China New Horizons (CNH) is an experiential education provider that aims to raise global awareness and international mindedness. Our programmes are delivered through five domains: Leadership and Adventure, Service, Chinese Language and Culture, Globalisation and Modernisation, Environment and Sustainability.
CNH has been operating in Hong Kong and China under the Utahloy Education Foundation since 2013. CNH programmes are designed and facilitated by talented and passionate educators experienced in adventure-programming, service-learning, language studies and cross-cultural facilitation.
To provide a purposeful learning experience and service that inspires a sense of wonder, optimism and sustainability. Through our emphasis of adventure programming, team-building and cross-cultural understanding we pride ourselves on individuals developing into more globally conscious and effective leaders for the 21st century.
We believe in learning by doing. This means gaining insight into the world through purposeful experiences. From caving in karst, mountainous topography to planting and harvesting tea in remote Chinese communities, our activities are geared to create the optimal learning environment anywhere, anytime. Every unique experience in life is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, reflect and make personal changes. CNH employs the hope that through our guided experiences, our learners will be agents of change in a global community.
Experiential Learning Process
We utilize a four-stage cyclical learning process which begins with a concrete experience wherein the learner experiences an activity.
The second stage, reflective observation, is when the learner consciously reflects on the experience or activity.
The third stage, abstract conceptualisation, is where the learner attempts to conceptualise a theory or model of what is observed.
The fourth stage, application or active experimentation, is where the learner is trying to plan how to test a model, theory or plan for a new experience. Collectively, this process emphasises personal growth imbedded within each activity.
Chinese Language and Culture
Develop and refine both written and spoken Mandarin through intensive lessons with trained language instructor. Be immersed in culture and engage with the local community. From religions and beliefs, to martial arts and dance, we offer endless opportunities to gain an all-round understanding of Chinese culture.
Globalisation and Modernisation
Through the exploration of China’s diverse historic and societal developments, young leaders can gain first-hand insights of
what drives one of the world’s largest economy.
Environment and Sustainability
Participate in modern and organic agricultural practices. Gain insights into the aspects of sustainability through organic farming . Learn how to utilise food wastes and add value to its continuity. Reduce environmental impacts and carbon footprints. Get hands on and join the Leave No Trace movement.
Leadership and Adventure
Sharpen and develop skills while exceeding physical and perceived limits through kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering, camping, hiking, cycling and more. Demonstrate and build leadership competencies through various individual and team challenges. Leadership activities and reflections focus on identification of personal/professional strengths, as well as character and leadership goals.
Develop global citizenship and initiative to act. Each service-learning opportunity allows students to investigate, plan, collaborate, implement and evaluate their experiences.