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Host Family Program at UWC Changshu China
How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?

Lester B.Pearson

Early supporter of Pearson College, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Nobel Peace Laureate

The striking feature of the UWC is that they embrace the entire world. They are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.

Nelson Mandela

Late Honorary President of UWC, Former President of South Africa

We have realized our dream to create a dream school for you. Please go out and realize your dream and other’s dreams.

Wesley Chiu,

Member of UWC National Committee of China, board member of UWC Changshu China

The sense of idealism and a purposeful life really makes the UWC experience unique and its impact life-long.

Wang Yi

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Harvard Centre Shanghai. Pearson 89-91

UWC was one of the ten members of the international schools association that created the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva in 1963 … today, they are taken in over 4,000 schools worldwide and have become the gold standard for university entrance.

Sir John Daniel

Chair of UWC International Board and International Council 

I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.

Kurt Hahn

German Educator, Founder of United World Colleges

Host Family Program

UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC Changshu China offers life changing educational experiences for students from more than 100 different countries and regions.  Promoting multi-cultural exchanges is a key element of UWC education.

Host family program has been a long tradition for all UWCs througout the world.  It offers a good opportunity for families in China and foreign students to get to know different cultures, share experience and build friendship.  

“In 2018 winter break, I stayed with a host family in Tianjin together with seven other UWC students.  For many of us, it was the first time that we were away from our families and home for a big celebration like Christmas. However, we all had a memorable time since we got to explore the northern region of China, we traveled to Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin.  We all had a great time with the host family.  

For Chinese New year break, I again stayed with a host family (since I was quite happy with my previous experience), this time in Nanjing. And I was with a friend from Ukraine; this experience in particular was really special to us because we got a better understanding of the Chinese culture. The host family was again equally welcoming and loving as the one in Tianjin. They took us to the historical places in Nanjing, including gardens on a snowy day, museums and old Buddhist temples. On other days we cooked together, while we practiced Chinese with them, they practiced English with us and overall we had a chance to understand each other's culture better. 

I am really grateful to my host families for letting me feel at home during the festivals. ”

 ——Nissim Gurung, Nepal 

“Host family stay is an incredible opportunity for cultural interchange for both hosts and hostees! I was so lucky to spend my Chinese New Year in a beautiful city, Nanjing, and experience all the traditions I've learned about in my Chinese class in real life, including New Year Eve, New Year Eve dinner,visiting a temple on the first day of New Year. My host family members were more than happy to get to know more about Ukraine, our culture, traditions and cuisines!”

——Mariia Dzholos, Ukrain

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