Experience the Chinese way of life during the Fengyan Village Experience. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle as you live with and help the locals in an assortment of traditional tasks, including with teaching and environmental awareness. An in-depth and well-rounded approach to culture, tradition and volunteering, the Fengyan Village Experience program submerges you in Chinese village life in a number of tasks and activities chosen to show you various sides of both the modern and historic cultures.
Your work in Fengyan will be devoted to improving the living standards of those families that live locally for the time that you are there. By assisting the local population with vital tasks, and by being involved with projects that will shape the area in years to come, you can be sure that you will make a valid contribution to both the current occupants of Fengyan, as well as to its future generations. With a diverse and beautiful landscape in the midst of China’s Guanxi Province, Fengyan has incredible potential to be a shining example of environmentalism for nearby communities, whilst also standing out as a safe haven for children. You will be joined by other volunteers during your time and the group will be banded together in an important, memorable and noble journey.
During your time in Fengyan you will acquire a distinct taste for Chinese culture and tradition as you work side by side with the locals in the tasks and activities that form such an integral part of their lives.
The Fengyan Village Experience is designed to create an environment where volunteers can make new friends with students, teachers and the local villagers, whilst also offering some constructive changes for the area.
The core of the Fengyan program is to teach. Teaching is a valuable experience, both for you and for your pupils and it can have an incredible impact. By providing the local children essential experience in conversational English you will aid them in becoming truly bilingual, a quality that can lead to real benefits for them in the future years. Decent understanding of the English language makes a huge difference to children’s university and higher education prospects, and it also allows for increased involvement in the global community.
Prior knowledge or experience in the education sector is hugely useful for volunteers on this program, although it is not compulsory. All course material is provided for you, although the local program supervisors are always open to new suggestions that could improve the curriculum in terms of engagement, fun and efficiency. Your typical schedule includes a Monday to Friday week, although this depends on which other tasks you are involved in. If you are teaching, you will be on a standard schedule that includes three 45 minute lessons a day, with time provided during the day where you can observe other lessons and plan your activities.
Beyond this, the information needed will be provided to you be your program supervisor.