ChinaWay Volunteer Program offers American students the chance to volunteer and intern in Mainland China.
Our English Teaching program is full. Thanks!
Help children left behind for 07/05 ~ 07/19 still has 3~4 positions.
Chinaway Summer Program offers American students the chance to volunteer and intern in Mainland China. Through volunteering with Chinaway, students will be able to gain real world epistemology and learn in a hands-on experience. Helping people in China also may help students develop themselves and think more globally. Because of its excellent facilities, brilliant mentors, and fun learning environment, this is a perfect summer opportunity.
Chinaway Summer Program, sticking to its motto of “improve yourself and serve the world; care for others and perfect yourself,” will launch three projects in 2014, and invite students to participate in those that best interest and suit them. (Past project descriptions can be found at www.chinawayusa.com and http://blog.sina.com.cn/sfvolunteer )
1) Summer Computer Software Internship (June 18 – July 2)
As an intern, you will learn and help China at the same time! You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of software and animation, be involved in hands-on software development, and help improve Chinese websites. Volunteers will:
• Learn the basics of computer software
• Learn the basics of computer animation
• Complete your own animation projects
• Learn how to build dynamic and engaging websites
• Be part of a team to improve the official website of Chengdu
• Visit cultural and social institutions (Panda centers, cultural monuments, schools)
• Volunteer at charitable organizations and help the less-privileged children of China
...It seems so long ago that everyone was together in ChinaWay. Our hearts broke when we had to say good-bye. Here, we made such great friends, met so many amazing people, visited awesome places and experienced incredible things. -- Angela
Wake up in the morning gonna see pandas
Got my sunglasses, out the door, I'm gonna see Ya An.
Get ready, chop veggies with some clumsy skill
'Cause when I leave in the cart, the trays are already filled.
I'm talking 'bout--
Mosquitoes on our skin, skin,
Watching panda kin, kin
Riding in the breeze, breeze
Fast-walking, time to eat, eat
Sweet Popsicles and we're chased by bees
Again, it's time to feed, feed---
We're here, been a year,
People, buy some souvenirs,
Today, we'll all wait, we gave pandas only bait.
Deceived, but not bereaved,
But the day don't stop, no
Bleary pandas, hello, 'lo.
Heavy uniforms only to feed 'em twice a day, did you know?!
We're back, cut some slack.
We were never on track
Didn't do much, this is such, but now we're in a rush
Certificates, panda mitts
But the bus ride don't stop no...
Let's take these photos, oh
Of baby pandas when we're down so low
Ain't got a care in the world, but got all these noodles,
They're as spicy as heck, but it's pretty good food.
Now, we're all lining up 'cause we got two hours return,
Sleep away the ride, smirk and take weird photos (awkward!)
Don't stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, Imma fight until we see the sunlight.
Tick Tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop no--
(at least, not until someone yells at us
then we'll have to make a huge fuss...)
[Writer, go home, you're drunk. But seriously, no self-respecting person would make a parody of Tik Tok about pandas and spicy noodles and get stuck in rhyming mode. I must've lost all my dignity at camp]
The melody of our days are sweet and lilting/jarring and abrupt/music to the murmuring ears.
Lively was the morning, crackling with energy/songs/ablaze dawn.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams stretched onwards, blanks filled as our deer/dear children wobbled on trembling legs before standing proudly.
Someone Like You was soulful, deep, and mired our students in tittering uncertainties and hearty laughter; try and en/courage as the stage became home to the realm of English music.
Call Me Maybe traded souls for wishes, pennies and dimes once for a kiss but emptied out of Time's piggy bank, restless sunshine danced about like the thoughts of the class yearning for more.
Intense was the noon, glowing with knowledge/ blackboards/bright skies.
Outlines sprawled across space, as we the teachers directed the flow of logic, because just because is not enough.
Notebooks reveled in evidence, guidelines swarming across the page and the person throbbing with the pulse of the debate delta/ ethos, pathos, logos.