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Study abroad in China to discover a fascinating intersection of ancient cultures and language with ultramodern infrastructure, innovation, and growth.

By living with a host family and studying at a local high school in China, you’ll be totally immersed in Chinese language and cultures. You’ll find China’s size and diversity make it an ideal place to explore vibrant and varied cultures, with different regions offering wide-ranging cuisines and customs. Forget about American Chinese food. Enjoy mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorn, sip and savor Shanghainese xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), or slurp noodles of all sorts (mostly wheat in the North and rice in the South). Traditional celebrations, like the Lantern festival and Chinese New Year, happen throughout the year. Whether you go for a year or semester, you’ll experience timeless cultural events.

Chinese people tend to honor tradition, but they also embrace many parts of Western popular culture. Thanks in part to the lasting influence of Confucianism, the Chinese have a strong sense of family, a deep respect for hierarchy, and an appreciation for harmony over conflict.

While attending high school in China, you may embark on excursions to places like Yunnan to see the breathtaking landscapes of Southwest China. Or, you could visit Xi’an, one of the most famous ancient capitals, home of the Terracotta Army that protects the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of a unified China!

Study abroad in China with AFS to rewrite your high school experience and become a vital part of a new community in a uniquely historied and modern context.

School Yearlong Program offers you a great opportunity to live and study in another country for a period of up to 11 months.  This program will suit you if you really want to live with a host family, learn a new language and feel a part of a local community.

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What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Field Trips
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Teaching Materials
  • School Materials
  • Project Materials
  • Stipend