Kim Dwyer and her 4 children joined Lotus 4-week summer study & travel program in 2009
Our experience with the Lotus Educational Foundation was remarkable in many ways. I brought my 4 children ages: 6, 10, 12 & 12 to China to study Mandarin and to experience the Chinese culture. The Lotus Foundation introduced us to a truly loving family for our home stay. Living with this family truly enriched our experience. My children learned about the neighborhood and before long, they were able to navigate the area on their own.
The summer program is primarily designed for high school and college students but the Lotus School willingly accommodated the needs of my children perfectly. The kids learned Chinese at a pace that they were comfortable with. I will definitely send the children back to Lotus.
We particularly enjoyed the extra-curricular activities and excursions that the school provided every afternoon and every weekend. We visited so many beautiful temples, museums and parks in Beijing! The teachers and Chinese student volunteers were incredibly kind and interesting. I totally trust the owners and staff at Lotus and will recommend this program to anyone who has an interest in learning Mandarin or in spending time in China.