Whitman in China Teaching Program

Adviser: Susan Holme

The Whitman in China Teaching Program provides an opportunity for six Whitman College graduates to spend a year at Yunnan University in Kunming, Shantou University in Shantou, or Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, People’s Republic of China, teaching English or serving as an English language intern at the university level. Those selected will be paid a modest salary for their services and given free housing by the Chinese universities. A travel stipend roughly equivalent to round-trip air fare between Seattle and the host city in China is provided by the program. A minimum of one year of study of Mandarin Chinese and some teaching experience prior to participation is strongly recommended. Participants will be required to complete a TESL Certification course prior to departure for China. No Whitman College credit is granted for participation in this program.