Summer of Service (SOS)

Fellowship Type: 
Summer Internship: 

8-10 positions teaching English in an immersion program for college students in a city in Hunan Province. Interns will be posted to a university in Jishou, a small city in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Region. This region is less developed than other parts of 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 5 weeks of instruction (6 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. 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.

Open to Princeton University first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. No knowledge of Mandarin required. 

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