Tabor Gateways Program

Welcome to Tabor Gateways!

Two 3-Week Sessions:  (Boarding only: for students entering 8th-11th grade)

English and Chinese Language Students:
Join together as you perfect your Chinese or English skills and practice with native speakers your age while enjoying fun experiences that will make conversing easy and fun! 

Our primary audience is students from China, and we welcome American students to join us in a cross cultural experience while they learn Chinese, no prior study required. Basic English fluency must be demonstrated through the registration process.

2019 Dates:

July 14-August 2, 2019
July 28- August 16, 2019

Academic program – 4 engaging seminars taught by Tabor faculty in English
Cultural exploration – Boston, Providence, Newport to visit universities, observe whales, and see the historic mansions of Newport
Residential life – Interact with American staff on Tabor's friendly, seaside campus
Language Learning – Intensive instruction each evening for learning Chinese or English with expert faculty who will encourage practice with native speaking peers

Program Features

  • Our three-week program includes four seminars:  
    Historian as Detective, with trip to Majiro Train in Fairhaven, MA;
    Model United Nations, with simulation conference;
    Marine Science, with whale watch trip and daily use of Tabor's Marine Science Laboratory;
    Chemistry and Cooking, with laboratory study and a cookout.
    Each seminar includes three-hours of instruction in English and additional online work with classmates
  • Five days are devoted to excursions to nearby universities (MIT, Brown, Harvard) and New England highlights (Newport Cliff Walk and Mansion Tour, Plymouth Whale Watch)

  • Afternoon activities include swimming, field games, badminton, squash, basketball, baseball, and group bonding activities. Residential staff include Tabor faculty and recent Tabor graduates who understand global education, some of them students of Chinese language.

  • Evening one-hour language learning sessions teach communication skills in English or Chinese. Students record and present narratives and interviews in the language they are learning.

  • Residential life includes opportunity for cross-cultural friendships in a shared learning living environment for particicpants.

  • Collaborative work in a variety of media, (text, photo and video), is posted on class websites for parents to view after the summer session.

Be A Global Navigator!

  • Global Navigators are American and International students from other countries who seek a cross cultural experience and are eager to learn about China and acquire beginning Chinese language skills.
  • Be both a teacher and a learner as you learn Chinese and practice with native speakers!

Tuition and Fees

The 2019 3-Week Session Cost: $5000 for U.S. Students. Health insurance and travel additional.

Students may attend only one session.


More information about Tabor Gateways may be found through
Julie Crosby, Registration Manager or call 508.291.8558


Admissions Office: 226 Front Street, Marion MA 02738 | Mail: 66 Spring Street, Marion MA 02738 | 508.748.2000 |