Horizon Cultural Exchange

Cultural exchange programs in China

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

Bold. Open-minded. Independent.
That's the kind of mentor we seek. The HCE program provides resources and guidance, not training wheels. We provide the bridge to connect you 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 ready 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 an HCE
    explorer


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  • 3-6

    Months

    HCE Mentor

    Immerse yourself in Chinese culture. Start at any time!

    Become an HCE
    mentor


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  • 12-24

    Months

    HCE Teacher

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

    Become an HCE
    teacher


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We've got you
covered

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

Live with a Chinese family


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

At HCE, we are extremely dedicated to finding the best match between our host families and our participants. Tell us about yourself! The more we know about your personality and your living habits, the better match we can find for you, and the more enjoyable your experience will be.

More about families
16 Chinese families are waiting for a new participant
12 Participants are currently in China

Live in Chinese cities


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

  • Shenzhen

  • Beijing

  • Shanghai

50%
Of Shenzhen’s area used exclusively for greenbelts, parks, beaches and natural areas

1980

Year Shenzhen began rapid development

28

Average age of Shenzhen’s residents
790
Shenzhen’s area in square miles, larger than New York, London and Los Angeles
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1400000

Number of foreigners who visited Beijing last year

64000

Number who began living in Beijing long-term
18
Number of subway lines currently operating in Beijing, totaling 527km
86
Famous historic sites located in Beijing, spanning over 1200 years of history
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Shanghai is devided into

16

Districts and

3

Counties
The largest city in China, Shanghai has a population of
24
Million
431
speed the Shanghai Maglev train reaches in km/h
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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

Evan Williams, HCE Mentor

My First Day in Shenzhen

Greg Jackson

The most important, surprising thing I’ve learned is that the people here are way more similar to us than they are different

Greg Jackson, HCE Explorer

Life in China is a new experience each day.

Monique Ting, HCE Mentor
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participants stories

Our team is here
for you

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

Meet our team