ALPHA EXCHANGE

Leader of US-China High School Exchange

We build partnerships between schools in China and the US and operate short-term, homestay travel programs for their students both ways. Our innovative two-way model takes the admin away from schools and forges lasting friendships between students, families and educators from both countries.

HOST IN AMERICA

Chinese students travel to America in winter

We bring Chinese school groups to the US between January and February during their Chinese New Year vacation. They spend 3-4 weeks traveling in the US depending on the program, including 2-3 weeks at their American school attending class and staying with their exchange partners' families.

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TRAVEL TO CHINA

American students travel to China in spring or summer

All trips are fully customized, typically running for 10-14 days. Students will be reunited with their Chinese partner during their homestay, spend time at their school and enjoy local sightseeing in their exchange city and other destinations across China.

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PROGRAM DESIGN

A new model for student exchange

All our trips include a combination of partner homestay, school exchange and local sightseeing, but we also customize the experience for every student using our ALPEX-IMS web portal and ensure they remain engaged across all three components by guiding them through our exchange curriculum.

OUR NETWORK

Over 150 schools in 50 cities across China and the US

Many of our partner schools have established programs in motion, but plenty more are still looking for the right partners. Explore our schools in China and find out who else is working with us in the United States. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We do the heavy lifting every step of the way

We've directly operated 64 exchange trips to date with 20 American schools, ranging from public to private and urban to suburban. Each program has taught us new things about what can go right and wrong with cross-cultural student exchange with China, so we know what, when and how things need to be done.

  • 1

    School Pairing
    ONGOING
  • 2

    Proposal & Approval
    SPRING
  • 3

    Student Recruitment
    SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
  • 4

    Registration & Paring
    October – November
  • 5

    Prepare to Host
    NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
  • 6

    Prepare to Travel
    DEC-FEB
  • 7

    Host in America
    JAN-FEB
  • 8

    Travel to China
    MAR-APR
  • 9

    Feedback & Evaluation
    FEB-MAY
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

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