Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Service Learning Opportunity in China!

“Think Global, Act Local”

2012 US-China International Youth Festival (2nd IYF)

July 1-29, Xian & Beijing, China

3-Day Youth Summit…to tackle global issues with elite peers and high-profile experts
3-Week Service Learning…to gain hands-on experience in influencing Chinese young minds
2-Day Xian Tour and 1-Day Beijing Tour…to immerse in an ancient and modern Chinese culture and scenery

Full-package Grant up to $2,000

To get an Early-Bird Registration Rate (Before April 30)


The grants will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Additional background information about the IYF:

The first US-China International Youth Festival (IYF) was held between July 12, 2011 and August 6, 2011 in China. IYF was initiated and hosted by Education Association for China Tomorrow (EACT), one US 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization. Through the Global Development Youth Summit, volunteer teaching, and cultural immersion programs, IYF provided an excellent platform for youths from all over the world to exchange ideas and perspectives on mutual understanding, self-improvement, youth entrepreneurship and career development, climate and environmental sustainability issues, and the realization of the Eight Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

The first IYF was officially included in "UN’s International Year of Youth" (From August 12, 2010 to August 11, 2011) which gained plenty supports from related governmental agencies as well as a good number of organizations and individuals from US, China and many other countries. Participating parties include US Embassy in Beijing, World Bank, World Health Organization, UN-Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UN-Volunteer, Dream Corps International, Civic Concepts International, and several renowned universities and institutions. Other supporting organizations are US Department of State-“100,000 Strong Initiative”, American Congressmen, the State governments of Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Chinese Embassy in the United States- Department of Education, International Monetary Fund, top-ranked universities like Harvard, Yale and Cornell, and many overseas Chinese groups.

For more information:

Visit IYF web page:
Follow “EACT” on Facebook

Or, contact:

Amanda Ding
Program Manager
Education Association for China Tomorrow
10411 Motor City Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (240) 395-1376, Fax: (240) 395-2347

1 comment:

  1. Hello Everyone,
    This is an interesting concept. Global Learning Opportunities include an optional trip to China. As part of the election cycle, and volunteer opportunities to teach and provide business consulting. You will get hands-on experience in an international setting, preparing you for success wherever you choose to work. Thanks..
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