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Passages; Chinese Language Program

Passages and Chinese educational Institutions

Cultural Exchange - Teach English and Lessons in American Culture
Created through partnerships between Passages and Chinese educational institutions, this program allows American students to experience Chinese culture from a "real-life" perspective. During this 4-week program, students serve as ambassadors of cultural exchange, teaching English and offering insight into Western culture to Chinese students.

All English instructors will receive the following:

• Placement as an English instructor of Chinese elementary and secondary students
• Round-trip airfare from San Francisco to destination city
• Accommodations and most meals for duration of program (approx. one month)
• Pre-assignment orientation and TESL training
• Afternoon classes in Chinese language and culture
• Weekend excursions, led by local guides
• Full medical and accident insurance
• Bilingual coordinator available 24 hours/day
• Offered for credit at participating institutions

All participants will also have the option of extending their travel for a week to visit such destinations as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Passages can assist students in obtaining low-price airfares to San Francisco from most North American destinations.

Host cities and dates:
Taipei, Taiwan: June 26 – July 31, 2004
• Beijing: July 13 – August 14, 2004

Program Price:

• All American undergraduate or graduate students
• At least 18 years old
• Native English speakers, with excellent spoken and written English skills
• Strong communication skills and interest in other cultures
• Flexible and adaptable to new situations
• In excellent physical and mental health

To apply, see
• Submit application by April 30, 2004
• Specify city ranking (Taipei, Beijing)

For additional information, call 1.800.777.7766 ext. 529, e-mail, or visit

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