Program Dates: TBA
Since 2006 Wayne State University has partnered with Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Wang Foundation, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan to offer this summer service learning program in rural China. By traveling to China’s poorest regions and providing K-12 students with opportunities to learn and practice English, volunteers have inspired rural Chinese students to study English and other subjects for the national college entrance exam. Five Chinese students are paired with two American students and assigned to rural schools throughout China. Volunteers spend approximately two weeks at their respective sites and three days in Beijing or Wuhan before and after their journey to the countryside. Students are encouraged to conduct research and may receive up to three credits for their experience.
Upon completing this course, students will be better able to think globally, and to perceive their own lives from an introspective angle, eventually learning how they can help make a change.