About the Application Process
Applications for 2022-23 CHEX are currently postponed given the coronavirus situation currently in the US and China.
All BHS students are welcome to apply. Students will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: strong academic records; interest in and aptitude for learning Chinese language, history and culture; ability to serve as ambassador from Brookline and the United States abroad; sensitivity to other people and cultures; interest in being a global leader; and successful completion of the application and interview.
**All students going on the exchange will be expected to study Chinese intensively for two weeks during the summer prior to exchange and during the fall semester at BHS.
We estimate that the student/family’s share of the expenses in this program will be approximately $4400, depending on airline ticket prices. Your contribution covers the following; books, airfare, travel (to/from China and within China). Tuition, room and board while in China are covered. NOT INCLUDED IS THE TUITION OF THE SUMMER LANGUAGE COURSE (approximately $450 per student), AND SPENDING MONEY. We recommend approximately $500 per student to carry to China for the Spring semester.
If financial costs are a concern, the CHEX Program has funds available for financial aid. Please note an interest for financial need on the application. FINANCIAL NEED IN NO WAY AFFECTS A STUDENT’S CONSIDERATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE CHEX PROGRAM.
There will be informational meetings for students X-Block, These meetings will take place in room 211. Mr. Lantos, BHS-China Exchange Coordinator, will be happy to answer questions. If you are not available during X block, please feel free to visit Mr. Lantos in his classroom, 211.
Parents may call Mr Lantos at (617) 320-7510 or reach him at: email@example.com
* Application Question Prep (please "make a copy" to prepare for application form)
* Application Form Please add your final information here.
* Parent/Guardian Permission Form
Interviews will be arranged during the month of March.
Approximate CHEX Timeline
Late May/Early June
First Student Meeting
First Parent Meeting
Host Families Selected, GX Students Assigned
Returning CHEX group, K-8 Presentations,
Brookline School Committee Presentation
Two-Week Chinese Language Course, Chinatown Boston
GX CHEX Group arrives to host families
Regular X-Block Meetings, Wed afternoon meetings
Monthly Mon. eve meetings BHS CHEX/Families
Complete Mid-years, disenroll form BHS, Pre- Travel week meeting preparation,
School Committee Send-Off, Farewell Banquet
Travel to China
Return to US