Perfect for: high school students (age 16 and above); undergraduate and postgraduate students
Project length: 4-6 weeks • 3 pre-departure online lectures • 10 days field research • post field research online follow-up sessions.
Field PBL programs are led by experienced researchers and are centered around the broad topic of sustainable development, conservation, or BRI. Students can choose a central research question as the guiding topic of their field PBL program. China House works closely with local communities so students can have meaningful interactions and open dialogues with local people. Field PBL programs expose students to multiple perspectives and help them gain a more nuanced understanding of global issues. Students will also be able to publish and showcase their project outcomes in academic journals or other internationally recognized platforms. When applying to college, graduate school, or even pursuing a career, an impressive research experience is always a great way to stand out.
In addition to the academics, field PBL allows students to learn through cross-cultural dialogues, cultural exposure, from the real-life experience of practitioners.
Learning through dialogues
Learning from practitioners
Learning from cultural exposure
Perfect for: anyone with a specific topical/geographical interest
Project length: flexible
Personalized programs are one of China House’s unique strengths, as it unlocks unlimited program possibilities for students to explore. China House’s project instructors will help students design custom-made programs based on their expectations, strengths, personal interests, fields of study, past experiences, and future goals. Personalized programs can be completed individually or in small groups. Upon request, students can decide on the program topics, length, and destinations, as well as receive intensive pre-departure academic support and relevant training. In some cases, China House will provide up to 2 years of post-project support for personalized programs.
See the list of past personalized PBL topics here