DS/Hangzhou High School
Host families needed!
We're preparing to welcome a delegation from Hangzhou High School in November 2019 and we are in need of 1 more host family. Click here for further information, and please submit your application ASAP!
You're Invited to the 17th Annual China Exchange Banquet
The 17th Annual China Exchange Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Lindquist Commons. Please join us to celebrate another successful year of cultural exchange and sharing.
The ticket order form may be found here and should be returned by Tuesday, May 14 to Mrs. Waterman or Ms. Barrett at DSHS.
We hope that you will celebrate with us! All are welcome!
Student applications are open!
We are happy to announce that the applications for the China Exchange Program in 2020 are now OPEN to rising juniors and seniors at DSHS! If you are interested in participating in this unique experience, here is what you will need to do the following:
- Review the FAQ document.
- Complete the student application by Friday, March 29, 2019.
- Contact Mrs. Waterman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mrs. Barrett (email@example.com) or Li Laoshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any additional questions you may have.
January 1, 2019
Xiè xiè & Happy New Year!
First, we wish you all a happy and healthy 2019 ... full of adventures with the China Exchange!
Second, we would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderfully generous DS host families of fall 2018! Thank you to the following families who opened their homes to our exchange students:
- the Fryer family: Janey, Jono, and Lily
- the Hain family: Linda, Bruce, Kaylee, and Ella
- the Henderson family: Melissa, Peter, Avery, Chip, Read, and Sullivan
- the Perinne family: Marja, Petri, Rebekka, Otto, Martti, and Laura
- the Qian family: Wensong, Wei, Grace, and Jade
Also, please check out our photos from our wonderful month of exchange with the Hangzhou students Ryan, Serena, Irving, and Lesley and their teacher, Ringo.
Third, we'll soon open applications for DSHS students to apply for the China Exchange in 2020, so stay tuned.
September 4, 2018
Latest News - Looking for Host Families!
This year's Exchange students and teacher from Hangzhou High School will be arriving later this fall for a 4-week stay, and we desperately need host families. If you have a spare room in your house, please consider providing one of our Chinese visitors a place to call home during their visit here. We guarantee that the experience will be an amazing one for you ... one that you'll never forget! Click here for further information, and please submit your application ASAP!
About the Exchange
2018-2019 marks the 17th year of the Dover-Sherborn /Hangzhou High School China Exchange. Though the delegations are small, the impact of the program has been immense. More than 350 people have been directly involved in the exchange as students and family hosts in Hangzhou and Dover/Sherborn MA. About 10,000 students have benefited, and many high school/middle school teachers have had the opportunity to teach special classes for visiting students and teachers. The shared cultural experiences have been profound, with new levels of cultural understanding and lifelong friendships forged over just a few short weeks each year. (more>>)