The Nueva Exchange Program

The SMIC and Nueva schools have established this exchange program since 2010 when both schools recognize the value of global citizenship as one of the important qualities we would like our graduates to possess. This year the Exchange Program is offered to G7 and G8 students from both tracks. The purpose of this program is to broaden the horizon of SMIC students beyond their daily school, experience Western culture and its education, and practice English language in an authentic environment. In addition, they will live in a host family for further cultural and language experience. In exchange, SMIC students will host Nueva students in May when Nueva students come to our school to explore Chinese culture and practice the language.

The Nueva School was founded in 1967, and is a US well-recognized, award-winning independent school located in the San Francisco Bay Area. This school has more than 50 years of history, serving gifted and talented students from Kindergarten through high school.

To view Nueva's website, you can click below:

The Nueva School

Read what previous students have said about The Nueva School in 2017:

Student Reviews

Student Written Article

ADMISSION requirements:

A limited number of SMIC students will be selected among the applicants by the program committee to best represent the school and participate in the program.

To apply, one can download the application here or below (Application Form). Then, bring the completed application and a copy of one’s passport to B117 (Chinese Department Office). Although applications for this year are no longer being accepted, look out for this program next year if interested.


¥32,000 RMB

Below is the link to the Application form:

Please turn in your application by October 17, 2017. You will be notified if you are accepted on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Application Form

For more information, you may look at the Program Flyer or contact Nancy Cheng at

Program Flyer

Informational Session PowerPoint (in Chinese)

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