"My Chinese has improved a lot from being here again. Although I may have a very different experience than that of the other Edu-Pals as I have already studied Chinese, I thought that the immersion style of the program was extremely beneficial for improving my language skills..."
"Shenzhen is the best place for anyone who’s first time in China as it’s still very western for an Asian city. It’s a very developed city with the metro, mall and so on. And it’s really pretty at night too! People are so nice here and I’m considering moving to China in the future as I love living here...."
"I greatly appreciate the effort that Edu-Pal China puts into making sure that we have the opportunity to experience Chinese culture firsthand. They make sure we get as close as possible to this culture by setting us up with a Chinese host family, providing Mandarin classes, as well as cultural activities..."
"Being a part of the Edu-Pal program enables you to learn Chinese, to try traditional Chinese activities like dancing or cooking and most importantly it makes you feel as if you were a real local. During the program, I had the chance to meet amazing people and make friendships for a lifetime. I got to see beautiful places in China which were always only dreams and I could learn about a very different culture. Living with a Chinese host family helps you understand all the traditions, practice the language and gives you a feeling of gaining a second home and family. While being here you will always feel welcome and EPC will make sure that these are the best days of your life..."
"It was my first time ever going to China so of course, I was really stressed and nervous the first days I was here. But very quickly it became the greatest adventure I ever lived! Thanks to the program I have the opportunity to take part in cultural events and trips in China, so I'm able to learn more about this country and to see the beautiful landscapes it has to offer! Every week I also have the possibility to learn mandarin for free thanks to classes provided by EPC. The Edu-Pals spend a lot of time together here, so I never felt alone since I met them.
Overall I truly enjoy my time in China and I don't regret my decision to come here at all..."
"I completely fell in love with the country, the people, the traditions and the other people in the program will quickly become your second family! Every month we take part in different activities and trips around the country to explore and learn about the culture and history of China, but we also have enough time to go out and have fun with our friends -your Instagram profile will benefit big time! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to experience China in such an authentic and fun way -I couldn’t recommend the EPC program more...."
"The best part about this program though is the people I met. I will forever be grateful to my host family for taking me in and showing me their home country, to my host sisters who we've created a special bond, the members of EPC who still keep in contact with me (answering all my Mandarin questions I have, checking in on me), and the other Edu-Pals who I have only met a few months ago, but feel like I have known them for a lifetime. Edu-Pal China has given me lifelong friendships with crazy stories from China to reminisce about when we visit each other in each of our own little corner of the world, and I know they will give you the same opportunity as well. I highly recommend Edu-Pal China, I myself can't wait to go back and visit...."