our mission

Here at Gotoco we are focused on improving cultural understanding between China and the rest of the world

Gotoco is a social enterprise focused on increasing interaction and exchanges between university and college students and one of the world’s oldest civilisations. We aim to be the go-to company for students looking to learn about the world and further their personal and professional development.

China has a rich cultural history and is now the world’s second largest economy, but opportunities to understand this fascinating country properly remain few and far between. We run three projects outlined below that aim to change this.

Summer in China

We believe the best way to learn about a country is through immersion —hanging out with locals and trying everything a country has to offer. Capitalising on the summer months from May to September each year, our summer in China programmes make China accessible and provide a unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture firsthand.

Aiming to give people a platform for continuing to travel the world, our TEFL training allows students to further their personal and professional development, while the offer of accommodation in rural Yangshuo, Guangxi at the end of the programmes is a great way to relax before heading back home.

No fees are charged to take part to allow as many students as possible to come to China. We believe travelling the world should be an option for everyone, so we are always looking for scholarship opportunities to help our applicants.  We offer our own scholarships to certain students who take part in our campus initiative ‘Gotoco China Link’.

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China Link

‘Gotoco China Link’ provides a forum for our alumni and their fellow students to continue to interact with China and bridge the gap between Chinese and non-Chinese students on campus. ‘Gotoco China Link’ student societies and partnered Chinese student associations hold events throughout the year to promote understanding of Chinese culture and exchanges between diverse student groups.

We aim to build a community of young people interested in China and exploring the world, helping the next generation of leaders to understand divergent global cultures.

Cultural Exchange Programmes in the UK and Australia

Gotoco designs summer programmes for Chinese high school students to visit the UK and Australia. We aim to offer Chinese students opportunities which are hard to come by in China, and set up cultural exchange activities to boost understanding between Chinese and UK or Australian secondary school students.

We partner with hands-on activity-based camps to foster language training, independence, and new skills to help all the students grow and develop into responsible global citizens. If you are a camp or school and would like to partner with us, or if you would like to volunteer on our camps, please contact Richard at richard.lloyd[at]go-to.co

We look forward to hearing from you!