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In our free volunteering program, students can help provide informal education and vocational skills that disadvantaged children need to get jobs and make a better future for themselves. Meeting people from other countries can also help foster in them a curiosity about the world outside China. For volunteers, working with people from minority groups will be a culturally enriching experience as these groups are rich in their own traditional culture even though they haven't been able to benefit from the economic development that has affected the rest of the nation. Our volunteer work led us to be selected as a Top 10 Program by the US State Department and the Center for Citizen Diplomacy in 2010.
By working directly with the local community, students will have an excellent opportunity to learn about a new culture and to practice Mandarin with native speakers if they already speak a little or to learn a few key phrases if they have never studied the language before.