About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workThis International Winter Camp is a special, annual program aimed at helping Western participants understand Chinese culture, tradition and lifestyle, and, conversely, to help Chinese students learn more about life outside of China. In the end, participants will leave this program with a true sense of what it means to be a student in China, a greater understanding of the Chinese lifestyle, an appreciation for intercultural dialogue and exchange, and, most importantly, lasting friendships! Every day on this program is different and jam-packed with events, forums, tours, and lessons...all designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to China and Chinese culture! Some of the activities you may be involved in include: Learning the art of Kung Fu and Tai Chi Engaging in discussions of cultural differences and their implications Assisting Chinese students with their English Touring significant historical sites and cities in the surrounding area Learning different Chinese art forms, such as calligraphy Learning about the Chinese education system and teaching style
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation You will live in the student dormitory in Guangdong Ocean University Cunjin College or its nearby dorm halls. You can expect that outside in public areas your wifi signal will be good, like in the office and halls, but many prefer to buy a network card at shops for internet access from your dormitory room. Please expect to use squatting toilets during our stay here (a natural, healthier alternative!). Food Arrangements Three typical Chinese meals a day are provided and served at the dining hall. For dinner, we usually offer noodles and fried rice which foreign students seem to enjoy. A vegetarian option is also available.
About the project locationZhanjiang is a charming city located in the southern coast of China's mainland in the province of GuangDong, with a total land area of 12471 square kilometers and a population of more than 7 million. Thanks to its natural scenery, temperate weather, tree-lined beaches, well developed public transportation, and clean environment, Zhanjiang was voted recently as the 'most livable city in China.' It is a new city that combines history and modern rapid development. Located in a subtropical zone, Zhanjiang has unique light, heat, water and green plant resources. It is famous for producing tropical and subtropical high-quality fruits, including mango, orange, litchi, longan, star fruit, pineapple, papaya and pitaya...it is also a haven for seafood lovers due to its strong fishing industry. Popular places to visit include: - 45 minutes flight to Guangzhou/Hongkong - 5-6 hours bus transfer to Guangzhou - 3-4 hours transfer to Sanya,Hainan Province Please ask your coordinator for help in organizing visits to these or any other places.