Summer of Service (SOS)

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Summer Internship: 

12 positions teaching English in an immersion program for college students in a remote part of Hunan Province populated by Tujia and Miao minorities. Interns will be posted to a university in Jishou, a small city in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Region. This region is one of the most underdeveloped in China and provides a wonderful opportunity to assist in improving educational resources for minority students. In the spring, students selected for this program will create a curriculum of their own design, including a textbook, extracurricular activities, and lesson plans. The program runs from late June through mid-August, with a 1 week of on-site cultural orientation and training in Jishou, followed by 6 weeks of instruction (8 weeks total), and frequent travel on weekends. The school provides room & board, a basic living stipend, and may provide opportunities to study Chinese language and cultural activities. Chinese language skills are not required for this position, only an adventurous spirit. The program was conceived of and organized by a Princeton student who was inspired to start an English language immersion program in developing rural China.

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