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Summer Service and Learning Program

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About Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China

The Tsinghua University and Tseng Hin Pei Charity Fund Voluntary Teaching Program was established by Tsinghua University in 2009. Hong Kong Baptist University have cooperated with Tsing Hua University and taken part in this programme for several years. Every summer, student volunteer would be sent to perform their service in the remote areas of rural China. Each team will consist of students from different backgrounds and countries, like Hong Kong, Taiwan, U.S., Europe, etc. Volunteers can provide diversified services to the local students in those rural counties, including English teaching, culture lectures, intercultural communication exercises and STEAM. 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.

The recruitment for 2019 programme is opened. More details are as follows:

Date of Service Trip:
A) 3-20 July 2019 (18 days)
B) 6-23 July 2019 (18 days)

Teaching Focus:
A) English language mainly
B) STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)
Location: Beijing and remote areas of mainland China

Fee: HKD 1,500 and HKD 800 deposit
Application: Closed

Pre-trip training workshop (Compulsory):

Date Time Content
20 March 2019 (Wed) 18:45-21:00 Programme briefing and sharing session
17 May 2019 (Fri) 11:00-12:30 Pre-trip briefing session

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Past Programme & Highlights 

Experiential learning activities with studentsExperiential learning activities with students

Teaching team consists members from difference nations and culturesTeaching team consists members from difference nations and cultures

Selfie after the lessonSelfie after the lesson

Group photo with local students and teachersGroup photo with local students and teachers

See who is the quickest?See who is the quickest?

Voluntary teachingVoluntary teaching

Student Reflection

Wong Sz Nga, Chinese Language and Literature, Year 1
As a Year 1 student, I would like to have a meaningful and memorable summer so I join the Summer Service and Learning Program organized by the university. It was a special experience that teaching the students in rural area. I realized that they desire to learn English. They would like to learn more and get a better understanding of the world. Even though they don’t have a sophisticated environment for learning, they treasure every learning opportunity. I was really touched by their learning attitude and I would like to try my best to tell them what the world is like and improve their English level.

Fan Zhiting, Geography, Year 2
I had never even dreamed that I can inspire others and let them find a dream. To me, teaching is not aim at making everyone know and interested in what you are talking about but let the one who are eager to learn know more. At that moment, I feel like that I have achieved the goal.

GAO Tianqi, BBA, Year 1
Before I came to the SSLP program, I am searching for the meaning of short-term voluntary teaching, some people said that these kind of teaching is too short to make any difference. After participating in SSLP,  I realize that even though the interaction between me and the local students made small changes to them only, but my words maybe influnece their mind to realize their dream. You can change your life if you want.

The application is closed. Thank you for your interest!

Telephone: 3411 5913
Fax: 3411 5983
Email: tommy@hkbu.edu.hk

Address:
Office of Student Affairs
Room 401,
The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies,
Shaw Campus
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong