February 6, 2017

China-Canada Young Leaders Program


February 27 is the deadline for applications to study and volunteer in China as part of CWY’s newest partnership with East China Normal University.

The China-Canada Young Leaders Program will run from September to December.  For the first 13 weeks of this exciting initiative 20 Canadian students will live in Shanghai while studying Chinese history, learning about the fastest growing economy in the world as well as the political system of this fascinating world power. The specific courses will be selected to reflect the interests of the individual participants. Some courses will be taken with Chinese students, while others will be specifically designed for international students.

A key component of the program will be the study of Mandarin, the dialect spoken by the majority of Chinese.

During the final four weeks of the program, participants will teach primary and middle school students in Chongking or a similar community. Courses will be given in a wide range of subjects based on the academic background and interest of each Canadian student, and no prior teaching experience is required.

If you are interested and between the ages of 18 and 39, now is the time to apply. Canada World Youth will screen the applications in collaboration with representatives of the Chinese embassy. A short list of candidates will then be encouraged to apply online by March 12th for Chinese government Scholarship. The successful applicants will be advised in late July in order to prepare for a September departure. As is CWY tradition, they will also have to fundraise to cover a small portion of the program costs.

This is a unique opportunity to live, study and volunteer in one of the most dynamic and fast-paced countries in the world. Don’t miss out. Click here to learn about this new program and to apply.

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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336