Living with a Chinese host-family is a great option for anyone wanting a complete China
experience. In addition to improving your Mandarin through increased immersion, you will
also gain a unique insight into modern Chinese family life and the culture and customs that
go with it. As a foreign guest you will be taken in and treated as one of the family, and it is
not uncomon for KCE students to form lasting friendships with their new family members.
Each of our carefully screened families provide a level of comfort that is on par with what
you would find in your home country. You will receive two meals per day and have your
own private, fully furnished room. All of your needs are provided, and all host family homes
have 24hr hot water, AC/Heating, washing machine, modern appliances and broadband
During your stay with a host-family you will find that Chinese people are among the most
hospitable in the world, and will go to great lengths to make you feel at home. Many
families will organize weekend excursions and you will have a very special opportunity to
learn about Chinese culture firsthand as you are included in every aspect of their lives.