Program Details

Xploreo offers the most DIY immersion travel option out there. We connect you to local vetted language teachers and experiences around the world. If you want a fully customized trip and prefer local immersion to hanging out with expats, Xploreo is for you
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Xploreo language learning is the most flexible, affordable, DIY non-credit immersion option out there. Take the uncertainty out of your experience abroad by browsing our pool of selected teachers and choosing one who fits your requirements. This way, you’ll know exactly who your language teacher will be, and even talk with them on our messaging system before you decide to book. Not sure of exactly what you’re looking for? We can help recommend teachers and locations. Depending on the number of hours you want to be involved in learning Chinese/Mandarin and the availability of the teacher, you have the flexibility to build your own daily schedule, and to make it as demanding and intensive or more relaxing as you desire. Xploreo programs are open to anyone over the age of 18 who consider themselves an independent traveler. While we do provide 24/7 call support and ensure that locals and travelers are vetted and verified and connect on the ground, Xploreo does not arrange a fully scheduled trip itinerary for you. If you want to do more than learn a language during your time abroad, Xploreo also allows you to browse and book volunteer opportunities and live with a homestay family to even more fully immerse yourself in the language.    
How to Get Started: You can get started on Xploreo by signing up for an account and creating a profile. You may search from many different providers all over the world for language learning, volunteering, homestays, teaching, and internships around the world. Rather than booking and paying a third-party placement agency, Xploreo enables you to directly discover and book with the locals on the ground. No middleman, no fuss. Once you find an experience that tickles your fancy, you can use our online messaging system to reach out to and get to know a local provider before booking. Once you are comfortable and have your dates figured out, you book and pay directly on Xploreo. Our 100% guarantee means that you can be assured that Xploreo providers 
will follow through and if anything goes wrong while you're abroad, our 24/7 phone support will be there to respond to make things right. Xploreo is best for the more independent traveler who wants more local immersion and less hand holding. 

More about Us: Xploreo is an online marketplace that directly connects people seeking immersive and authentic overseas experiences with the best vetted local language teachers, volunteering opportunities, internships and homestay families around the world. We flip the traditional study abroad model on its head, eliminating third-party agents who layer on many fees, and replace it with an easy and seamless way to connect aspiring adventurers, language learners, and altruists with local people. We aim to create a world where overseas experiences are affordable and accessible for all travelers, and grounded in a community of trust and goodwill.

Setting Description:
Language learning for the 21st century with Xploreo is contextualized in real learning environments. Your one-on-one language teacher and you will choose where you will hold your lessons. Language learning and practice should be done outside of the confines of a classroom! A local café, a trip to a museum, you can select a teacher who has similar interests so the language learning process is educational and fun. We have providers throughout Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu. Would you like to travel to China? We likely have a local who will be able to meet your needs.
Cost:
200-400/week USD. Costs on Xploreo vary as they are set by the thoroughly vetted language tutors who list themselves on our site. By connecting directly with them, you are able to minimize your cots while maximizing your learning.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Xploreo programs are open to anyone over the age of 18 who consider themselves an independent traveler. You may be enrolled in a degree program, a gap year, working professional, or any age.
Scholarships:
No

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