Selena Russ , from Smith College, USA, joined Lotus 7 weeks Summer program (3 weeks One on One plus 4 weeks at BLCU) in 2005.

My experience with Lotus was fantastic! They were always attentive to every email/question or problem I ever experienced. Their staff showed they really cared and that was a great feeling. It was a comfort knowing I didn 't have to worry about doing too much by myself.

As for my host family, I never expected such caring and selfless generosity. I really felt like I was part of the family from the very start. They helped me get settled and brought me around to different parts of the city with them when they went out as a family. The tutor was also very attentive and useful in getting adjusted into Beijing life. I feel like I have a strong foundation of my Chinese because of this experience.