Studying at a high school in Beijing is all about learning Mandarin, experiencing China from a local’s perspective and making friends for life.

We’ve been organizing programs in China since 2007 and have great links with local high schools in Beijing.

For young people interested in Chinese language and culture, there really is no better place to study than Beijing, the cultural center and capital city of China.



The Beijing accent is considered the gold standard of Chinese for Mandarin students


Beijing is home to countless historical and cultural sites. Fancy a trip to the Great Wall?


Welcome to the home of Beijing Roast Duck – just one of the delicious delicacies of this city!


Beijing isn’t just rich in history. It’s a forward-thinking, bustling city with cutting-edge technology


Spending a year at a high school in Beijing, China is probably one of the most exciting choices a young, motivated, and curious future leader can make today.

Accommodation will be with a Chinese homestay family in Beijing while you are attending high school, and you can choose the shared or single-room option.

There’s also an option to book an intensive Mandarin course in China before you start high school and you can sign up for additional Chinese lessons during your high school year.

  • Beijing High School
  • Beijing High School

You will be studying in the international track at Beijing Southwest High School, along with around 1,200 students between the ages of 12 and 18.

The school has great sports facilities including a full size football pitch, running track, swimming pool, a gym and serves both Chinese and western food in the canteen!

  • No Requirement For Current Chinese Level
  • 14-19 Years Old
  • One Or Two Semesters
  • 10 Minutes Away From a Subway Stop


Listed below are the prices for one and two semesters at our partner high school in Beijing.

BONUS || Most of our high school students come and study with LTL before starting high school to get a solid foundation with their Mandarin. We highly recommend this to give you the best head start possible. To find out more about this, you can contact us here.


  • High School Tuition and placement (international department)
  • Homestay Accommodation half board – Breakfast & dinner. Please note: Standard accommodation can be shared
  • 24/7 Support from the LTL team
  • Legal Guardian Program for the duration of the stay
  • Visa invitations
  • Orientation Day at LTL Mandarin School Beijing
  • DHL Service for Visa Letters from LTL
  • Survival Kit (includes Airport Pick up)
  • Airport Drop off


  • School uniform: approx 1,100 CNY
  • Books: approx. 250 CNY
  • Spring Festival Break accommodation
  • School Trips to Xian, the Great Wall and other locations: 1,000 – 3,000 CNY
  • Insurance
  • Flights to Beijing
  • Pocket Money


Are there any extracurricular activities?

Yes, there are but they can vary each season.

Generally, you can expect activities such as Sports, Calligraphy, English, Drama, etc. We can help get this set up if anything takes an interest.

Can my parents come and visit me in China?

Yes, of course.

Your parents are welcome to visit you in China at any time. We can also help them with their visa invitations and the organization of the trip.

How do I get to my homestay family from the airport?

Airport pickup and drop-off are included in the price.

We will be there for you when you arrive, and take you directly to your homestay.

Are there any rules at the homestay I should adhere to?

General tidiness, politeness, and etiquette around the house are important.

You may help around the house with little chores here and there but just being kind and respectable daily is all that will be asked.

Is there a school uniform for children to wear?

Yes, all Chinese schools have their uniforms.

Can I use a phone at school?

No, this is strictly forbidden during class but before or after any class this is no problem.

If there is any emergency at any stage, the school phones can be used.

If I have problems, who do I talk to?

We are always here to help you.

In addition to your high school, you will be part of the LTL social community here and we organize events, dinners, and trips every week.

We will see each other regularly, but if you have a problem, call us or come by our office at any time.

Many issues we will be able to help you solve over a cup of tea in our office, but for anything serious, we of course also offer 24/7 emergency support.

How do I use WhatsApp/Facebook which are banned?

Firstly, you will need a WeChat account when living and studying in China. 

This will be your “WhatsApp in China“. 

For your other apps that are banned, you will need a VPN.


When you come to a High School in Beijing you have to start very early, I was really nervous before but I can say it’s not as hard as I imagined. The people are really nice.

– Ronja from Germany


The minute I walked into LTL school on Monday I started to feel at home. I was surprised how much everyone wanted to make friends and how welcoming everyone was.

– Shelley from the Czechia


I’ve been here for almost 10 months. I always wanted to go abroad, since the 6th grade, like maybe America, but I discovered China and it always stuck with me.

– Anna from Germany



An LTL student advisor will reach you within 24 hours and get your course booked in no time.