Program Details

AFS offers year, semester, and summer programs to destinations throughout China. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

In many ways, the future belongs to Chi
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
Chinese

Program Overview

Program Description:
AFS (formerly the American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We've been exchanging students throughout the world for 60 years. That is six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS Mission: AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS offers year, semester, and summer programs to destinations throughout China. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

In many ways, the future belongs to China, a country with a long history, large population, many cultures, and many political and economic changes over the past 25 years... Depending on the school which you attend the extra curricular activities will vary. The Chinese students are graded differently compared to a American student. Check out the grading system below to see the difference. Outstanding: 90-100 Good: 80-90 Average: 70-80 Poor: 60-70 Failing: -60

Colleges recommend high school study abroad experiences - as these programs provide the opportunity to develop confidence and self-reliance before pursuing higher education. In addition, after exploring the world you may have a clearer vision of what you'd like to study in college. As a result, you may spend less time switching majors, which means you'll save time and money. An exchange program also boosts college applications and gives you an immediate advantage when applying for scholarships.

Plus, the language skills you develop on an AFS program might exempt you from required language courses, thus enabling you to finish college sooner. Some students have received as much as 18 hours language credit-almost enough to provide a minor in language and a huge financial savings when you figure the cost of credits.
Setting Description:
China has experienced a rapid growth that has transformed this emerging country into one of the world's superpowers. Imagine having the opportunity to study the ancient language of Mandarin while experiencing the historic transformation of the Chinese people firsthand. A country of striking natural formations and ancient architecture, China is an awe-inspiring, friendly, and delightful country. Discover this land of centuries-old temples and imperial palaces set amidst gleaming skyscrapers, and become part of one of the most dynamic societies in the world as you live with a host family and attend an academically elite school.

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