Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

Cultural and community exchange trips are an important part of the ICHK curriculum.

A strong partnership has been developed with Nengren Middle School in Jiangsu Province, which has a very similar philosophy to ICHK.

Exchange trips are run every year, along with an annual Chinese Immersion and IB Preparation Camp.

Our exciting programme is aimed at enriching language study, but more than that it offers invaluable opportunities for growth in our students.

Students are immersed in Chinese language and culture, and are exposed to an incredible range of learning experiences, as well as enjoying the hospitality of their host families.

Every year we see our students returning to school with increased confidence and resilience as a result of the experiences they have.

In addition to our exchange trips, an annual Chinese Immersion and IB Preparation Camp offers students a two week programme of IB subjects – all taught through the medium of Chinese.

It is a fantastic opportunity for them to make a head start on their IB studies, as well as developing their language skills.

The curriculum is carefully devised in conjunction with the teaching staff at ICHK to ensure that students are taught IB Diploma specific content. Students benefit widely hugely from the classes and the learning environment

These trips focus on language immersion, but that is only part of the experience. Students grow in resilience, support each other during time away from home and learn to deal with situations outside their comfort zones. This is the true value of our exchange programme.

To read a trip reflection from Group Leader Amanda Luk click here.

To see an exchange trip in action please click this video link.

To see an Language Immersion & IB Preparation Camp reflection video, please watch below: