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  1. Chinese Exchange Program: SHS • ChEx@SHS

  2. ChEx: Some Basic Information • Introductions • Brief History of the Program • Our roles as hosts and ambassadors • Our roles as guests and ambassadors • Questions

  3. 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

  4. Two Phases of Exchange • Being a host/ambassador • Being a guest/ambassador

  5. Being a Host/Ambassador

  6. Where is Sharon, MA , USA?

  7. Three Primary Venues • School • At Home • Out and about

  8. 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)!

  9. Welcome Program at SHS • At SHS in the evening • soon after they arrive • Your students should attend! • The Really Big Show

  10. Life at Home • own room • support with unfamiliar ways • showers • laundry • meals

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. SHS Guests/Ambassadors in China

  14. Where is Xi’an?

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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!

  18. Out and About/Travel • Beijing • 3 days • Overnight train ride to Xi’an! • Xi’an and Environs • 5-ish weeks • Shanghai & Suzhou • 4 days

  19. Beijing

  20. Xi’an

  21. Shanghai/Suzhou

  22. Warnings, Disclaimers and The Processes

  23. Your Questions...