Enhance your leadership skills while becoming active, global citizens. The Global Service Trip is transformational for both individuals and communities.
US Zhejiang General Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
Michigan Youth Empowerment Foundation
We are committed to providing unique and life-changing experiences that resonate deep within our students.
At A Glance…
Date: 07/14/19 to 07/28/19
Program Fee*: $1280 (average $85 per day)
*Program fee covers the cost of the transportation, lodging, meals, tickets and insurance incurred in China. Airfare and Chinese visa fees are not included. For financial aid, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Age of volunteers: 15 or older
Final team size: 13 students and three adult chaperones. All applicants will be interviewed to be selected for final team. Chaperones’ program fee will be waived.
Language: Speaking Mandarin is a plus but not required
Teaching subjects: STEAM education projects, along with musical and outdoor activities. Volunteers are required to attend four mandatory training sessions prior to departure.
Why Volunteer with the ``Global Service Trip to China``?
- Speaking in public – Selected participants will have opportunity to speak at the “2019 International Tech Youth Forum” as guest speakers.
- Community service: students will spend an estimated 60–100 hours on volunteer work. At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate stating the number of service hours completed.
- Superior support—partnered with local team in China, this brigade will ensure you feel supported every step of the way—from training in teaching material to guided sightseeing.
- Safety-first—volunteers are accompanied by adult volunteers from MYE foundation throughout the program. Volunteer safety is a top priority for the staff of this brigade.
- New friendships—13 American teenage volunteers will be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
- Epic experiences in China—including opportunities to meet government officials and visiting Alibaba, Shanghai Automotive, YiWu Market, etc.
Zhejiang is one of China’s most affluent and most densely populated provinces. In 2017, Zhejiang’s provincial gross domestic product (GDP) reached RMB 5.2 trillion (823 Billion USD), the fourth highest in China. It has population around 55.64 million. Zhejiang’s main manufacturing sectors are electromechanical industries, textiles, chemical industries, food, and construction materials.
Itinerary – 15 days
From July 14 – July 28, 2019
Day 1 – July 14:
Group arrives in Shanghai.
Day 2 – July 15:
Visit China Art Palace which is housed in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010. It is one of the largest art museums in Asia. Walking along the famous “Bund” – it has been one of the most recognizable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. Tour the City God Temple of Shanghai to learn Chinese culture and taste local cuisine.
Day 3 – July 16:
Visit Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp – Lingang Factory. SAIC is China’s biggest car manufacturer and ranked 36 in top Fortune Global 500. Visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to learn how Shanghai, a small fishing village, became one of the TOP metropolis in the world!
Day 4 – July 17:
Visit The Zijin Town of Zhejiang University which is the essential part of the Western Technology and Innovation Corridor of Hangzhou. Meet with young entrepreneurs from Zhejiang University and Alibaba at Purple Cow Incubator – China National level incubator. Visit Alibaba Cloud, also known as Aliyun, is a Chinese cloud computing company, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group. It is the largest cloud computing company in China.
Day 5 – July 18:
Attend the “International Tech Youth Forum” in Hangzhou. Learn 3D technology and design moon base with local high schools students under the coaching by NASA specialist. Visit West Lake & Zhejiang Provincial Museum – it is considered as the most important art museum in the West Lake area of Hangzhou.
Day 6 – July 19:
Arrive Yiwu Market and meet up with the local entrepreneurs. Yiwu Market is rated as the world largest wholesale market of general merchandise by United Nations, The World Bank, and Morgan Stanley.
Day 7 – July 20:
Arrive in Yueqing and attend local Charity event to teach local students about STEAM.
Day 8 – July 21:
Dongtou Islands Cultural Excursion: learn crab shell painting, fishing, making local food, and touring Wanghai Tower. The 35-meter-tall tower is Dongtou’s landmark and its top floor offers the best view in the county: a 360 degree view of ocean and islands.
Day (9-13) – July (22-26):
Voluntarily teaching at Dongtou No.1 High School
Day 14 – July 27:
Attend the “International Tech Youth Forum” in Wenzhou.
Day 15 – July 28:
Conclude the trip in Shanghai
Chinese Visa (Visa fee is not included in the program cost):
China Travel Service Zhejiang Group, Co., Ltd.浙江中旅
The largest travel service company in Zhejiang