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The Educational Poverty Alleviation Project, initiated by Tsinghua University in 2003, is a public project aimed at benefiting China’s poverty-stricken areas. The goal is to provide people in underdeveloped areas with the opportunity to utilize high-quality educational and training resources through the support of modern technology. The program’s ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty by spreading knowledge.
Small teams of SDSU and Tsinghua University students travel to rural areas throughout China to provide language and technical training to students of all ages. SDSU students typically serve as English language specialists and provide language instruction.
The summer 2013 application is now closed.
Please contact Melissa Abeyta to submit a late application.
July 18-August 5, 2013
All participants will register for ASIAN 490: Study Abroad in Asia.
Beyond the Classroom
An optional tour to the Great Wall of China will be offered. Additional activities may include excursions to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace.
Students will be housed in on-campus accommodations at Tsinghua University for the duration of the pre- and post- service learning activities. They will also receive a meal card which can be used in all campus cafeterias.
Included in the Fee
- Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
- Pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
- Opening and closing ceremonies at Tsinghua University
- Transportation to and from rural location
- Program materials
- International health insurance
NOT Included in the Fee
The College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any changes to program activities. If minimum enrollment is not achieved, the program may be cancelled.
March 15, 2013
Admission and Prerequisites
- Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public.
- SDSU students must be in good academic standing.
- Minimum age to participate is 18.
All participants must complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation. Details will be sent after acceptance into the program.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as airfare is not included in the program price. In the event the program is cancelled, the College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any airfare cancellation fees incurred.
This program requires a visa. Visa application details will be provided during pre-departure meetings.
Mei Zhong, Ph.D. will accompany the group and serve as instructor of record for the program. For questions about visas, in country activities, transportation, accommodations, and courses, please contact Dr. Zhong at (619)594-4633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-1138