BGEMS believes that the easiest way to broaden one’s perspective is through a hands-on approach.  We specialize in providing opportunities for individuals to flourish, in and outside of the classroom through a curriculum-based study abroad.  Through these programs, individuals will learn the following:

  • Enhance their understanding and appreciation for other cultures
  • Learn how to work in collaborative groups, enhance problem solving skills, develop deductive reasoning or critical thinking skills, and enhance communication
  • Increase their global perspectives, and develop an appreciation of other cultures
  • Strengthen language skills

There are three distinct programs offered by BGEMS:

Student Cultural Exchange Programs

U.S. – 2 – 6 week programs – These programs are designed to provide an understanding of the American education system.  Students will visit a local private/public school for the duration, and have a shadow buddy to attend classes.  In addition, this program also has cultural components to provide an understanding of the American culture.

  • Cost of these programs are $3 – 5,000/per person depending on duration, number of students, and type of program.
    • Costs cover transportation, meals and housing throughout the program.
    • Some entrance fees are covered, as agreed upon.

College Student/Adult Cultural Exchange Programs

U.S. – 2–week programs – These programs are designed to gain an understanding of the American education system.  Students/adults will visit a local private/public schools, universities, businesses, community agencies (depends on the focus of the trip) for the duration.  In addition, this program also has cultural components and visits of American cultural sites.

  • Cost of these programs are $3,500/per person depending on duration, number of students/adults, and type of program.
    • Costs cover transportation, meals and housing throughout the program.
    • Some entrance fees are covered, as agreed upon.

School-to-School Student Exchange Programs

U.S. – 2 – 4 week programs – This program is a two-way program, where an agreed upon number of students from both China and the U.S. switch places.  Students from China come to the U.S. and students from the U.S. go to China for the specified amount of time.  The fundamental purpose is the following:

  • Learn about each other’s educational system.
  • Learn the language and culture
    • Cost of this program (Approximately $2,500 – 3,000):
      • Each student pays for their own roundtrip airfare.
      • School provides home stay or housing and transportation for the duration.
      • Each student pays their own international health insurance.
      • Each school is responsible for providing the proper paperwork for securing their visas.