The Education and International Exchange Division aims to contribute to educational development in China, to promote cultural exchange between Chinese young people and those from overseas and bridging the gap of education opportunities between eastern and western China.
The projects of the Education and International Exchange Division give priority to less-developed areas, in particular, to minority regions. Disadvantaged groups in comparatively developed areas in China also number among our beneficiaries.
The major concerns of the projects are educational development, promotion of international exchanges, and rendering assistance to migrant workers and their children as well as to other vulnerable groups.
This program mainly includes the following projects:
- Amity Teacher Program
- Summer English Program
- Summer English Program (HK)
- Young Adults Program
- Service Learning Program
Education is working both-ways
Karl Theodor Jaspers once interpreted the philosophy of education in a thought-provoking way: Education is a tree shaking another tree, another cloud to promote a cloud, a soul awakening another soul.
For our Amity teachers, young volunteers from home and abroad, as well as Amity staff who serve with the Education and International Exchange Division, to teach is to learn, and to offer is to gain. Those who participate actively in this dynamic exchange process, not only can serve others with their knowledge and transferable skills, but also can cultivate a stronger sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement. For all participants, there is always a possibility to a more exciting and meaningful life, which would also contribute to a better society.
|Amity teachers come from abroad to serve from one to two years and are generally placed in teacher- training institutes in smaller cities of western China. Amity teachers teach English and western culture to their students who will be primary and middle school teachers in rural areas. (link)|
|The Amity Summer English Program invites volunteers from overseas to provide oral English training and to demonstrate teaching methodology to Chinese English teachers from less developed areas.(link)|
|The Amity Summer English Program Hong Kong invites volunteers from Hong Kong to provide oral English training and teaching methodology to Chinese English teachers from less developed areas. (link)|
|Amity’s Young Adults Program is an exchange program providing opportunities for Young Adults from overseas to come to China for one year. They are assigned to tech English in Schools in parts of China that are lesser developed. These young adult volunteers teach oral English in middle schools, while studying Chinese language and culture. (link)|
|Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates relevant community services with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities for the common good. (link)|
For additional information, you may also contact:
Helen Zhao, Educational Exchange Programs
Tel. (86-25) 8326-0807