I chose the China immersion program for my son because he had two years of high school Mandarin and he really wanted to up it and talk to the people and be part of the culture. It seemed like Next Step China would definitely grant us all those options and be in the country and have it also be run by an American who then could understand all the things that concerns that an American parent might have.
The accommodations at Next Step China were fantastic really great. Everyone granted us our wishes and things that we needed and the opportunities actually to bring my son over here and be part of his immersion process. Accommodations were rather great; actually, they were large, roomy, clean, and perfect.
Next Step China service is all inclusive, it’s everything, its cellphones,how to navigate the neighborhood, its tips on various places to eat, not to mention the fact that the instructors/ teachers are very good at passing out hints. So the service is fantastic; you can get any information that you want to know.
I just think the overall package from being able to email in the beginning and get response immediately or even a phone call with quick response. I think as a parent you need to know that there is somebody always at the other end willing to take your concerns. I would say the impressive part about it is the homework that Next Step China has done to make it a smooth transition for teens and parents.
Next Step China exceeded my expectations as a parent because we came last year and everything was wonderful in the fact that the accommodations, the instruction, the overall experience was excellent. So were coming back again this year for two weeks.
I already have recommended Next Step China to my friend and to my son’s friends. Because I’m in the airline business and many people I know can travel easily.I recommend their services to others constantly because it’s a great program!