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Initiate a long-lasting partnership by visiting your Sister School

The Leadership Delegation is an official trip to initiate a Sister School Partnership. Your school’s Headteacher, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team, will meet with counterparts from a suitable Chinese school, government representatives in the Chinese Education Bureau, Foreign Affairs Office and often be interviewed by the press.

As part of the delegation, there will be an education conference, welcome assemblies, formal presentations and evening banquets.

Our colleagues in the Chinese Education Bureau are heavily involved in the partnership process. They assist us in selecting schools for the partnerships and will organise official events such as the conference and banquet to ensure that you are hosted like royalty.

Once you have officially signed your Sister School agreement, you can begin your student exchange trips to China and also host your Sister School. True Education Partnerships will support this process and partnership throughout to ensure its success and longevity.

What True Education Partnerships arrange for you:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Visa application
  • Internal transfers
  • All food
  • Sightseeing
  • A guide/translator for the trip
  • Meetings with Sister School and MOU signing
  • Introduction to Education Bureau and education conference

Heads Delegation to China

1. Sign MOU

By signing a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with your Sister School, you formally initiate the partnership.

3. Evening Banquets

You will be considered as a figure of importance in China. They will socialise with you during a grand banquet.

2. Education Exchange

You will attend an Education Conference, give a brief speech, take a campus tour and discuss your partnership's future plans.

4. Gift Exchange

Gifts are an important aspect of Chinese culture to build relationships and show respect. It is recommended to take a small school-to-school gift.


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