The mission of this program is to increase students’ proficiency in Chinese and expand their horizons by fully immersing them in authentic Chinese language and culture. Through this exchange program in the town of Guilin, in the province of GuangXi, Middle School students will improve their conversational language skills by putting into practice what they learn in the classroom while simultaneously gaining diverse cultural perspectives of China. The Study Abroad Program will also include various local excursions, cultural visits, Service Learning opportunities, and other fun activities. Prior to the trip, students will have the enriching opportunity to practice their Chinese skills and get to know their host organization and families through letters or video messaging. Later in the year, they will also have the opportunity to host their exchange student when the Chinese students visit Westminster.
This program is designed to give students an intimate insight into the daily life of Chinese people, while addressing key aspects of the Chinese language to allow students to navigate freely in a Chinese environment.
China program highlights