Glastonbury Public Schools Foreign Language
About the Chinese Exchange
The Chinese Exchange program has been in place since 2009 with our partner school No. 1 Tai'an High School in Tai'an, Shangdong, China. The school is located near Mount Tai which is one of the five sacred mountains in China, with much historical significance. This exchange is conducted every other year, with the hosting and traveling occurring during the same year. During the exchange, students live with a host family (usually the family of the student they have hosted), attend school, and tour the wonderful sites around the city, such as Mount Tai and Confucius’s hometown during the one week stay in Tai'an. The exchange also includes stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Xian for another week to witness the magnificent culture as well as today’s modern China.
Students in Chinese 1 or higher and who are enrolled in Chinese for the following year may apply.
The Chinese Exchange for the 2020-2021 school year has been postponed. We will be monitoring the situation in China in hopes of traveling in the 2021-2022 school year.
Applications for the 2021-2022 Chinese Exchange will be available in the Spring of 2021.
Our students will host Chinese students in the late winter/early spring of 2022 and then, along with chaperones, will travel to China in April of 2022.
Applications for the Chinese Exchange are NOT YET AVAILABLE!
Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs. Lin in the Foreign Language workroom.
Please read all of the following documents carefully, and complete all parts of the application.
Failure to complete all portions of the exchange application result in disqualification.
Please complete all forms with care.
- Parent Letter
- Student Information Page
- Teacher Recommendation Form
- Character Reference Form
- Online Application