Horizon Cultural Exchange

Cultural exchange programs in China

Based in China and America, Horizon Cultural Exchange aims to become the leader in an enriching and exciting cultural exchange.

Bold. Open-minded. Independent.
Those are the kinds of mentors we seek. The HCE program provides resources and guidance, not training wheels. We give you a foundation to connect with your host family in China. Make cross-cultural memories that will last a lifetime. Share your skills, and lead children to new heights of success. Your way, our support. Are you to inspire?

- Xue Li, Founder

Choose the program that's right for you


Our programs fit a wide range of schedules and levels of experience.

  • 4-12

    weeks

    HCE Explorer

    Spend a summer or winter break teaching and playing with your new host siblings.

    Become HCE
    explorer


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  • 3-6

    Months

    HCE Mentor

    Immerse yourself in Chinese culture. Start at any time!

    Become HCE
    mentor


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  • 12-24

    Months

    HCE Teacher

    Embark on your international career by teaching English to Chinese children.

    Become HCE
    teacher


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We've got you
covered

Depending on the program, most or all of your living expenses will be covered by your host family.

Live with a Chinese family


Our host families are carefully selected to match each student's needs

At HCE, we are extremely dedicated to finding the best match between our host families and our participants, so tell us about you! The more we know about your personality and your living habits, the better we can match you with a family. And the more enjoyable your experience will be.

More about families
16 Chinese families are waiting for a new student
12 Students are currently in China

Live in Chinese cities


See why China has become a major player on the world stage

  • Shenzhen

  • Beijing

  • Shanghai

1/2
the area of the city is protected as a greenbelt. It has many beautiful parks, natural areas and beaches.

36

Years since Shenzhen began development

28

years is the average age of Shenzhen residents
790
Square miles is Shenzhen city area. Larger than New York, London or Los Angeles.
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1400000

foreigners came to Beijing in the past year

64000

Of them choose to stay there permanently
18
Subway lines go trough Beijing totaling in 527km
86
Famous historic places are located in Beijing. 1264 years of history leaves this city with precious wealth
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Shanghai is devided into

16

Districts

3

Counties
Shanghai is the largest city in China with.
24
Million people living in it.
431
KM/H is the speed that Shanghai Maglev train reaches
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Attend weekly
cultural activities

Have fun with other HCE participants on organized weekly cultural activities. Explore the city, make friends, and interact with the local culture.

Meet our participants

Join the adventure


Follow our social networks to keep tabs on how our current participants are doing.

Being Vegeterian in China

by Evan Williams - HCE Mentor

My first day in Shenzhen

by Greg Jackson

The most important, and the most shocking thing I’ve experienced here is that the Chinese are far more similar to us than they are different

by Greg Jackson - HCE Explorer

Life in China will be a new experience everyday.

by Monique Ting - HCE Mentor
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participant's stories

Our team is there
for you

Our team of local assistants is there to help. We visit each host family at least once a month to proactively encourage open communication and positive, healthy relationships.

Meet our team