Voluntary Teaching Program (VTP) 2019 Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Voluntary Teaching Program (VTP), formerly named as Summer Service and Learning Program (SSLP) in Rural China, was initiated by Tsinghua University and supported by Tseng Hin Pei Charity Fund, Beijing in 2006 with the aim to offer university students from different regions and countries an opportunity to serve and understand China. 

Every summer, 120 Tsinghua volunteers and 120 volunteers from different universities all over the world, are recruited and dispatched to 20 counties throughout various locations in rural China to serve the local students. Each team will consist of one Tsinghua teacher, five Tsinghua students and six non-Tsinghua volunteers. They will provide diversified community services including English teaching, culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises, as well as engage in cultural exchange with the local students in those rural counties. 

Through the program, volunteers can bring knowledge and hope to the rural villagers, while they can also fully immerse into the daily life of Chinese rural villagers with new discoveries and adventures. It will provide volunteers chances to immerse in rural China, to truly understand China.

For details of VTP, please click here.

Program Details
Program Date 6 - 23 July 2019 (3 weeks)
Location Beijing and Various undeveloped Counties and Provinces throughout China
Program Content Conduct teaching at schools in rural area
Preparation Meeting
24 April 2019 (Thu), 6 - 8pm
Program Fee US$500 (approximate HK$3,925)
  • Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students to receive subsidy to cover some of the program fee. Scholarships and Financial Aid Office (SFAO) will announce the details soon.

  • Students may apply for Connect Overseas Service Learning Grant (OSLG) to receive subsidy to cover part of the program fee. Additional consideration will be given to those with financial need. More details

  • Students who received government grant & loan via Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) will get pre-approval of OSLG, subject to presentation of TSFS notification of result during interview and satisfactory completion of the program:
      Amount of government grant awarded Program fee payable

    Fee schedule for grant & loan recipients

    Over 75% of grant US$100 (HK$790)
    50-75% of grant US$250 (HK$1,975)
    25-50% of grant US$400 (HK$3,160)

  • Program fee includes:
    •  Round trip travel between Beijing and the rural location
    •  Accommodation subsidy at Tsinghua University and rural location
    •  Meal subsidy at Tsinghua University and rural location
    •  Accidental insurance
    Program fee DOES NOT include:
    •   Round trip travel between Hong Kong and Beijing, optional activities, personal expenses, traveler's visa (if applicable) and travel insurance
Application Procedures
  • Please complete the online registration form
  • Interview will be held on 26 to 27 March 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email.
Application deadline 24 March 2019 (Sun) [Extended]
Enquiry Corliss Lee (sacorliss@ust.hk)

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