Haikou leads the way in educational internationalization
With the growing number of schools launching short-term exchanges to long-term cooperation with other countries in education schemes, Haikou is leading the way in this educational internationalization
As the most famous hometown for returned overseas Chinese, Hainan follows the tradition of promoting educational exchanges in many fields. Many primary and middle schools have launched educational exchanges with other countries and regions.
Until now, the Hainan Overseas Chinese Middle School has organized nearly 200 students exchanges to Singapore, Japan, Australia and Russia in educational schemes.
The increasing number of exchanges has also attracted other educational institutions to pay visits to Hainan. This July, a delegation of American students and teachers visited the Hainan Overseas Chinese Middle School to experience traditional Chinese education.
Apart from the short-term educational exchanges and cooperation, these schools have also attached great importance to sending students abroad by launching the ‘International Classes’ scheme.
With the vast improvement in living standards nowadays, more parents would like to send their children abroad for a better education. There is now a high demand for places on student exchange schemes.
The government is currently working on regulations for the management of these schemes. It is believed that the exchanges will encourage schools to improve their teaching quality