POST TIME:2019-03-18 | AUTHOR:ISAO
Extended Family for International Students
“Extended Family”is a program initiated by IBS, which offers chances for international students to make friends with Chinese and even to live with Chinese families. Through this program, international students can experience the most authentic Chinese family and learn about China in person.
Culture is something that cannot learn all from books, it is something that can be acquired by practices and experiences. Here, “Extended Family” provides international students precious opportunities to immerse themselves in Chinese culture. As local friends, families will invite students to their home or go outing for weekends and holiday from time to time.
By involving in “extended family” project, students will make friends with Beijing local families. Having local extended families could be great support to the students who feel lonely and confusing when they move to a new country.
Furthermore, through the interactions with local families, overseas students can gain better understandings of Chinese life and Chinese culture. Apart from enriching after-school life, this will also be a great opportunity for foreign students to experience the local culture of Beijing. In last semester, nearly 30 international students had fun with their Chinese families.
If you want to speak Chinese fluently, learn about Chinese life style, and know about China through your own unique experiences, what are you waiting for?