Glastonbury Public Schools World Language

Chinese Exchange

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.

Current Status

We will be monitoring the situation in China in hopes of traveling in the 2023-2024 school year.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Chinese Exchange will be available in the Spring of 2022.

Our students will host Chinese students in the late winter/early spring of 2024 and then, along with chaperones, will travel to China in April of 2024.

Application Process

Applications for the Chinese Exchange are NOT YET AVAILABLE!

Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs. Chang in the World 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.