Sino Language & BeyondCommunity Subscriber
Located in San Jose, Sino Language & Beyond (SLB) has been engaged in two-way educational exchanges for schools & students between US and China since 2003. SLB was the first in the US to offer opportunities to children under 18 to study Chinese language and culture in China. SLB also facilitates cross-border educational cooperation and organizes professional development programs for teachers and principals of both countries. It enjoys excellent reputation and students from +25 countries.
- Customized school trip to China - Visit China beyond tourism for US schools and groups
- Teen & college students summer camp - Int'l Youth Maker, Music Carnival
- Discover China US Administrator China Delegation (annual)
- Exchange program without traveling
Re: Reasonably-priced volunteer placements for 16-year-old
Sino Language Gateway has a great volunteer summer program for teens 15-18. Visit http://www.sinolanguage.com/2009/programs/news_item.asp?NewsID=188 (copy and paste the whole URL) you will see what it is about. It offers teens to do English teaching to Chinese kids, earn as many as 80 community service credits, immerse into Chinese language and culture, and travel a bit inside of China.
The program is very reasonablly priced. It is cheaper than most other non-profit volunteer opportunities. The program is so packed that truly offers a lot to teens. Check it out or call call 1-866- WITH-SLG for more info. Anna
Re: Foreign language summer camps
hi, I happened to take my son and his friend to China last summer 2007 for a Chinese immersion program through Sino Language Gateway. Both of them do not know any Chinese language. The program lasted about 3 weeks. The kids learned the Chinese language, and culture. At the end of the session, we travelled to Inner Mongolia for about 4 days. I didn't expect my son's language capability to improve dramatically but what I found was the boys are much more willing to speak the language. The program itself is really well-organized and safe. You can check their website, it is www.sinolanguage.com . Anna