China has been a part of the world that has been civilized for nearly 5,000 years and has at one time considered itself to be the center of the world. It has had a major impact internationally on art, culture and science. China remains a land filled with mystery and a storehouse of archaeological and cultural treasures. The geography of this great land is vast as are its climate extremes. The country's topography is rich in scenic landscapes ranging from the peaks of the Himalayas to dramatic river gorges and vast desert regions. China is the third largest country and holds the largest population. The wonderful people of China are respectful and appreciative and this ancient culture provides many opportunities for fantastic volunteer experiences. Complex and dynamic, China invites discovery and claims its place as one of the most influential countries on earth.
Internship programs are organized based on individual needs. Research or Dissertation Internships are usually conducted during the last year of study in support of graduation or dissertation requirements.
Volunteers help provide daily care and emotional support for those less fortunate children without parents through hands-on activities such as education, counseling, nutrition, hygiene, recreation, sports and entertainment.
Teaching and Literacy Program
Volunteers are introduced to a community to teach kindergarten, primary and secondary school children English language and other school subjects with an emphasis on literacy and cross-curriculum learning.
This special program allows volunteers to be placed in Buddhist monasteries to enjoy the peace and quiet of a spiritual environment while living day to day with the monks. Sessions involving meditation, healing and teachings are provided.
Volunteers involved in the implementation of waste management and sanitation techniques, improvements to agriculture and farming, and village community building projects.
Volunteers provide primary health care services at health centers or outposts. Medical, dental and nursing care are examples of needed services. Volunteers conduct orientation in hygiene, sanitation, and other health topics in schools and communities.