About Hce


Our shared passion for exploring the world drives us to pass on that exciting opportunity to the next generation.

  • The beginning

    From her childhood, Horizon Cultural Exchange founder Xue Li knew she wanted to explore the world. After helping hundreds of young people travel through her work in the international cultural exchange industry, she finally took the plunge. Lili began living with a host family in Denver and became a loving and popular nanny for years.

  • Founding HCE

    After her experiences as a nanny, Lili was more dedicated than ever to international cultural study and children’s education. Living in America showed her the importance of bringing people together across cultures, and in 2013, she created HCE to help young Americans experience China through authentic homestay and educational travel programs by providing safe, affordable ways to enjoy China and learn about Chinese culture.

    37 Students have attended HCE programs
  • Our educational philosophy

    HCE’s progressive educational philosophy, abundant cultural activities and outstanding local support network all work together to help participants gain valuable teaching and childcare experience, improve their skillset, and make international friendships that can last a lifetime. Check out our program information to learn more, or apply now!

    12 Students are currently in China

Meet the HCE team


Between us, the Horizon team has decades of experience living, studying, and working outside our native countries.

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