INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE LEARNING
This program is designed to introduce students to the concept of service and give them a broad look at some very different ways in which they can use their own skills and interests to help others. We strongly recommend all groups start with the intro to service project .
AT A GLANCE
Starting at 4500RMB
*based on 20 students with 2 free teacher places
Team Building and Yangshuo Discovery
Arrive in Yangshuo one of China’s most iconic landscapes, famous for the Karst peaks rising up amongst layers of idyllic green rice paddies. Your adventure will begin in the. heart of Yangshuo town with a scavenger hunt designed to get students thinking about and engaging with the Yangshuo community and the unique challenges they face. After a welcome dinner you will spend the night in the custom designed Karstaway House.
The Loving Heart Project
The morning will be spent working on The Loving Heart project. A wonderful experience for students to gain practical skills and to work together to build something that will transform the lives of others.
After lunch students will go caving, an awe inspiring, adventure packed experience where we will learn about the natural environment and explore concepts of how how humans and nature interact.
Sustainable Farming Project
The day will begin with the Karstaway Sustainable Farming project. Students will split their time between working on a variety of fun hands on activities on our beautiful organic farm plot and learning about the theory and need for sustainable farming.
Biking and Raft Building
In the afternoon we will take a pleasant bike ride alongside the Yu Long rive to the stunning village of Feng Lou where will take part in an exciting team raft building challenge. Throughout both activities students will learn more about the sustainability issues of the surrounding environment.
Environmental Sustainability Project
The day will begin with the Karstaway Environmental Sustainability project. Students will be introduced to our team of local ESP ambassadors from the local high school. The two student groups will work together to bring Yangshuo towards our goal of becoming China's most environmentally sustainable town.
After lunch we will challenge themselves to complete the thrilling Yangshuo Via Ferrata. Following the the challenge our instructors will highlight the concepts of activities students will learn more about the sustainability issues of the surrounding environment. In the evening we will have a BBQ dinner back at Karstaway House
On the final morning students will give presentation about their week, sharing their experiences, what they have learned and their feedback for how each of the projects can continue to move towards their long term goals.
Theory and Reflection
Fill out our online application form, including a link to a 2 minute introduction video.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, self motivated and enjoy new challenges. If you can show us that that's you, you stand a great chance of being selected.
Video Chat Interview
If your application looks promising you will send you an email asking you to schedule a video call interview.
The purpose of this conversation is for us to get to know you better and you us. We want to make sure that this program really is the right fit for you.
The final step for your application to be accepted is for us to receive your documents. These include two references, your criminal records check, your visa etc. We will assist you in all of these processes.
Once you application has been approved and you have recieved final confirmation from us all that is left is for you to arrange arrange your flight to China.
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