Global Poverty Alleviation | Summer Service Learning Program in China

The Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), part of the college's Global Poverty Alleviation (GPA) initiative and sponsored by the Wang Foundation, brings Chinese and U.S. students together to develop and implement poverty alleviation projects located in some of China's most impoverished regions. The programs include teaching English, doing poverty alleviation research, giving lectures and cultural communications, and visiting local villages.

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Program Logistics

All participants are responsible for purchasing their own transportation to and from Beijing, passport, visa, travel/health insurance, immunizations, and registration.

  1. Transportation:
    • Beijing Capital International Airport (airport code: PEK)
  2. Passport: Participants must have a current passport or have the ability to obtain one prior to the trip (for passport info go to
  3. Visa:
  4. Travel/Health Insurance:
    • Insurance must be purchased for your entire length of stay.
  5. Immunizations:
  6. SSLP Registration:
    • o Participants are responsible for paying a $490 registration fee upon selection

Important Dates

  • Application Period: Dec. 10, 2011 – April 10, 2012
  • By Monday, March 15, 2011, all applications (including resume and one faculty letter of recommendation) should be submitted to Dr. Ping Hsu,
  • Week of March 15: Phone interviews with Dr. Ping Hsu
  • July 11 - 31: SSLP program

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