Pay It Forward: 6 Ways to Volunteer in Korea

Looking to do some good while you’re in Korea? From serving soup in Seoul to rescuing animals in Suncheon, Courtney “Coco” Tait shows us how to give back.

Once you’ve explored the local temples, tried all your neighborhood barbecue joints, hiked a nearby mountain or three, disrobed at the spa, and sipped one too many pints of draft Cass, you may be itching for some fresh experiences on the expat path. Volunteering opportunities in Korea are vast, varied, and surprisingly easy to coordinate: anyone with a few spare hours could soon find themselves rescuing a dog, serving soup to the homeless, or screening films on the plight of North Koreans. Here are six suggestions to get you started.

1. Campaign for North Korean refugees

Approximately 20,000 North Korean refugees live in South Korea, according to online news source Asian Correspondent, with the majority arriving after months or years hiding in China and a grueling detour through Burma, Thailand, or Vietnam. Upon arrival, they face a multitude of challenges assimilating to South Korean culture, from battling mistrust and paranoia to job discrimination and difficulty communicating in a language embedded with American English slang.

Often malnourished and poorly educated, defectors struggle to adapt to the seemingly rich and increasingly globalized culture of South Korea, with many plagued by guilt for leaving family members in a country where citizens are conditioned to worship a ruthless dictator and forced to survive on minimal rations of food.

Several North Korean human rights groups based in Seoul require volunteers. Click on the following links for directions and details on how to get involved:

  • Every Saturday from 3-5pm, Rescue NK holds a street campaign in Insadong to raise awareness for the plight of North Koreans, including those who have defected and the millions who remain. The group also organizes film screenings and benefits aimed toward assisting refugees and those in North Korea who wish to defect.
  • PSCORE coordinates a one-on-one English tutoring program for refugees, and provides advice on inherent challenges that arise when tutoring this unique demographic.
  • Helping Hands Korea, an organization dedicated to helping refugees escape by providing secret foster homes in China to North Korean children, and sending food to orphans and schoolchildren in North Korea – holds a weekly awareness-raising campaign every Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm, near Samgakji Station.

2. Help feed the homeless

According to a 2010 survey conducted by civic groups and the Korean Center for City and Environment Research, and estimated 1500 South Koreans live on the street. The majority-a population that is 95% male and centered mostly in Seoul-can be found in groups scattered around Seoul Station and at various subway stations throughout the city. Approximately 300 homeless reside in Busan and Daegu combined. Though these figures are relatively small in a country of 48.2 million, 1500 homeless means 1500 people who often go hungry while the rest of the population eats.

  • Helping feed Seoul’s homeless isPLUR, a philanthropic group committed to increasing peace and unity in Korea through volunteering. The group assists at a soup kitchen every Friday, and on Sundays passes out food to the homeless in and around Seoul station.
  • In Busan, BIWA volunteers at Haeundae Soup Kitchen the second Tuesday of each month. Contact [email protected] for details.
  • Carita’s Nuns soup kitchen in Busan’s Suyoung area is also looking for volunteers, and can be reached at 051-544-1236.

3. Foster a furry four-legged creature (or just take one for a walk)

Missing the wag of your dog’s tail as you walk through the door or the sound of your cat’s purr before you drift to sleep? According to Animal Rescue Korea (ARK), many city-run shelters follow a Korean policy that states stray animals can only be held for 10 days before euthanizing. While not all shelters euthanize, and some are flexible on the 10-day rule, many animals aren’t rescued quickly enough for their life to be saved.

  • If you live in a pet-friendly place and are willing to prep the stray for a permanent home, you can apply to foster an animal in Korea, taking care of it while you or the shelter seeks a long-term caregiver.
  • Just want to brush fur or play fetch? Shelter animals also need grooming, exercise, and photos taken to help them find permanent homes. Whether you visit once or several times, many shelters welcome the help of volunteers. Just find a shelter in your area to get started.

4. Support former Korean ‘Comfort Women’ at The House of Sharing

During WW2, the Japanese military forcibly recruited an estimated 200,000 women from various countries into sexual slavery. Known as ‘Comfort Women,’ the majority were Korean, some still adolescents at the time of recruitment.

Located in Seoul, The House of Sharing is a safehouse for halmonis (a respectful term for grandmother) who are former Comfort Women, as well as a human rights museum opened in 1998 to educate visitors on the halmonis’ experience and their fight for retribution from the Japanese Government, who to date has failed to take responsibility for the plight of the Comfort Women or issue a formal apology.

  • To join the Outreach Team, visit the House during one if its tours (held on weekends approximately once a month) after which you can apply to volunteer. According to Korea4expats.com, a long-term commitment and free weekend days once a month are required, as well as some background knowledge of the issue. Volunteers for research, transcription and translation of the halmonis’ personal testimony are also needed. To reserve your place on a tour, email your name, number attending and phone number to: [email protected]
  • Want to support the former comfort women in their demands to the Japanese Government? Started by the Korean Council in 1992, a demonstration is held every Wednesday from 12-1 pm in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. The protests provide an opportunity to show the halmoni and the Japanese Government that the international community supports their fight for justice. See their website for more details.

5. Spend time with orphans and at-risk youth

Hundreds of orphanages exist throughout Korea, providing communal homes for children who often have little hope of being adopted. The children living in them yearn for extra attention and affection, needs which are difficult to meet for staff members who provide basic daily care for every child. Offering your time to play games and sports, coordinate art and craft activities, and be a positive role model for these kids diversifies their experiences and gives them the opportunity to receive individual attention.

  • Korean Kids & Orphange Outreach Mission (KKOOM) provides a list of orphanages throughout South Korea. With the help of a bilingual translator, you can often set up your own volunteer times at an orphanage in your area.
  • In Seoul, the Itaewon/Hannam Global Village Center and PLURboth organize regular orphanage visits.
  • In Busan, ATEK Busan Volunteer-a group that coordinates various Busan-based volunteer opportunities-organizes monthly visits to Boys Town Orphanage near Nampodong. The group also has coordinators working with three other Busan orphanages near Dayeondong, Oncheonjang, and Beomosa, and can set up weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly visits for interested volunteers.
  • ATEK Busan is also looking for a volunteer coordinator or organize activities for at-risk youth at an after-school program in Nampodong. Created by Child-Fund Green Umbrella-an organization that receives government money to assist children whose parents are impoverished or absent-the facility is open from 2 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday. *Note: This program is offered across Korea, with 120 locations. ATEK Busan can connect volunteers at other locations near them.Send a message through ATEKBusanVolunteerto learn more about these opportunities.

6. Teach English to underprivileged Koreans

While expats spend hours each day teaching phonics and grammar to kids in pricey, privately-run hagwons or academies, countless Koreans who can’t afford English lessons are left unable to compete. In a country whose government emphasizes the importance of learning the world’s leading language, disadvantaged Koreans can benefit from free lessons offered through several organizations-all of which require volunteers.

  • One of the largest volunteer-based organizations in Korea, Seoul-based HOPEpartners with several host centers to provide volunteers with a classroom location and group of underprivileged kids to teach. Curriculum is flexible, with an emphasis on exposing kids to other cultures and developing familiarity with foreigners. While HOPE requests that volunteers commit to at least three months teaching time, you can offer as little as one hour per week to as much time as you’d like to give. HOPE also has centers in Gyungki and other Korean cities.
  • Mustard Seed coordinates teaching kids from low-income or single parent families, meeting twice monthly on Saturday afternoons near Sindaebang Station in Seoul. For details, email [email protected]
  • ATEKBusanVolunteer is looking for committed volunteers to teach English on Saturdays at Women’s Shelters which house abused women and unwed mothers and their children. Locations are in Geojaedong and Yeonsandong.
  • Also organized through ATEK Busan Volunteer are weekly English lessons at Asian Community School-a transitional school for children of migrant workers. Teaching times are mornings, 10-1 pm, but volunteers can teach for as little as one hour or up to three. Send a message through ATEKBusanVolunteer to learn more about these and other opportunities.

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Hailing from Victoria, Canada, Courtney Tait spent three years traversing Europe, the Middle East, S.E. Asia and Australia before returning home to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Journalism. Her passion for people, travel, art, music, and nature inspires stories and images featured on her blog, Coco Busan. Currently based in South Korea, she works as a teacher and freelance writer.

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Ages: College Junior through Graduate Student, 5th Year

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Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

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Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

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Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

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Ages: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5

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Ages: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, 5th Year

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Ages: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 2

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9. Surfdog Records Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Surfdog Records Internship is available to students who are self-motivators and have an interest in the entertainment industry.

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Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

The Finance Undergraduate Internship is available to undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in finance or accounting. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this role.

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11. CSO Public Relations Internship

Ages: College Junior through Graduate Student, 5th Year

The CSO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) Public Relations Internship is available to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in English, arts management, public relations, journalism, or communications.

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12. Studio Production Intern

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students Year 5

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13. Visual Stylist Internship – Nordstrom, Inc.

Available to: College Junior through College Senior

Provided by Nordstrom, Inc., the Visual Stylist Internship is available to junior and senior students with experience in merchandising and visual styling to be considered for this internship.

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14. Facebook Front End Engineer, Intern/Co-op

Ages: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 2

The Front End Engineer, Intern/Co-op is available to students pursing BS or MS degree in computer science or a related technical field. Intern will work with Product Designers to implement the next generation of Facebook products.

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15. Software Developer Internship – Google, Inc.

Ages: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, 2nd Year

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16. Sales/Marketing Internship – AVG Sports Group

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

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Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

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18. Fair Courts Project Internship – Lambda Legal

Ages: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 3rd Year

The Fair Courts Project Internship is open to law students who have experience with or an interest in legal issues relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV, specifically the Fair Courts Project.

Students who have had substantial political science undergraduate coursework are also eligible to apply. Interns will assist primarily with Lambda Legal’s Fair Courts Project. This position is located in New York, New York and is unpaid.

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19. Wildlife Nursery Internship, South Florida Wildlife Center – Human Society of the United States

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Wildlife Nursery Internship is available to students who are at least 18 years of age.

Intern duties may include cleaning and setting up enclosures, preparing diets and formulas, hand feeding animals, documenting care, assisting with routine care and physical exams and other duties as needed.

You must demonstrate an interest in caring for sick, injured and orphaned baby wildlife and certain non-native species to qualify for this award.

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20. Paramount Pictures Corporation Undergraduate Internship

Ages: College Junior through College Senior

The Undergraduate Internship is available to junior and senior students who are interested in working in the entertainment industry.

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21. United Nations Foundation Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, 5th Year

The United Nations Foundation Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who possess a strong interest in international affairs.

You must possess good writing and research skills and formidable knowledge of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions.

Internships are available in the following areas: partnership development, public affairs, finance and grants administration, and issues areas: children’s health, women and population, technology, climate and energy, US-UN relations, sustainable development.

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22. Administrative Internship – The Second City

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Second City Administrative Internship is open to energetic, highly-motivated interns who are interested in working shows produced at The Second City year round.

You must have the following qualifications to qualify for this award: have the ability to work within a team-based work structure; possess initiative, conscientiousness and strong self-management skills; have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; and can cheerfully deal with working at a breakneck speed, constant changes in direction and juggling many tasks at once.

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23. Marketing Internship – National Aquarium in Baltimore

Ages: College Freshmen through College Senior

The Marketing Internship is available at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Two paths are available, a sales and service path focusing on packing tours and tour operations and a advertising and promotions path focusing on general admissions promotions and events.

You must be enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university.

You must be studying marketing, public relations, communications, development or a related field to be eligible for this position.

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Ages: College Sophomores through College Seniors

The Production Internship is available to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are majoring or have an interest in television, film, communications or media studies.

Interns will assist the production and office staff in a variety of tasks.

You must be at least 18 years of age, be detail oriented, knowledgeable in pop culture, organized and highly proactive to be considered for this internship.

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25. The Ellen DeGeneres Show Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Internship is available to undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

You must fill out application form and then tell your story to be considered for this position.

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26. Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern is available to students interested in gaining experience in bicycle transportation planning and non-profit advocacy in San Francisco.

You must have strong written skills with some experience in professional and public settings to be considered for this internship.

Intern duties include drafting content for mass emails regarding advocacy campaigns and drafting blog entries for our website.

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27. Forbes Media BrandVoice Intern

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by Forbes Media, The BrandVoice Intern is available to current students with previous editorial/marketing internships.

You must be able to commit 15-20 hours per week to be able to considered for this position.

As an intern, you will handle BV promotions and switchouts for channels and edit sponsorships.

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28. Blue Man Group Casting & Training Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Casting and Training Internship is open to students with an interest in casting or stage management. Intern duties may include attending auditions and callbacks, preparing audition postings, maintaining the casing database and DVD library and other duties as needed.

You must have an interest in a career in casting, stage management and/or arts administration, be proficient in Microsoft Office and databases in order to be considered for this internship.

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29. Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Volunteer Intern

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Volunteer Intern is available to undergraduate or graduate students with an educational concentration in International Relations, international economics, political science or a related field.

You must have strong research, writing and communication skills and related research experience in an academic or professional setting, as well as previous internship experience preferred to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will conduct research on global supply chains and corruption/rule of law, generate ideas for weekly blog post and work with team to draft and edit.

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30. National LGBTQ Task Force Communications Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Communications Internship is available to students with an interest in communications.

Intern duties may include aiding in drafting copy and blogging at various events and functions and other duties as needed. You must possess knowledge and commitment to LGBT issues, have strong communication skills and be computer proficient in order to be considered for this internship.

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31. Cars.com Strategy & Business Development Summer MBA Intern

Ages: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5

Cars.com is seeking a uniquely-qualified individual to join the Strategy and Business Development Team as a Summer Associate. The Strategy and Business Development Team Summer Associate role will be a mix of both internal and external facing business development activities as well as strategic planning. MBA candidate with relevant work experience preferred. Recent MBA graduates may be considered.

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32. Farm Sanctuary Shelter Project Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by Farm Sanctuary, the Shelter Project Internship (Orland, California) is available to those with an interest in farm animal rescue operations.

Intern duties may include barn cleaning, grounds maintenance, shelter laundry, shelter hospital cleaning, assisting with animal health checks and other shelter projects as needed.

You must have the ability to work in all weather conditions and perform strenuous physical labor and lifting to be considered for this internship. No previous animal experience is necessary.

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33. Woman Made Gallery Graphic Design Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Provided by the Woman Made Gallery, the Graphic Design Internship is available to students show focus on one specific area such as communications, research, design, and artisan gallery. You must be proficient with Photoshop or similar design software; Adobe Illustrator and InDesign a plus to be considered for this position.

Photographers especially welcome. As an intern, you will be responsible for numerous projects related to the Woman Made’s public relations.

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34. New Mexico Pets ALIVE Dog Program Associate Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Provided by New Mexico Pets ALIVE, the Dog Program Associate Internship is available to students that have with an academic or professional background in business and/or have an entrepreneurial spirit who can embrace guidance and direction preferred.

You must be comfortable getting dirty in jeans or raising funds in business attire and love dogs, of course, to be considered for position.

Learn more information about the New Mexico Pets ALIVE Dog Program Associate Internship.

35. Hallmark Cards, Inc. 2016 Summer Internship – Business Management & Analytics

Ages: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by Hallmark Cards, Inc., the 2016 Summer Intern – Business Management & Analytics is available to students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program or MBA / Master’s program – graduation date of December 2016 or May 2017.

You must be currently enrolled with a major in one of the following areas: business administration, marketing, finance, accounting, mathematics, supply chain management, economics, or engineering, minimum GPA of 3.0 and authorization to work in the US without company sponsorship to be considered for this position.

As an intern, you will have valuable opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge to meaningful projects in a corporate environment.

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36. Voice of America Learning English Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Learning English Internship at Voice of America is open to students who are majoring or interested in public affairs, event planning, communication, international relations and journalism.

Duties may include writing news-related stores using a limited vocabulary for English learners, audio production, web article posting and social media engagement.

You must have excellent writing and communication skills, demonstrate energy and initiative, and possess the ability to multitask to be eligible for this internship.

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37. Nursing Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by Scott and White Healthcare, the Nursing Internship is available to students majoring in nursing.

Interns will rotate the specialty areas of STICU, MICU, CTCU and Progressive Care Unit.

An official transcript and two school references must be submitted along with the application.

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38. Ms. Magazine Internship

Ages: Female College Freshmen through College Seniors

Provided by Feminist Majority, the Ms. Magazine Editorial Internship is open to undergraduate female students to work with the editorial staff at Ms. Magazine’s West Coast Office.

You must be resourceful and have excellent research and writing skills to qualify for this award.

Interns help gather and fact-check information, work on specific office projects, and participate in creating the magazine’s National News section.

To apply, mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample (journalistic writing preferred), and two letters of recommendation or two references.

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39. Taxpayers for Common Sense Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2

The Taxpayers for Common Sense Internship is available to students with an interest in government spending and policy making. In your work you will gain a broad perspective of policy-making in Congress and the Executive Branch as well as experience with media campaigns and grassroots organizing.

The following areas of interest are available: national security, water policy, communications, resource policy and organization development. You must demonstrate strong written and oral communications skills to be eligible for this position. A cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references are required to apply.

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40. US National Central Bureau of INTERPOL Internship

Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

The US National Central Bureau of INTERPOL Internship is available to students with an interest in national and international law enforcement.

You must be a junior or senior college student seeking to gain knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system and its domestic and international scope.

You will assist in the processing of routine criminal record check information while working in one of six divisions: Alien/Fugitive, Drug, Economic Crime, Investigative Services, Terrorism/Violent Crime and State and Local Police Liaison.

Knowledge of computers, word processing, office machines and good writing skills are required to qualify for this position. French or Spanish language ability is desirable.

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41. Roots & Shoots Internship Program

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Provided by the Jane Goodall Institute, the Roots & Shoots Internship Program is open to students who have an interest in engaging youth to improve their local environment and the quality of life for people and animals.

You must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited university to be considered.

Learn more information about the Roots & Shoots Internship Program.

42. Colgate-Palmolive Human Resources Internship

Ages: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Colgate- Palmolive Human Resources Internship is available to current college students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in global human resources. You must have strong communication, analytical, relationship building and teamwork skills required to be considered for this internship. As an HR intern, you will be responsible for a variety of projects designed to be completed and delivered by the end of the internship, with the possibility to continue working throughout the year.

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43. C-SPAN Internship

Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

C-SPAN, the political cable television network, offers unpaid internships in Washington, D.C., each spring, summer, and fall to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are interested in media and politics.

To be eligible, you must be able to work a minimum 30 hours each week and have relevant experience.

Positions include editorial, research and technical programming positions; new media/online production positions; broadcast technology and engineering positions; and marketing positions.

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44. FBI Honors Internship

Ages: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 4

Provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Honors Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of of academic backgrounds to spend the summer exploring career opportunities with the FBI at their Washington, D.C. headquarters.

To apply, you must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. You must also be a U.S. citizen to be eligible.

In addition, you must demonstrate strong academic credentials, outstanding character, a high degree of motivation, and the willingness to represent the FBI upon returning to campus.

Learn more information about the FBI Honors Internship.

45. Amazon.com Software Development Engineer Internship

Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

Provided by Amazon.Com, Inc., the Software Development Engineer Internship is available to students who are studying computer science or computer engineering.

You must have experience with object-oriented design and coding skills. This internship is three months long and primarily takes place during the summer.

Learn more information about the Amazon.com Software Development Engineer Internship.

46. Boston Scientific Summer Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Provided by the Boston Scientific Corporation, the Boston Scientific Summer Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion for the medical devices industry.

In this 12-week program, students will be immersed in real projects, collaborating with some of the best minds in the business to create the solutions of today that will impact patient care of tomorrow.

Learn more information about the Boston Scientific Summer Internship.

47. Domino’s Pizza, LLC Summer Advertising Internship

Ages: High School Sophomores through College Seniors

The Summer Internship – Advertising is available to current sophomore, junior, or senior students (May 2016 graduates are not qualified). You must be pursuing a marketing, advertising, or communications degree and minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will be given clear objectives to meet, participates in Lunch and Learn sessions with the Leadership Council and have the opportunity to attend multiple team-building activities.

Learn more information about the Domino’s Pizza, LLC Summer Advertising Internship.

48. Theatre Communications Group Graphic Design Intern

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Graphic Design Intern available to students majoring in graphic design and interested in building one’s graphic design portfolio. You must have strong communication design skills and possess the ability to effectively use Adobe Creative Suite to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Theatre Communications Group Graphic Design Intern.

49. Hershey Foods Corporation Recreation Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Recreation Internship is available to students majoring in recreation management or a related field. Intern duties may include assisting with the management of the pool complexes at each property, planning and executing special events and activities for children and guests, overseeing fitness centers and lifeguard activities at each property and shadowing and learning operational standards. You must have a current lifeguard training certificate and CPR and first aid certification to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Hershey Foods Corporation Recreation Internship.

50. Artlink Marketing Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Artlink Marketing Internship is available to current full- or part-time students enrolled in a marketing or communications related degree program. You must be a self-starter who takes initiative with minimal oversight to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will assist with internal and external communications, including donor solicitation letters, e-newsletters, and press releases.

Learn more information about the Artlink Marketing Internship.

51. Women’s eNews Arabic Editorial Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Women’s eNews Arabic Editorial Internship is available to students with a mastery of written and spoken Arabic and English and an interest in journalism and women’s issues. You will take on editorial and technical responsibilities supporting the Arabic-language section of the Women’s eNews site including; posting stories, monitoring the Arabic-language press and suggesting story ideas, periodically reporting and writing feature stories and advising the marketing and development departments about the Arabic audience of the site. You must have a strong background in journalism, with published clips, and an interest in women’s issues and current events to qualify.

Learn more information about the Women’s eNews Arabic Editorial Internship.

52. Boost Media Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Boost Media Internship is available to all majors/backgrounds. You must be comfortable in a start-up environment and a good fit with the Boost culture to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will be expected to handle a wide range of administrative and office support tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision.

Learn more information about the Boost Media Internship.

53. 2017 Summer Internship – Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

The 2017 Summer Internship – Pharmaceutical Sciences is available to students enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship. You must be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student majoring in any life science discipline or business to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will provide project and process support for the BNMD group including ordering all lab and office supplies for biologics group, consolidating and preparing monthly reports, and maintaining SharePoint sites.

Learn more information about the 2017 Summer Internship – Pharmaceutical Sciences.

54. Neonatal Nurse Internship

Ages: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5

The Neonatal Nurse Internship is available to recent graduates from an accredited school of nursing and with less than 12 months of experience. This program has been devised by the nurses and physicians in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, pass the NCLEX and be licensed as an RN in Delaware to be eligible for this internship.

Learn more information about the Neonatal Nurse Internship.

55. Pollution Prevention Internship Program – Illinois EPA

Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

The Pollution Prevention Internship Program is available to upper level college students pursuing study in engineering, environmental management, chemistry, physical science, or occupational health and safety. You must either be an Illinois resident or be attending a school in Illinois to be eligible for this internship.

Learn more information about the Pollution Prevention Internship Program – Illinois EPA .

56. Deloitte Summer Scholar Analyst – Business Technology, Consulting

Ages: College Juniors

The Summer Scholar Analyst – Business Technology, Consulting at Deloitte is available to junior standing in a full-time academic program with a target graduation date between December 2016 and June 2017. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.4, majoring in technology, business, engineering and open to participate, full-time, for approximately 10 weeks from June to August 2016 time period to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Deloitte Summer Scholar Analyst – Business Technology, Consulting.

57. The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship is open to minority undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in science writing. You must be enrolled in an academic program at the time you submit your application to be eligible for this internship. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a degree in journalism.

Learn more information about the The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship.

58. Radio Flyer, Inc. Mechanical Engineering Internship

Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors

The Mechanical Engineering Internship is available to junior and senior students who are majoring in mechanical engineering. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be an effective problem solver who is committed to producing products of exceptional quality and beautiful design to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Radio Flyer, Inc. Mechanical Engineering Internship.

59. 2017 Summer Internship – Computational Biologist

Ages: Graduate Students, Year 3 through Year 5

The 2017 Summer Internship – Computational Biologist is available to PhD students in computational biology, bioinformatics, human genetics or statistical genetics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics or relevant engineering fields. You must have strong quantitative science background including statistics, data mining, and machine learning, particularly deep learning algorithms to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will assist to develop a statistical or computational platform using human genetics data such as DNA-Seq or RNA-Seq or shotgun microbiome sequencing and machine learning (preferentially deep learning algorithms) in terms of identification of disease subtype or patient stratification for precision medicine.

Learn more information about the 2017 Summer Internship – Computational Biologist.

Find even more internship opportunities, on your internship matches page, which is updated regularly with new and exciting opportunities.

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Welcome to Summer at Heathfield ” Heathfield Summer School

International Summer School and Summer Camp for Girls

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2017 – July 15th to August 12th

Heathfield School was founded in 1899 to offer girls a first-class education and is one of the few remaining all-girl boarding schools in England. It combines traditional values with up-to-date teaching and facilities – and a very friendly welcome.

At Heathfield we have been running our own summer courses for 40 years. We welcome girls from overseas on our British Council Accredited English Language Summer School, the only all girls English course in the UK. International students are joined by girls from the local area and across Britain on our Activities Summer Camp. As sports and activities are often shared, many friendships across the world are formed.

The safety, welfare and well-being of your daughter are our prime concern at all times. We are a small course offering personal care and Heathfield has an exceptionally high staff-student ratio of 1:6; a nurse is on duty at all times.

What also makes Heathfield very special is the sense of continuity and the family atmosphere. The Directors and a lot of the staff have worked together for years and many girls return summer after summer. Some go on to become Student Assistants and Helpers and they welcome all our new girls each summer.

Location and Setting

Heathfield School is situated in lovely countryside just outside the famous village of Ascot in 35 acres of beautiful, private, tree-lined grounds. Ascot is only 25 miles west of London and is very convenient for the city and for Heathrow airport. We are also close to Windsor, Oxford and Reading.

The school’s extensive facilities include: a new performing arts centre; a sports hall with squash, badminton and basketball courts and a dance studio; a large, heated indoor swimming pool; tennis courts; sports fields; drama and art studios; cookery suite; a bright, well-equipped classroom block; spacious library; single and shared bedrooms and a wood-panelled dining-room.

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Summer Boarding Courses – English Summer School in the UK

Summer Boarding Courses provides high-quality residential summer schools in Oxford and Bournemouth for students aged 8-17 from around the world.

In 2016 we welcomed students from 103 different countries to our summer courses to study English and a wide range of academic subjects including Business, Medicine and International Relations. Last summer 63% of our students were returners or found us via the direct recommendation of a previous student. Our fantastic campus locations in some of the best boarding schools and university halls in Oxford and Bournemouth offer students the opportunity to study in a traditional British environment.

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Full U.S. Mandarin immersion school list

I added information on a Chinese-Korean immersion school in Seoul and on the Mandarin immersion school that will be opening in London in the fall of 2017.

Click the link below to open the full Mandarin Immersion School list:

MIP list 2017-04-27

Note that the list will download to your computer, not open in a new window.

As always, please tell me if you know of a school that’s not listed here and should be, or one whose listing contains errors. I strive to keep the list as up-to-date as possible but don’t always hear about new schools or changes.

Please note that the list doesn’t include preschools, only elementary, middle and high schools.

Also, I use the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) definition of immersion. This is that at least 50% of the day in elementary school is taught in Mandarin and that academic subjects are taught in Mandarin, not simply that Mandarin is taught.

Note that the 50% rule only applies to K-5 schools. For middle and high school programs, they simply need to be continuations of an elementary school immersion program. Most offer one or two classes per day or Mandarin immersion students, so typically 20% or 30% of the day taught in Mandarin.

I’m also happy to hear about Cantonese immersion programs as I keep a list of those on the second tab on the spread sheet.

Clicking on the link above will open an Excel spread sheet containing all the Mandarin immersion K – 12 schools I’ve been able to find in the United States and Internationally.

Note that in the column listing grades offered, 0 = Kindergarten. That way it’s easier to sort by grade, Excel didn’t know what to do with K’s. So 0 – 5 means the school offers immersion in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

The first page is U.S. schools. Click on the International tab at the bottom of the Excel spreadsheet to see the schools outside of the U.S. I’ve been able to find. And if you know of a school outside of the United States that’s not on the list, please send me a note. I’m trying to keep the international list up to date but it’s harder.

Thanks

Elizabeth Weise, Mandarin Immersion Parents Council

weise (at) well (dot) com

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If your schools is not listed, or is listed incorrectly, please refer to the list of questions below. Answer as many of them as you can and email to me and I’ll update the list. If you don’t know all the answers, don’t worry. We’d rather list a school even with a few boxes empty!

School Name

School District name

Address

City

State

Phone

Grades at school

Public/private/charter?

Date the Mandarin immersion program began (Kindergarten only, not preschool)

Percentage of the day taught in Mandarin/English.

Whole school or strand within a school?

Do you teach Simplified or traditional characters? [you can tell if in the word for school they write it 学校 (simplified) or 學校 (traditional)]

Number of classroom in Mandarin per grade.

One-way or two-way immersion?

Website address.

Other languages offered? (i.e. some schools have multiple immersion strands.)

Is the school art of the Flagship – Chinese Acquisition Pipeline consortium?

Welcome to Temple Grandin School in Boulder, Colorado

Temple Grandin School is more than just a school – it’s a community. We provide a safe, supportive environment where students can transcend their labels, grow from their strengths, and soar to heights they never thought possible. TGS provides a comprehensive program to address all of the socio-academic needs of our students with Asperger’s syndrome or similar learning profiles:

  • Serving students in grades 6-12
  • Full academic program delivered by highly-qualified content specialist teachers
  • Staff-student ratio 1:3 with class sizes of 4 to 8 students
  • School-wide positive behavior support program
  • Social communication and executive function instruction and coaching
  • Comprehensive life skills curriculum
  • Student-centered transition planning
  • Individualized enrichment activities
Temple Grandin School is accredited by the National Commission on Exceptional Schools (NCES).

North Carolina Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students

North Carolina Summer Programs and Camps Directory

for High School Students and Middle School Students

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North Carolina Summer Program and Camp Descriptions

Program: Duke University Summer College for High School Students: Durham, North Carolina
Description: Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a current grade 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early. Apply early as the program fills quickly!

Summer College for High School Students, a four-week, credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive for collegiate success.

Why choose Duke for your summer college experience?

  • Earn college credit while studying in classes with Duke undergraduate students and your international peers.
  • Enjoy an unparalleled residential program and make friends from around the world.
  • Choose from five evening film series to complete your academic experience (TED Talks, the Oscars, NOVA, NOVA ScienceNOW, Great Documentaries).
  • Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Duke University’s world-renowned campus.
  • Get additional academic support from our Extended Learning Opportunities (Academic Writing, College Preparation, SAT Training)

View the student generated blog: http://sites.duke.edu/summersession2014

Participants: Current 10th and 11th grade high school students.
Program website: Summer College at Duke University

Program: Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students: Durham, North Carolina
Description: Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. If you are a current grade 9th – 12th student, you are eligible to apply early. Apply early as the program fills quickly!

Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of global citizens from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.

  • Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Duke University’s world-renowned campus.
  • Explore global themes (health, entrepreneurship, environmentalism, leadership and diplomacy, communications) in morning and afternoon classes and make connections with students from around the world.
  • Focus upon a single evening film series designed for fun and variety (TED Talks, the Oscars, NOVA, NOVA ScienceNOW, Great Documentaries) .
  • Immerse yourself over three weeks in rich and varied residential experiences, going on an exciting excursion to Washington, DC, attending baseball games, participating in music and dance events, shopping, and much more!
  • Get additional academic support from our Extended Learning Opportunities (Academic Writing, College Preparation, SAT Training)

View the student generated blog: http://sites.duke.edu/summersession2014/

Participants: Current 9th – 12th grade high school students.
Program website: Summer Academy at Duke University

Program: iD Tech Camps for Kids and Teens: Universities in North Carolina
Description: This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more! These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide. iD Tech summer courses are inclusive of every skill level and learning style. Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups of just 8 students per instructor and campers enjoy long-term benefits that extend into future careers. iD Tech also offers early-education STEM programs, all-girls tech camps, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform. Get started today at www.idtech.com or call (888)709-8324 and join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.
Participants: Kids and teenagers.
Summer program website: iD Tech Camps

Program: iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Description: Don’t just play games, code and create your own! At this two-week, overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in 3D modeling and printing, video game design, programming, and level design.

After two weeks of immersive, hands-on instruction, students leave the academy with a polished portfolio that includes projects from the course. They meet new friends with similar interests, see what it’s like to be a STEM professional, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech Academies are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students per instructor-guaranteed-for the most personalized instruction. Our elite academy faculty are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach-iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

At the academy, teens will gain access to in-depth industry insights and have the opportunity to explore some of the nation’s top universities; iD Game Design & Development Academy is held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Emory, University of Washington, and more. In addition, iD Tech also offers weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9, all-girls tech camps, and an online learning platform.

More than 235,000 students have attended an iD Tech summer program since 1999, and many have gone on to land internships at Facebook and Google, publish award-winning apps, start nonprofits and businesses, and more! Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Summer Program Website: iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens

Program: iD Coding and Engineering Academy for Teens Programming Academy: UNC – Chapel Hill
Description: Calling all teen coders! At this two-week, overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in programming, app development, electrical engineering, and robotics.

After two weeks of immersive, hands-on instruction, students leave the academy with a polished portfolio that includes projects from the course. They meet new friends with similar interests, see what it’s like to be a STEM professional, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech Academies are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students per instructor-guaranteed-for the most personalized instruction. Our elite academy faculty are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach-iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

At the academy, teens will gain access to in-depth industry insights and have the opportunity to explore some of the nation’s top universities; this coding bootcamp is held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Emory, Rice, University of Washington, and more. In addition, iD Tech also offers weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9, all-girls tech camps, and an online learning platform.

More than 235,000 students have attended an iD Tech summer program since 1999, and many have gone on to land internships at Facebook and Google, publish award-winning apps, start nonprofits and businesses, and more! Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Summer program website: iD Coding and Engineering Academy for Teens

Program: Western Carolina Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Cullowhee, North Carolina
Description: Western Carolina University offers a variety of summer programs and camps for students. The programs are designed to provide enrichment experiences during the summer. There are a variety of programs available that allow students to explore varying high interest topics.
Participants: High school students, middle school students and kids.
Program website: Western Carolina Summer Programs and Camps

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Harvard Summer Program in Beijing, China

I’m amazed at how much progress we’ve made in our Chinese classes. Our teachers are all kind, friendly, inordinately hardworking, and tirelessly passionate. It was an absolute pleasure being one of their students.

Chinese language immersion in China’s cultural and political center

The Harvard Summer Program in Beijing, also called the Harvard Beijing Academy (HBA), offers you the opportunity to complete a full academic year’s worth of Chinese language study in the course of a nine-week summer session.

The program offers five intensive courses in modern Chinese at the intermediate and advanced levels, all of which include a one-week social study project outside of Beijing, as well as curriculum materials designed to develop and reinforce all aspects of Chinese language ability-including speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing, in authentic cultural contexts.

On the weekends, join your classmates for excursions to cultural and historical landmarks, including the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Imperial Resort at Chengde, and an acrobatics show. After class, deepen your appreciation of Chinese culture through extracurricular activities covering everything from calligraphy and music to tai-chi and mah-jiang.

Practice your Chinese, relax, and make new friends through “interest group” outings with local university students, “Chinese table” meals with your classmates and teachers, and get-togethers with Chinese families. At HBA, Chinese language learning is inseparable from engagement with Chinese society and culture.

Program Structure

HBA has been a wonderful experience. It’s been tiring, but extremely rewarding.

The course structure is designed to maximize your language acquisition, with five hours of class (lectures, drill sections, and a one-on-one session) every day, Monday through Thursday, from morning until early afternoon. Written and oral exams are held every Friday.

You devote much of the remainder of each weekday to homework, study, and review, but also have time for an array of extracurricular activities and excursions designed to round out your classroom experience.

Curious about the social study project? A former student, Bo Young Choi, captured her 2014 Inner Mongolia social study trip. Watch the video

CHIN 130xc, S-120c, S-130xc, S-140c, and S-150c each count as one full-year course (8 credits) of degree credit.

Harvard College students must be taking a Harvard Chinese course or have taken the Harvard Chinese placement test and received an assignment of intermediate-level Chinese (120a) or higher. Taking a Chinese language course before the program increases your chances of being accepted. Students from other colleges must have at least one year of college-level Chinese or the equivalent to enroll in HBA.

You enroll in one of the five courses listed below. You are placed in a course commensurate with your level of fluency, which is assessed based on your written and oral application materials and a placement test taken after you arrive in Beijing. Because all language progress is relative and student strengths vary, every effort is made to ensure the best placement.

CHIN S-120C Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Intermediate Modern Chinese (32805)

UN, GR Limited enrollment.

In this second-year course, students develop their conversational and narrative skills using carefully selected vocabulary and grammar. The textbook is based on authentic conversation, moving gradually from casual to formal styles. The text covers the most important communicative skills needed by American students studying in China and provides a deeper understanding of cultural and intellectual differences between US and Chinese societies.

CHIN S-130C Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese (32806)

UN, GR Limited enrollment.

In this third-year course, students study contemporary China and develop their speaking and writing skills by constructing new compounds, using idiomatic expressions, and mastering formal and informal styles. The curriculum is designed to further improve listening and reading abilities through texts geared specifically to the understanding of Chinese culture and society.

CHIN S-130XC Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers (33270)

UN, GR Limited enrollment.

In this third-year course intended primarily for heritage speakers, students develop their Chinese proficiency at the pre-advanced level. The curriculum is designed to help students to further expand their vocabulary, to recognize formal and informal styles, to improve their reading and writing skills, and to hone their oral communication. The course makes use of texts related to contemporary issues in China and the wider world, including newspaper articles, dialogues, and essays, as well as supplementary audiovisual materials.

CHIN S-140C Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Advanced Modern Chinese (32807)

UN, GR Limited enrollment.

In this fourth-year course, students read authentic texts of varied genres and styles emphasizing social and cultural issues in contemporary America and China. Through the extensive readings, students learn reading strategies, and stylistic transformations (casual and formal). Students also write compositions and papers, do formal presentations, and participate in classroom discussions to develop a solid foundation in the four skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing-in conversational and formal Chinese.

CHIN S-150C Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Advanced-High Modern Chinese (32808)

UN, GR Limited enrollment.

This fifth-year course consolidates students’ advanced language ability, background knowledge, and independent initiative to pursue academic and professional endeavors in or related to China. Its curriculum-with extra daily tutorials-balances breadth and depth in its exploration of the Chinese humanities and social sciences, with units in economy and business, government and law, journalism and media, health and social welfare, history and literature, international relations, and more. The second half of the curriculum offers an even more individualized approach to study, with course materials selected based on student research and professional interests. The course aims to strength students’ formal speaking and writing abilities in both academic endeavors as well practical areas relevant to non-academic employment.
Students enrolled in CHIN S-150c can elect to participate in a twice-weekly internship at a local company or organization, or to conduct intensive research in a specific field of interest, with guidance from their instructors. Students in this course also have the option of designing their own independent social study project, or of joining one of the program’s pre-arranged trips.

Where You Live and Study

The host institution, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), is located in the modern and trendy Wudaokou District of Beijing.

Accommodations

You live in comfortable double rooms with other HBA students in an upscale hotel adjacent to campus and minutes from the classroom. Room amenities include private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, and maid service.

A full breakfast is provided daily, free of charge, in the hotel each morning. For lunch and dinner, the BLCU cafeteria offers a wide array of reasonably priced Chinese and foreign food.

Just a few minutes walk off campus into the heart of Wudaokou, there are a variety of cheap and fancier restaurants offering everything from traditional Northern Chinese food and Xinjiang-style cuisine, to Cantonese and Vietnamese fare, to Korean BBQ, pizza, Indian food, pastries, and more. Stores and mall shops in Wudaokou sell everything from trendy clothing and electronics to fresh fruit and souvenirs. Movie theaters, karaoke bars, and coffee shops can be found throughout the neighborhood.

How to Apply

The application deadline has passed.

Before applying, review How to Apply.

Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals, are all eligible to apply. The required application materials include:

  1. Online application that includes:

  2. A student introduction form that includes:

  3. A recommendation form from a Chinese language teacher

  4. Transcripts ( student record accepted for Harvard students)

    • First-year college students who do not yet have any course grades must include a sealed recommendation from their academic advisor or the equivalent

    • If your transcript with fall semester grades is released after you have submitted your application, you may mail it in separately for consideration as part of your application file

  5. Audio recording in Chinese(approximately 3 minutes) introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to study at HBA​​

    • The recording should be done in an impromptu manner and should not be scripted

    • E-mail your recording (in MP3 or WMA format) to [email protected]

    • Include both your Chinese and English names in the subject line of the e-mail

  6. Two photocopies of the photo and signature pages in your passport

    • Please make sure that the entire two pages are included in the photocopy and that all text is clearly legible

    • If your passport expires before February 2018, you should apply for a renewal immediately, as Chinese government regulations stipulate that visas may only be granted to applicants whose passports are valid for at least six months after their planned departure from China

  7. If you are not currently enrolled in Harvard or Yale, you may be asked to have a brief Skype interview with an HBA faculty member. The purpose of this interview will be to enable us to get better acquainted with you.

Mail the paper application form, teacher recommendation, transcripts and passport photocopies directly to the HSS Study Abroad Office, preferably in one envelope. Harvard students may submit their application materials in person to the Harvard Beijing Academy program office (5 Bryant Street, Room 104).

The application materials must be received no later than January 17, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early application will increase your chances of admission. You may submit the various components of your application as early as you wish.

All admissions decisions will be released by the end of the first week of February.

Cost

The program fee includes tuition, accommodation, scheduled excursions and activities, and some meals.

See Payment and Funding for information on how to submit payments and funding options.

In addition to the program fee, you will need to budget for a number of personal expenses:

  • International airfare ($1,600 to $2,000)
  • Local transportation ($150)
  • Dinners and most lunches ($900)
  • Visa fees (for US citizens) ($200)
  • Personal expenditures, laundry, communications, costs related to the Social Study Project, and miscellaneous costs ($700)
  • A laptop computer is strongly recommended. Every student must have at least an iPod or other MP3-capable device to listen to the audio recordings that accompany the textbook.

Note: The amounts are approximate, and you may incur additional expenses not listed here. Your actual expenses will depend on a number of factors, including your personal spending habits and currency exchange rates. If you have specific questions about budgeting, please contact the program directly.

Nike Swim Camp at Hillsdale College

This summer, Hillsdale is offering one week (Sunday thru Thursday) of overnight and day camp (8:15am-5:00pm) for ages 10-18. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

* 4 nights lodging * All meals
* Nightly recreational activities
* Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

* Lunch
* Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
* Camp hours: SUN 1:30PM-8:15PM, MON-WED 8:15AM-5PM, THURS 8:15AM-NOON

More Important Camp Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor’s signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Check-in

    Check-in takes place between 1:00PM-2:00PM on Sunday, July 9th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:15PM and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.

Day Campers

    Day Campers check-in between 1:30PM-2:00PM on the first day. Arrive dressed and ready to swim. At that time, you will be assigned a counselor and you will be given a complete schedule of all events during the week.

Day Camper Schedule: SUN 1:30PM-8:15PM, MON-WED 8:15AM-5PM, THURS 8:15AM-NOON

Check-out

    A closing ceremony will take place at the pool at 11:00am on Thursday, July 13th. Day Campers will be picked up at the pool immediately following the closing ceremony. Overnight campers check-out from dorm immediately following.

Roommates & Housing

Campers stay 2-per room in The Suites and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can’t be guaranteed. If you don’t have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

  • Dorm: The Suites
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes ♦ Dorm has AC – No fan needed
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

Supervision: Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

Facilities

Jack McAvoy Natatorium

Campers train daily in the John “Jack” McAvoy Natatorium, home of the Chargers Swimming and Diving Team. The pool is a 6-lane, 25-yard x 25-meter race course.

Sample Daily Schedule