Faculty Advisor

Du, Wen-Hua

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert


This project sought to assist the Yimi Children's House Montessori school in Hangzhou, China with their efforts to establish an international exchange program. This report details the process the team took to present Yimi with recommendations regarding how to prepare for an exchange program, what "best practices" to follow, and which Montessori schools in the United States Yimi should pursue as partners. Through interviewing key stakeholders, evaluating potential partner schools, and researching existing exchange models, this project provided Yimi with guidance for establishing exchanges. Final recommendations include beginning program development with a narrow scope, such as short tours for teachers rather than longer stays, and working with specified American Montessori schools.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project