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Program Details

2017 International Youth Maker Summer Camp

The first and the only one of the kind! US teens and young adults will build confidence and leadership by teaching Science and English to Chinese children. Supported and sponsored by The Guangdong Society of Education and Guangdong Science Center, the joint-venture summer program invites you to travel to China at a fraction of the cost! Sino Language & Beyond education team warmly presents this unique and inspiring International Youth Maker Summer Camp to US teens and young adults to experience the country first-hand and up-close.

You will be a leader in the activity-based summer camp! As a Counselor-in-Training, you and your peers from the US will assist the Chinese children to learn STEM and do hands-on projects, while practice leadership techniques and skills in communication, group management, decision-making, and conflict management. With a unique topic each week, the summer camp builds a rich and colorful atmosphere for you to experience the world of science with the local Chinese children and staff. At the same time,greatly enhance your cultural understanding and Chinese language skills.

HideShowSummary

Code: YM17
Length 32 days (you can choose to attend a minimum of two locations if you can't make the entire 32 days in three locations)
Location
(see a route chart below under Dates and Themes)
First 10 days in Changsha, then go to the route of your choice for two weeks.
Three routes:
- Guangdong Province: Shenzhen & Guangzhou
- Sichuan Province: Chongqing & Chengdu
- Shandong Province: Jinan & Weifang
Arrival and departure date and city 7/02 - 8/02, 2017
Guangzhou, China
Age 14-22
Program details YM17 (Click to view sample itinerary)
Flyer (Click here)

HideShowQualifications

  • 14-22 years of age (high school and college students)
  • Interested in STEM
  • Ready to adjust to the different values, lifestyle and attitudes of a foreign country
  • Willing to work with children
  • In good health and have excellent character references

HideShowYour role in the summer camp

    You will be a leader in the camp! You will act as a Counselor-in-Training and assist the master teacher. Your trainer will take you through the normal camp routines while demonstrating and discussing effective leadership techniques and skills in communication, group management, decision-making, and conflict management. Then you and your peers from the US will lead a group of Chinese children, at the same time you will get anytime support from the camp management.

HideShowDates and Themes

    STEM focused themes - Robotics, Intelligent Vehicle, MIT Children Programming Tool “Scratch”
  • July 02 or 03: Arrival in Guangzhou. Full day airport pickup
  • July 04: Transfer to Changsha in group, get yourself settled in camp and rest
  • July 05-15: Attend camp in Changsha
  • July 16-22: Travel to the 2nd city on Sunday and attend camp in the city from Monday to Saturday
  • July 23-29: Travel to the 3rd city on Sunday and attend camp in the city from Monday to Saturday
  • July 30-August 01: Tour in and around the 2nd and 3rd cities
  • August 02: Departure from Guangzhou. Full day airport dropoff

HideShowCost

    $800. As the program is non-profit, it is extremely affordable to travel on it to abroad for three weeks! There hardly will be a 2nd opportunity like this that allows you travel at this minimum cost and have so much fun and rich experiences! This fee includes everything in China!
    Includes:

  • All transportation: High-speed rail between each city, airport transfers at arrival and departure, local charter bus in each city
  • All meals, accommodation, camp T-shirts, and lots of other cool things
  • All camp activities, various courses, exploration, even parties
  • All excursions
  • Experienced program instructors and local guides
  • Travel accident and medical insurance
  • Alumni network
  • Assistance with international flights
  • NOT Includes:

  • International airticket between your hometown and Guangzhou, China
  • Chinese Visa
  • Scholarship is available for qualified student who needs financial assistance to participate. Call for details.