We recommend that you apply at least 3 months before you wish to travel. Broadly speaking, the application process is as follows:

  • Submitting application, arranging initial interview with Opportunity China, completing preferences questionnaire: 1-2 weeks
  • Host family pairing and communication: 1- 4 weeks
  • Document and paper work preparation: 1- 2 weeks
  • Visa application: 2 weeks
  • Purchase flight and travel to China: 1 week