Looking for an unusual service opportunity this summer? Come to China to help young migrant children learn English.
Dragon Star English Camp is an outgrowth of a community-engaged research effort with in-country migrant mothers in China. As the Chinese economy has opened and grown, many families are moving from the countryside to the cities to work. Yet, these families and their children face significant barriers to fully integrating into their new surroundings. Mothers we spoke with said English language learning, a requirement for all Chinese children, is a particular struggle. With Dragon Star we aim to give these children an English kickstart with an intensive experience co-facilitated by American and Chinese university students. Won’t you join us?
The group is limited to four UNC students. There will be an application and interview process. Mandarin skills are a plus but not required. Hotel, meals and travel within Shanghai will be covered. The camp begins on July 26th and ends on August 3rd.
If interested, please contact Mimi Chapman, Associate Professor in the UNC School of Social Work, by March 31st at firstname.lastname@example.org.