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  • Where will the students be staying?
  • What is included in the cost?
  • Will you provide us with the plane tickets?
  • Will health insurance be provided?
  • Who will be teaching the students?
  • How will transportation work?
  • How much time will the students spend in class?
  • What kind of activities and excursions will the students be doing?
  • What if there’s an emergency?
  • Will meals be included?
  • What language will the classes be taught in?
  • What kind of supervision will be provided?
Where will the students be staying?

All students will stay either in private apartment with chaperones, or in University residences.

What is included in the cost?

For students traveling internationally, the program fee includes everything but the plane tickets and day-to-day spending money. This means that the package fee will cover tuition, accommodations, airport pickup and other transportation, health/travel insurance, and three meals per day.

For local students, the program fees will include field trips/activities (and the transportation involved), tuition, and lunch.

Will you provide us with the plane tickets?

It will be your responsibility to book flights to and from the host country. Once your child has arrived at the airport, we’ll take it from there!

Will health insurance be provided?

Comprehensive health and travel insurance will be provided for all international travelers as part of the package fee.

Who will be teaching the students?

For our college programs in America, professors from the host institutions will be instructing the students. For our Chinese cultural programs, we have our own team of qualified instructors who will be conducting the classes and activities.

How will transportation work?

We have partnered with a professional bus company for all airport pickup/dropoff, transportation to and from class, and transportation for all field trips/activities.

How much time will the students spend in class?

For the American College programs, students will typically spend about 4-5 hours each weekday in class (depending on the program).

For our China camps, students will typically spend about the same amount of time (4-5 hours per day) being instructed and/or participating in our various cultural workshops.

What kind of activities and excursions will the students be doing?

For the students coming to Los Angeles, the excursions will typically include a trip to Disneyland or Universal Studios, visits to famous museums (e.g. LACMA or The Broad), hiking, and visits to the beach. Remember, all of these excursions are included in the program cost, so no hidden fees here!

What if there’s an emergency?

All camp directors will have an emergency line at which parents can reach them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If some sort of emergency occurs, we will provide direct and immediate hospital transportation if necessary.

Will meals be included?

For our students in the overnight programs, all meals will be provided every day– breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For local students participating in the day programs, lunch will be included.

If your child has any specific food allergies, be sure to let us know so we can cater their meals to best suit their needs.

What language will the classes be taught in?

For the college programs in America, classes will be taught exclusively in English. There will, however, be a mandarin-speaking TA or helper in the classroom as well in the event that extra assistance is needed.

For our programs in China, while there will certainly always be a language-learning aspect to everything, the classes will still be taught primarily in English. We know that most of our American students’ Chinese language abilities will be somewhat limited, so we have designed our programs accordingly.

What kind of supervision will be provided?

Students will always have assigned chaperones who will stay with them at their apartments, escort them to and from class, and accompany them on field trips and activities. For our older students participating in the college programs, we require that if they want to go out and explore Los Angeles by themselves, they always adhere to the buddy system and stick with friends.
Because our students in China will be of varying ages, they will be allowed to go out and explore on their own at their chaperone’s discretion