2019 Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China

Program Introduction
The Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China (SSLP) launched in 2006. Thousands of students and faculty members from both Tsinghua and international Universities were engaged in the program over the past 10 years. The Program brought knowledge, encourage and warmth to the needy children, meanwhile, the participators gained a much deeper understanding of rural China and developed cross-cultural communication skills. Volunteering with SSLP is a rewarding and potentially life-changing experience.

This summer Tsinghua University plan to recruit about 90 Tsinghua volunteers and 45 international volunteers who show a sincere commitment to voluntary work. Volunteers are to be dispatched in 15 teams and perform their teaching service in 15 counties throughout various locations in rural China. Each team will consist of two Tsinghua teacher, six Tsinghua students and three international volunteers. Volunteers can provide diversified teaching services to the local students in those rural counties, including English teaching, culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises, etc.

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Host Department
Education Poverty Alleviation Office, Tsinghua University
Who can apply?
Doctoral Students
Start Date
End Date
Program Fee
non-refundable registration fee $590 in US dollar
Program Seats
Basic Requirements
Gender Requirement: None
    Language & Proficiency Requirement: English. There is no Chinese language requirement.
    Required Experience: None but ideal candidates will have experience or interest in rural issues or development issues, as well as experience living in rural conditions (or camping) and/or experience in diverse cross-cultural teams or settings.
Major Requirement: None but preferred candidates are those with stated or intended academic interests in voluntary work or social work and/or Asian studies and/or languages.
Student Minimum Age: 18years old
Supporting Documents
A scanned copy of the passport, application letter, resume
Application Procedure
April 8th 2019, Closing date for applications: 
April 11th , Tsinghua University will issue the participants list and the invitation letters.
April 12th to April 28th , After getting visa, volunteers need to pay the registration fee, and email the payment record to bluelily@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn. 
July 3th , participants arrive in Beijing
July 4th to July 5th  opening ceremony and ice-breaking
July 8th to July 19th , service in rural China
July 19th , program ends
July 20th , back to Beijing
Application Deadline
April 8th, 2019
Contact Details
(+86 10) 6279-5633