Chinese Exchange Program

GSC CHINESE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Gleneagles has formed a Sister School relationship with a school in China.  Our Sister School is Yang Xianjiang Senior School is located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province which is just south of Shanghai.  Yang Xianjiang Senior School is a well-regarded school where students have to meet high academic standards to enrol.

GSC has commenced  our first exchange to China and we are really excited!  We plan to have the exchange every two years (2019, 2021….).

Our students travelled to China September in 2019.

The 2019 program  looked  like

  • Fly out of Australia
  • Stay with host family and attend Yang Xianjiang Senior School for the week with their host students.
  • The group would move on to Hangzhou (the most famous tourist city in China) where they would stay for two nights.
  • The GSC group will travel to Shanghai (largest city in China) where they would stay for two nights.
  • Thy willhe bullet train and travel to Beijing where they would stay three nights. ( Approximately 5.5 hours)

Of course in each of these locations, they would explore all the sights as a group.

Our current discussions are for Chinese students to travel from China to visit our school GSC families would host the students for about a week and the students would attend school with their host students.  After spending a week with us, the Chinese group would then go on to travel as a group and explore Melbourne/Sydney.

Once we identify the tour group, we will refine the program by asking the students to research the locations and contribute to the itinerary.  Ms Zhang is very familiar with the proposed locations and will guide the process.

We anticipate the cost of this exciting program would be around $3000 for international return flight, all accommodation, all meals, domestic transport (private coach, bullet train) and all the sightseeing tours. The final price will depend on the number of students going.

Students would also need to obtain a visa for approximately $130, a passport if they don’t have one ($139 if under 16 years old, which lasts five years or $277 for a 10 year passport if over 16) plus travel insurance.  Students would also need spending money for gifts/souvenirs and incidentals.

The group will have the opportunity to work together to raise funds towards these costs.

For more information, contact:

Ms Yingji Zhang

Chinese Exchange Coordinator

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