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Frequently asked questions

  1. Q

    Can I directly register my child online?

    A

    Two steps are needed to enroll your child. First, the program coordinator has to interview your child to determine if our programs are a good fit. Second, we have to review expectations, terms, and agreements with both a parent and student to approve enrollment.
  2. Q

    Does your program have age requirements?

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    We have age guidelines, but there is flexibility. Children’s maturity levels are not determined by age alone. For example, a 17-year-old boy may be mischievous while a 12-year-old girl may be mature enough to instruct fellow team members. Therefore, knowing the child before we enroll him or her is critical to a successful experience.
  3. Q

    Will my child be insured while participating in the program?

    A

    Yes, your child is covered by travel insurance that covers medical expenses up to one million US Dollars.
  4. Q

    How safe is your program?

    A

    Students’ safety is always our number one priority. All students are supervised by adult team members 24/7.
  5. Q

    How big is the group?

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    We keep the ratio of students to adult team member close to 5:1. We provide individualized attention to each student.
  6. Q

    Can you book flights for us?

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    No, we don’t book flights, however, we can suggest which flights to take to meet us at destinations.
  7. Q

    What kinds of activities will my student take part in?

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    Each AAP has a meaningful theme and passion-driven goal which guide the activities and objectives of the program. For instance, at Silk Road Humanities Program, our students will be teaching academics in charity organizations. In addition, they will engage in local activities such as interacting with Islamic vendors, being the guest of a Uyghur family, riding camels and horses, and more.
  8. Q

    Does being part of your program make college applications stand out?

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    If the program includes volunteer work and/or internship, then yes. If the work is done well, the student may earn recognition, letter of recommendation and more from domestic/overseas organizations. The experience serves as an interesting college application topic.
  9. Q

    Can parents also take part in the experience?

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    Parents have the right to go wherever their student does, but adults cannot take part in student activities. Also, we do not encourage parents to come because students are then not able to experience independence and peer teamwork.
  10. Q

    How much does the program cost?

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    Cost depends on the program chosen and when enrollment occurs. Please contact the center to learn more.