Important - Coronavirus update


  • Camps and homestay programs are still expected to go ahead this summer. 
  • Homestay participants due to arrive before May should contact us for updates.
  • We are continually monitoring official updates and FCO advice.
  • We hope that, although in the short term the situation may worsen, it will have stabilised by this summer. China now has very few new domestic cases and cities are returning to normal. 
  • The main concern is now the UK and global situation, with countries closing international borders and governments advising against non-essential travel.
  • In the event that programs are cancelled due to the advice of the UK FCO and/ or Chinese authorities, all deposits and/ or program fees (where applicable) will be refunded.

We hope that this reassures current applicants and offer holders and strongly encourage you to continue with your application confident that your safety is our number one priority.


Useful links:

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office – China travel advice

US Bureau of Consular Affairs – China travel advisory

World Health Organisation – Novel Coronavirus information



Please note that this has been written after careful review of official announcements and statistics. However, we do not claim to be medical experts – this does not constitute formal advice but just sets out Abridge Academy’s position on the situation. Participants accept full responsibility for making an informed decision as to whether or not to participate. You should ensure that you have suitable travel and medical insurance covering your time abroad.