Guizhou Forerunner College: Guizhou - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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Guizhou Forerunner College, the first and only non-profit, charity-based College in China. It is founded under faith-love-hope foundation under VIA technologies, the school aims to provide quality higher education to underprivileged Chinese rur... read more

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I learned that there are a lot of better places to volunteer in Guizhou. Many Schools need your help, and this School doesn't really care about you, just that you are a foreigner that can smile for pictures when the press comes. - University of East London View Entire Review
You get to see a part of China that is highly overlooked. It really puts everything in life into perspective. You meet amazing people and you get to go outside of your comfort zones to really learn who you are as a person. - Pepperdine University View Entire Review
Yes, great way to gain intimate experience and knowledge of the culture to make you really feel that you are there to make a contribution. Loved the family-like care and very helpful support from the community members. - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
I was able to see a part of the world that is completely different from where I come from. Being able to see and take part in the amazing culture of this part of China made the trip worthwhile in itself. On top of that, I gained teaching skills, and was able to take Chinese language and culture classes from some great teachers. - California State University - Humboldt State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Guizhou Forerunner College: Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Get to know local culture and international teaching environment. - University of Hong Kong View Entire Review
The experience of spending a summer in Guizhou was extremely valuable. It gave me a change to experience local culture, food, and language. The students at GFC are extremely grateful and kind, and they made my experience really great! I feel like my Chinese listening skills greatly improved, and I learned a lot about Chinese his... - Lawrence University View Entire Review
It was truly a fantastic experience. Even though I`ve been to China many time before, never had I had had such an eclectic group of people teaching along with me. It was interesting mix of international volunteers all meeting in a tiny little village in the middle of China. There was a lot of changes to mingle and interact with ... - McGill University View Entire Review
I experienced a significant increase in my leadership skills as well as the ability to adapt to unfamiliar situations. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend it to others who want to experience living in another country. - Guizhou Forerunner College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Guizhou Forerunner College: Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I leaned a lot about the Chinese culture, language, and history. I also learned about its people, and how they very similar and a little different than Americans. It was completely worthwhile. I would love to go back again. - Biola University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Guizhou Forerunner College: Direct Enrollment & Exchange
It is worth the trip to see one of the less developed area of China and how fast it is changing. It was wonderful to get close with the students as well as the staff. - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review

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Guizhou Forerunner College, the first and only non-profit, charity-based
College in China
. It is founded under faith-love-hope foundation under VIA
technologies, the school aims to provide quality higher education to
underprivileged Chinese rural students in Guizhou, the province with the lowest
per capita GDP.

 

Since the beginning of the school, we have emphasized on
broadening the students’ worldviews. Every year we have around 30 volunteers
from all over the world on campus to help these students.

The college is now offering opportunities in the following area:


  • Volunteer (1+ year)

  • Volunteer Intern (short term)

  • Study Abroad students (summer, semester, academic year)

  • Combined program ( Ex. 4 weeks internship + 4 weeks of summer study
    abroad, or 2+2, 3+1 etc.)

  • Visiting Scholar Program

 

What makes GFC attractive to foreigners?


  • Non-profit organization helping the poor students in need, transforming
    their lives

  • Set in a scenic area in rural China, beautiful environment and CLEAN
    AIR

  • splendid ethnic minority culture in the region, and COURSES IN
    ENGLISH about them

  • Learn tea ceremony as well as tea production (from harvesting to
    packaging)

  • Chinese language instructions and on-site HSK exam. (Guizhou’s only
    web-based HSK test center)

  • Chinese Culture in English (Ex. history, philosophy, westernization
    and modernization, country and city, heritage cites in China, etc.)

  • Volunteers are provided with round-trip tickets, free lodging and
    monthly stipend. Study Abroad Students’ tuition is designated to be used as
    scholarship for the Chinese students in need.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • History
Minimum GPA:
0.0
Year Founded:
2011
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