Place

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Type
Living with Host Family Private Room / Education

About this listing

Abridge Academy is a social enterprise based in the UK which aims to:

  • Develop cultural understanding between the UK and China
  • Promote language learning
  • Inspire the next generation of UK teachers

Since 2018, over 100 volunteers have participated in our programs. The majority are UK university students, however we accept applications from a wide range of nationalities and anyone over the age of 18.

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    The role/expectations What does the work schedule look like? Please give as much detail as possible

    You will be staying with a host family in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou or Shenzhen. Homestay language exchange volunteers will typically spend 30-35 hours per week assisting the children of the host family learning English. This is typically through a combination of:
    • Formal tutoring sessions
    • Assisting with homework
    • Playing games together
    • Enjoying hobbies such as sports
    • Engaging in family activities and trips
    • Accompanying the children to/ from school
    • Creating an immersive English language learning environment
    As part of the family matching process, you will typically finalise a weekly timetable where you and your host family discuss your expectations and arrange your responsibilities accordingly.

    What are the Benefits of Volunteering with you? What will you learn?

    Volunteers are rewarded with:
    • Free flights (6-8 week program) or a monthly allowance (3-12 month program)
    • Free accommodation, some meals and insurance
    • Visa application support, including a visa invite letter
    • Free Chinese classes at a professional language school
    • Free cultural activities, ad-hoc trips and meet-ups
    • Orientation training and tour
    • Full in-country support, including a dedicated local coordinator for your city
    By participating in this program, volunteers will:
    • Gain a free TEFL qualification
    • Develop their teaching and leadership skills
    • Learn Chinese and have the opportunity to practice with their host family
    • Explore a new culture and country
    • Meet new friends from all around the world
    Unlike other homestay or au pair companies, we are 100% committed to ensuring you have a positive experience and benefit from the opportunity. All host families are carefully screened and go through an approval process. We assist you in arranging video calls with potential host families in order to select the best match. During your time in China, full support is provided to help you settle in, get to know other volunteers in your city and enjoy your experience.

    If you Charge Volunteers, please give us the complete break down of any cost involved

    There is no charge to participate in the short-term (6-8 week) program. For the long term program, volunteers are required to pay a contribution towards their flight costs (the amount varies depending on the departure country).

    Details

    • ID : 4534
    • Type: Living with Host Family Private Room / Education
    • How many hours of work per day/week: 30
    • Type of weather : Hot in summer, cold in winter
    • Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese
    • Are you able to host volunteers / interns with physical impairments such as mobility limitations (e.g. in a wheelchair), blindness, or deafness?: No

    Features

    What does the organization offer?

    • Air Conditioning
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Electricity
    • Internet
    • Kitchen
    • Language lessons
    • Laundry
    • Limited internet access
    • Running Water
    • Transportation
    • TV Cable
    • Vegetarian Meals Provided
    • Visa Support

    What Should Volunteer bring and what are they responsible for ?

    • Bug spray
    • Food
    • Pants/Jeans
    • Rain Coat
    • Shorts
    • Sun tan lotion
    • Sweater
    • Visa

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    Terms & rules

    • Smoking allowed: No
    • Pets allowed: No
    • Children allowed: No

    Availability

    • The minimum stay is 42 nights

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