EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
Climbing Mountains. Building Bridges. Planting Seeds.
Our passion for education has been the driving force behind everything we do here at Karstaway. We believe a great education is one that not only provides the skills needed to thrive but also a joy for learning, discovery and growth.
However, for many children in China education is high pressure, stressful and often seriously lacking in joy. The pressure for kids to get good grades is immense with many children studying from early morning until late at night, 7 days a week.
Children need more than just book smarts if they are too thrive: they need creativity, team working skills and a whole host of abilities popularly known as 21st century skills.
Camps are a great way for kids to learn these important skills and even more importantly a great way to have FUN!
The Karstaway Experiential Education Internship Program is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who shares our passion for education.
TRAINING IN YANGSHUO
Karstaway internship programs start in Yangshuo where we provide you with the training, confidence and support you need to carry out your internship placement to maximum effect.
All interns will live together in The Karstaway House during their pre-placement training in Yangshuo. Giving you the chance to make new friends and to learn from and support each other.
Yangshuo is one of the most spectacular places, not just in China, but anywhere and we believe it is our training program in Yangshuo which makes our internship program such a uniquely wonderful experience.
Adventure Is A Way Of Life
During your training in Yangshuo you will spend your afternoons exploring and learning new adventure sports and culture activities such as: rock climbing, mountain biking, Chinese cooking and kayaking.
All activities are led by Karstaway's highly experienced international instructors and are designed to teach you about using experiential education to help children to learn, grow and have fun.
Don't just say it, Do it!
We believe you will get the most out of your time in China if you can speak at least a little Chinese. During your time in Yangshuo you will have Chinese classes every morning.
Lessons are held less than one 100 meters away from the stunning Karstaway house in a beautiful restored farm house.
All of our teachers are highly qualified and are always keen to tailor your course to help you meet your specific language needs not just in class but also during activites.
Gain Confidence and Share What You've Learned
Our training workshops have been carefully crafted to allow you to benefit from our years of experience as effectively as possible. The workshop cover the most important areas of practical experiential education so that you are confident and prepared for your camp placement.
A number of our workshops include afternoons working with local Yangshuo children. This gives you a chance to practice your facilitator skills with the support of your Karstaway instructors whilst also giving local kids the chance to take part in an international camp experience free of charge.
Creating Amazing Experiences For Kids Across China
Following your training in Yangshuo you will be placed with one of our partner camp providers across China.
We work with all kinds of camps from surf camps in Hainan, to ski camps in the north, nature camps and multi activity adventure camps.
All of our partner camps have an outstanding reputation and are dedicated to safety, educational quality and fun!
Roles differ on all camps and we will be sure to match you with a role most suited to you. Ensuring that not only will the kids have a summer of a lifetime, you will too!
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.
Placement with a camp