Yantai is located in northeastern China on the coast of the Shandong Peninsula. Once recognized as the most "Charming City of China, Yantai is a small but busy shipping port city that to this day still retains some of its colonial charm. Unlike the large
- Yantai, China
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- China is the cultural center of East Asia: its social riches and 5,000 years of turbulent history place it among the world’s greatest travel destinations. The Great Wall, X’ian’s Terracotta Army, the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square: the very names ring of history and legend.
The Shandong province, where are volunteer projects are based, is located on the eastern edge of the North China Plain. The Shandong peninsula is home to some of China’s best ports, located along the peninsula’s rocky, indented coast. The hilly countryside produces an abundant amount of fruit while fishing is the most important industry along the coast. With a history of more than 5,000 years, Shandong is considered one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Shandong has also been the home of a large number of historical figures, including Confucius, the great thinker and educator from China.
Yantai is located in northeastern China on the coast of the Shandong Peninsula. Once recognized as the most "Charming City of China, Yantai is a small but busy shipping port city that to this day still retains some of its colonial charm. Unlike the large metropolis of Beijing and Shanghai, Yantai has its own unique character and history. In 1861, Yantai became one of the first opening ports in the modern China. There is evidence that the city of Yantai existed as long as 10,000 years ago and was used as a means of defense against pirates. Today you can still see the well preserved navy base which dates back to the Ming Dynasty.
Program Includes: Airport meet and greet in Yantai. Project and city tour orientation. Accommodations on campus in school apartment (private room). Internet access on premises. All rooms have private bathroom/shower, telephone and TV. Guidance within the project from the on-site coordinator and teaching staff. Meals are included in the school cafeteria. 24/7 hour support by the project coordinator. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
- Setting Description:
- Teaching English Missions Volunteers have the opportunity to teach conversational English in the local schools in and around Yantai. Volunteer teaching placements are ranging from the kindergartens, primary schools, high schools and colleges throughout the whole city in both urban and rural areas. Volunteers are assisted by the local teacher, and focus is on language comprehension and speaking. The teachers and students are eager to learn English, so volunteers are very welcome at the schools. Class sizes vary from 20-30 students per class. Volunteers assist the local (bi-lingual) teacher, and will be provided guidance and instructions. The classes are Monday –Friday and volunteers should be prepared to teach 20-25 hours per week (3-4 classes a day). Volunteers are teaching conversation English, using songs, books, teaching aids and any other ideas that you can come up with.
- Cost can be found on our website.
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