The world leader in high school exchange with China

Our Alpha Exchange team builds partnerships between schools in China and the US and operate short-term, homestay travel programs for their students both ways. Our innovative two-way model takes the admin away from schools and forges lasting friendships between students, families and educators from both countries.

HOST IN AMERICA

We bring Chinese students to America in winter

We bring Chinese school groups to the US between January and February during their Chinese New Year vacation. They spend 3-4 weeks traveling in the US depending on the program, including 2-3 weeks at their American school attending class and staying with their exchange partners' families.

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TRAVEL TO CHINA

We bring American students to China in spring or summer

All trips are fully customized, typically running for 10-14 days. Students will be reunited with their Chinese partner during their homestay, spend time at their school and enjoy local sightseeing in their exchange city and other destinations across China.

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PROGRAM DESIGN

A new model for student exchange

All our trips include a combination of partner homestay, school exchange and local sightseeing, but we also customize the experience for every student using our ALPEX-IMS web portal and ensure they remain engaged across all three components by guiding them through our exchange curriculum.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We do the heavy lifting every step of the way

We've directly operated 64 exchange trips to date with 20 American schools, ranging from public to private and urban to suburban. Each program has taught us new things about what can go right and wrong with cross-cultural student exchange with China, so we know what, when and how things need to be done.

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    School Pairing
    ONGOING
  • 2

    Proposal & Approval
    SPRING
  • 3

    Student Recruitment
    SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
  • 4

    Registration & Paring
    October – November
  • 5

    Prepare to Host
    NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
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    Prepare to Travel
    DEC-FEB
  • 7

    Host in America
    JAN-FEB
  • 8

    Travel to China
    MAR-APR
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    Feedback & Evaluation
    FEB-MAY
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VIRTUAL EXCHANGE

Exchange with China from your living room

We recognize the challenge the world faces in overcoming the COVID-19 outbreak, but believe it is more important now than ever to keep people-to-people exchanges between our two countries alive. With this in mind, we have launched a series of virtual exchanges called "We Under A Pandemic", bringing students from both countries together to share their experiences living under a pandemic and helping these leaders of tomorrow can become friends today.

SEMESTER EXCHANGE

Study abroad at a Chinese high school

Our Alpha School team manages and works with specialized Advanced Placement centers at some of the best public high schools in China. These programs enable us to facilitate semester or year-long exchange programs for American students to study at a Chinese high school without falling behind at home. Students live with a carefully selected host family and take a combination of Chinese language and American curriculum, allowing them to immerse themselves in Chinese society while earning credits at their own high school.


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