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Yale-China Association Education Programs

Education was the original mission of the Yale-China Association at its founding in 1901, and that tradition continues to this day through a variety of programs. The most well-known of these programs is the English Teaching Fellowship, through which hundreds of Yale graduates since 1909 have taken on two-year teaching appointments in China. Over the decades, we have continually updated our programs to adapt to changing conditions in China and in the United States, but at its core our work has always remained true to the values of service, learning, and understanding.
Yale-China Teaching Fellows immerse themselves in a Chinese community for two years, joining Chinese colleagues in the endeavor of educating the country’s next generation. The in-depth education and cross-cultural fluency that results creates a cohort of Yale alumni whose close engagement with China prepares them to negotiate an increasingly complex world. The impact of the program is of course not just felt on the American side. Yale-China Fellows have a critical role to play—their challenge is not just to help their students master the intricacies of English, but to broaden their perceptions of American society and culture.
Contact Info: 
Yale-China Association
Type of Exchange: 
Yale-China Association
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sun Yat-sen University
Xiuning Middle School
Yali Middle School
Participants (Types): 
Yale graduates and more than 1,200 secondary and university students in Changsha, Guangzhou, Xiuning, and Hong Kong
Exchange Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1909
Changsha, Guangzhou, Xiuning, and Hong Kong
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