Live as a local in China
From architectural landmarks like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, to the vast and beautiful countryside, to cosmopolitan cities like Shanghai, China is without a doubt worthy of being on everyone’s travel bucket list. As one of the oldest known civilizations in the world, Chinese history is rich with tradition. This tradition is woven into the fabric of the hustle and bustle of contemporary Chinese society. Modern China also happens to be the most populous nation in the world as well as one of its fastest developing economies.
CHI works with trusted partners in Beijing to carefully screen and interview our host families. Placements may be available in other areas, but we appreciate your flexibility. Once your application is received, our partners work hard to find a family that is the right fit for your personality. You will have a local coordinator that you can contact for support when you are a World Explorer in China. Your coordinator will help you to fill your free time and connect with a network of international tutors. You don’t need to speak Chinese – but if you are interested in signing up for Mandarin classes, we can help you do so at an affordable price. Extra teaching opportunities may be available.
Beijing is one of the biggest and most exciting cities in the world. With over 20 million inhabitants, there are endless sights to see to keep you busy. Even going to the store is an adventure! Beijing offers several historical sights, excellent public transportation and easy access to the Great Wall of China. Our host families are extremely hospitable and are great guides. Chinese people are very proud of their culture and enjoy sharing it with foreigners. If you are thinking about getting certified to be an ESL teacher, World Explorers is for you. You will gain hands-on experience teaching English in China while making long-lasting friendships with your hosts.
Tutors that successfully complete 100 hours of tutoring may be awarded a stipend based on the quality of the services provided.
We offer unique opportunities in China including:
World Explorers in China falls under our lowest price bracket. A 90 day program in China costs just $9.99 per day. Remember, you won’t have to pay additional fees for your accommodation or for your meals with your host family! When you think about it, that’s even cheaper than staying home!
Some of the overseas partner agencies we work with place restrictions on age. We recommend this destination for travelers ages 18-60+. Some older candidates may be considered, but we cannot guarantee it.
A great way to travel on a budget
World Explorers in China?