2017 Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China

Program Introduction
The Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China (SSLP) was established by Tsinghua University in 2006. From 2006 to 2016 a total of 1,980 students and 336 faculty members from Tsinghua University and 969 international students and faculty members have been assigned to rural counties as part of of the program. 

Every summer, Tsinghua University recruit about 120 Tsinghua volunteers and 120 international volunteers who show a sincere commitment to voluntary work. Volunteers are to be dispatched in 20 teams and perform their service in 20 counties throughout various locations in rural China. Each team will consist of one Tsinghua teacher, five Tsinghua students and six non-Tsinghua volunteers. Volunteers can provide diversified services to the local students in those rural counties, including English teaching, culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises. Volunteers will convey a message of support and hope to locals. At the same time, "cultural immersion" will allow volunteers to actually participate in the daily life of a new culture throughout the whole program. New cultures and traditions await as the volunteers fill their days with new discoveries and rich experiences. 
Host Department
Education Poverty Alleviation Office
Who can apply?
Doctoral Students
Start Date
End Date
Program Fee
non-refundable registration fee $590 in US dollar
Tseng Hin Pei Charity Fund
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:  16 years old
Supporting Documents
A scanned copy of Student Card or the transcript
Application Procedure
Before March 20th , Application Period; 
March 20th to April 20th , Tsinghua will send an official invitation letter to applicants for applying visa.
Application Deadline
March 20th
Contact Details
Ms. Jiao, Program manager