Master the Language
What better way to learn a language than to immerse yourself in it? Watch your Mandarin level improve faster than you can imagine as you become a member of your host family.
Can’t speak Mandarin? Don’t worry! Our Cultural Homestay Program does not have a language requirement, and we make sure that at least one member of your host family speaks English.
Whether you can recite Confucius’ Analects from memory or you can’t tell “dumpling” from “sleep” (they sound similar in Mandarin), Early Bird can offer you the opportunity to develop and perfect your Mandarin abilities in an authentic, immersive environment, regardless of your abilities at the start of the program.
But wait! There’s more. In addition to the real-life language learning you will gain through your host family, Early Bird offers more than 15 hours of Chinese class per month. However, unlike other study programs, in which you step out of your Chinese class and don’t revisit Mandarin until the following class, possibly several days away, Early Bird lets you put what you’ve learned to practice with your host families right away.
You’ll see what a difference it will make!