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We encourage purchasing additional travel insurance in case you must cancel your trip for medical or family reasons. SPI offers optional increased coverage (beyond the basic medical & travel coverage provided) through ISIC at an additional cost. Please note that nearly all travel insurance policies work on a reimbursement system. We are not responsible for coverage.
STUDENT RESIDENCE (CHINA ONLY) FAQs
We require all parents and participants to review and sign SPI’s Standards of Conduct upon enrollment which detail our behavioral expectations and consequences. Abiding by these rules and guidelines is essential to ensuring participant health and safety during the program, and they are strictly enforced. On-site directors are there to help students through every step of the program. They provide supervision during most activities and will be available to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can call them any time, day or night, to help resolve an issue or concern.
Of course, enforcement of our standards of conduct is impossible without the support of the parents and commitment from the student. On-site directors are not able to supervise students 24 hours a day, and it is ultimately up to the student to respect the rules and exercise caution and good judgment. One of our core values is to treat our student participants like young adults, and we ask that families have a serious conversation about behavioral expectations prior to departure.
We maintain year-round contact with our partner schools, homestays, on-site staff, and tour providers with monthly conversations and in-person site visits. All on-site directors go through our SPI training course and are equipped to handle major concerns and problems. Our crisis management plan is also updated regularly based on firsthand knowledge from our foreign schools, our academic board, and our executive team.
We know you are excited to know how your child’s program is going, so our on-site directors update the program blogs 2-3 times weekly with pictures and information about the progress of the program.
Meet With an Admissions Advisor Online!
With busy schedules and little time for additional after school commitments, SPI offers our online video chat information meeting service. You will be able to interactively ask questions and learn more about SPI programs directly from our admissions directors. To schedule an online meeting or phone call, please complete the contact form below. Online meetings are only available during regular business hours.
THE INVESTMENT THAT PAYS
“The study abroad investment more than pays you back…It pays you back the rest of your life!”
-Rose Potter, SPI Founder
The Lifelong Benefits…
The Investment that Pays…
Think of your child’s summer program as an investment in their future. Developing fluency in a foreign language, gaining international experience, and potentially earning college credits provides an investment that pays you back forever!
How Should Young Adults Spend their Travel Dollars?
Average Annual Cost of College = $18,000
Potential College Credit Earned = 10-20 Hours
8-16 Hours – AP/IB + 2-4* Hours – Potential Credit from SPI foreign transcript. Credit cannot be guaranteed by SPI.
Students Have 3 Jobs…
1. Take all the foreign language you can in high school.
2. Give SPI 2-4 weeks of your summer. STUDY ABROAD.
3. Study hard and take the AP/IB exams.