Adviser: Susan Holme
The Whitman in China Teaching Program provides an opportunity for six Whitman College graduates to spend a year in China, teaching English or serving as an English language intern at Yunnan University in Kunming, Shantou University in Shantou, or Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an. Those selected will be paid a monthly salary for their services and provided with 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. In addition, participants will be required to complete a TESL Certification course prior to departure for China and the program will cover the fee for the cost. No Whitman College credit is granted for participation in this program.