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Chinese Exchange Program: SHS. ChEx@SHS. ChEx: Some Basic Information. Introductions Brief History of the Program Our roles as hosts and ambassadors Our roles as guests and ambassadors Questions. Extremely Brief History.

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Chinese Exchange Program: SHS

  • ChEx@SHS


ChEx: Some Basic Information

  • Introductions

  • Brief History of the Program

  • Our roles as hosts and ambassadors

  • Our roles as guests and ambassadors

  • Questions


Extremely Brief History

  • Initiative of Claire Jackson’s, carried on by Barbara Dunham, & Tim Farmer

  • First Trip 2008

  • Currently self-funded

  • Blogs and photos on SPS website under Curriculum & Assessment


Two Phases of Exchange

  • Being a host/ambassador

  • Being a guest/ambassador


Being a Host/Ambassador


Where is Sharon, MA , USA?


Three Primary Venues

  • School

  • At Home

  • Out and about


School: Life at SHS

  • Chinese students enroll in classes

  • Chinese students spend time together each day as a group @ SHS

  • Chinese students travel to and from school with your student. Bus transport provided.

  • Lockers provided

  • School lunch ticket provided

  • Please pack them Eagle Block Snack(s)!


Welcome Program at SHS

  • At SHS in the evening

    • soon after they arrive

  • Your students should attend!

  • The Really Big Show


Life at Home

  • own room

  • support with unfamiliar ways

    • showers

    • laundry

    • meals


Out and About

  • your choice

  • any American activity can be an adventure

  • hanging out at home is an activity

  • parents in past organized!

  • students are covered by insurance

    • no sports rider


Special Trip to NYC

  • For Chinese Exchange students, their teacher and SHS chaperone only

  • some three day weekend

  • you transport kids to SHS or Sharon train station or the like

  • you pick them up afterward


SHS Guests/Ambassadors in China


Where is Xi’an?


School Life in Xi’an

  • students attend classes

  • minimum of 90 minutes of Chinese language/day; important

  • students also receive a culture class/day

  • students receive a lunch ticket

  • travel to and from school; varied


SHS work and ChEx Trip

  • approximately 3 hours/day for SHS work

  • students need to be in good standing academically, motivated & relatively independent

  • some students brought

    • laptops/netbooks and/or

    • photocopied textbooks, packets, etc

    • could access teacher webpages, BUT...


Home Life

  • Placed in fine, modern homes

  • Own rooms, even if host sibling’s room

  • Chinese host sibling

  • Not all had wifi or internet; students could Skype at school

  • 12 hour time difference!


Out and About/Travel

  • Beijing

    • 3 days

    • Overnight train ride to Xi’an!

  • Xi’an and Environs

    • 5-ish weeks

  • Shanghai & Suzhou

    • 4 days


Beijing


Xi’an


Shanghai/Suzhou


Warnings, Disclaimers and The Processes


Your Questions...


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