Application & Fees

Application Process 

I know which program I want 

1.  Fill out a program information inquiry and register your interest

2.  The program advisor will be in touch via email within 24h about the program details (date, fees, itineraries)

3.  Fill out an online application form and select a time for a Skype/phone interview

4.  A Skype or phone interview with the program lead is held

5.  Once you have completed and passed the interview, you will receive an official program acceptance offer

6.  Pay your program deposit within 7 days of acceptance to confirm your place

If you know what you want

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I need help choosing programs 

1.  Put in your online request for either a program recommendation email or a free program info session with our program advisor

2.  The program advisor will be in touch via email or call within 24h with a list of recommended  program details (date, fees, itineraries)

3.  Select your program upon their suggestion, fill out an online application form and select a time for a Skype/phone interview

4.  A Skype or phone interview with the program lead is held

5.  Once you have completed and passed the interview, you will receive an official program acceptance offer

6.  Pay your program deposit within 7 days of acceptance to confirm your place

If you could use some help

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Program Fees

All of our listed programs range from 1 week to 6 weeks starting from only $99

Detailed information regarding program fees will be disclosed in the email once you have filled out a program information inquiry.

Scholarships

China House offers more than 50k every year in scholarships to our students based on needs and merits. Please click the scholarship box in your online application form for detailed information.

 
 

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Application

 

Q: Who can apply?

  • For domestic field PBL: perfect for high school students (age 16 and above); undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • For international field PBL: perfect for high school students (age 16 and above); undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • For personalized PBL: anyone with a specific topical/geographical interest

  • For online PBL: high school students (age 16 and above); undergraduate and postgraduate students; professionals with a keen interest in the subject matter

  • For global study tour: young adults aged 18+ or teens with chaperones 

  • For services learning: children aged 12 and above, school groups, or family groups

 

Q: Can schools go on field PBLs in their own group?

  • Yes! Schools can get in touch about special group trips here.

 

Q: How to apply?

  • Pleased find the detailed application procedure here.

 

Q:  When is the application deadline?

  • For domestic field PBL, the application deadline is usually 21 days before the program start date.

  • For International field PBL, the application deadline is usually 30 days before the program start date.

  • For online PBL, the application deadline is usually 1 day before the program start date.

  • For the global study tour, even though the program offers a flexible starting date, the application deadline is usually at least 60 days before the program start date.

  • For services learning, even though the program offers a flexible starting date, the application deadline is usually at least 45 days before the program start date.

 

Q: What language is the program in?

  • The majority of our programs are conducted with a mixture of English and Chinese. Full English language programs are available upon request.

 

Q: How much does the program cost?

 

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About the program

Q: What is the Field PBL programs like?

  • You can watch this video to understand hows the program like!

Q: How to select a suitable Field PBL program?

  • First, you can pick a topic according to the subject area you are most interested in. Then, you can select a country or region of interest to you. Finally, you can choose to participate in an individual or group project. China House research projects can be carried out either as a team or individually. The student-teacher ratio for large group projects is approximately 4:1. For smaller group projects, the ratio is usually 2:1. Individual projects will be guided by multiple teachers—with a 1:2 or 1:1 student-teacher ratio.

 

Q: Some projects are carried out annually. Is the itinerary the same each year?

  • Each project will have a unique research topic. We work to improve the research experience each year, and the final results will be different from years past. Each year, for example, there will be new interview subjects, interview outlines, and overall itineraries.

 

Q: Is there any post-project support?

  • In some cases, China House will provide up to 1 month of post-project support for field PBL and up to 2 years of post-project support for personalized programs.

 

Q: Who will lead the field PBL?

  • The project leads are all full-time China House instructors. Each project lead has plentiful work experience with the United Nations and other international organizations and often spearhead research projects for government and international organizations. With a background in international research, each project lead has spent most of the year in Asia, Africa, or Latin America conducting in-depth research.

 

Q: Do project leaders write recommendation letters for each student?

  • The project lead will observe each student’s performance throughout the research project. In general, students in the top 30% of the group will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation letter from the project lead.

 

Q: How is the research usually published?

  • There are several types of platforms to publish students’ research. Chinese-language platforms include the well-known international relations and Sino-African relations platform “China-Africa Youth;” the national-level policy and consulting platform “China Development Brief;” and the well-known online media outlets “Today Focus” and “The Paper.”

  • English-language platforms include the famous international relations and international development platform “The China-Africa Project;” international newspapers and magazines, like “Global Times;” and the Chinese research platforms of American universities.

 

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Program Logistics

 

Q: How to arrange a flight itinerary?

  • In general, China House will select a flight itinerary so that all domestic students can depart together. The project leader will confirm the specific flight information with each student. If you have another schedule or want to depart from a different location, you must communicate with the project leader in advance to ensure your safety.

 

Q: How to apply for a visa?

  • The visa application process is different in each country. For example, you can apply for a Kenyan visa online, but you need to apply for a Tanzanian visa-on-arrival. South Africa requires you to submit a visa application to its embassy. The China House staff will provide detailed assistance to each student throughout the visa application process.

 

Q: How to manage vaccinations?

  • Each country has individual vaccination requirements. East African countries generally require vaccination against yellow fever. It is recommended to be vaccinated at least ten days before travel. China House staff will provide detailed instructions for each project.

 

Q: How safe is the field program?

  • China House has a proud track record of 0 accidents since being founded in 2014, and we intend to keep it that way. Please see our program safety page for more information.

FAQS

China House 

China House is an independent educational social enterprise that aims to further integrate China into global sustainable development efforts through youth engagement. 

Email: info@chinagoingout.org

Phone: +86 13661810667

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