The requirements for successful candidates for the Exchange are:
- a keen spirit of adventure
- commitment to learn Chinese
- flexibility in travel and living arrangements
- willingness and enthusiasm to serve as an ambassador
- a lively esprit de corps
Both the Newton group in Beijing and the Jingshan group in Newton live with host families.
Time of Stay
The Newton group spends the spring semester in Beijing — approximately four months.
The Newton group hosts students from the Jingshan school in the fall semester — approximately four months.
The Exchange requires Newton participants to attend an intensive four week summer institute and continue study of Chinese language and culture in the fall. All preparation is provided by the Newton Public Schools.