Which Yale-China Fellowship site do you belong at?

Are you interested in becoming part of a Chinese community for two years? Yale-China offers fellowships at four sites in China that provide just that experience, backed by a legacy of more than 100 years. Take the quiz to find out which site could be right for you!

Brendan Woo
Created By Brendan Woo
On Jul 15, 2014

Which scene most appeals to you?

Which lesson would you be most interested in teaching?

Which linguistic environment sounds ideal for your experience?

Which extracurricular activity would you most like to lead?

Which teaching interaction looks like the best fit for you?

What would be your preferred Saturday evening activity?

Yale-China's sites are spread out across southern China, so summer is hot everywhere. Winters vary, though; what would you prefer?

In terms of your surroundings, which is most important to you?

When your friends visit, which tourist attraction would you want to show them?

How would you like your fellowship experience to enter into Yale-China's legacy?

Yali Middle School 雅礼中学

Yali Middle School 雅礼中学

Sounds like you would be a fit for Yali Middle School in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province! At Yali, you would teach oral English to elite high school sophomores in the heart of a vibrant, second-tier city where Yale-China's roots reach back over 100 years (Yale-China founded Yali Middle School in 1906 and started sending Fellows - then called Bachelors - here in 1909). Extracurricular opportunities include directing the school musical, leading students on a service trip in conjunction with Yale's Building Bridges, and advising students on their American college applications. Through these activities and your own initiative, you would maintain a fairly busy schedule, but lots of community connections.

Learn more at http://www.yalechina.org/education/teaching_fellowship

New Asia College 新亞書院

New Asia College 新亞書院

New Asia College may be the right site for you! Even before it became one of the original residential colleges at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the independent New Asia College began its partnership with Yale-China in 1954. As a Fellow today, you would have a dual affiliation with New Asia and the university English Department, teaching a course on American history and current issues in addition to a foundation series in literature and writing for English majors. With its setting in suburban Hong Kong, the university campus is on the water and surrounded by plenty of greenery and hiking trails, yet still has easy access to downtown Hong Kong via extremely efficient public transit. A community engagement project in the second summer allows you to make deeper connections to your community, as does your campus role of Honorary Resident Tutor, organizing cultural activities for New Asia students.

Learn more at http://www.yalechina.org/education/teaching_fellowship

Lingnan College 岭南学院

Lingnan College 岭南学院

Your ideal fellowship site just might be Lingnan College, part of the prestigious Sun Yat-sen University! As a Yale-China Fellow based at Lingnan College, you would live on a beautiful coastal campus in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, where a palm tree-lined seaside park runs almost the entire way from the small-town campus area, through Zhuhai's busy downtown, to the border with the former Portuguese colony of Macau (now a Special Administrative Region). You would teach English writing for business majors along with an American Studies course, but as a pioneer at a relatively new site, you would also take on the challenges of helping refine the Fellows' curriculum and build on the fellowship's initial ties to the Zhuhai community.

Learn more at http://www.yalechina.org/education/teaching_fellowship

Xiuning Middle School 休宁中学

Xiuning Middle School 休宁中学

Looks like you're a match for Xiuning Middle School in Anhui Province! As a Fellow here, you would have a tight connection to the school community and surrounding town. Though Xiuning is the most rural of Yale-China's fellowship sites, there are plenty of local shops and neighborhoods that form the small - especially by Chinese standards - towns of Xiuning County. As a teacher within this community, you would conduct oral English classes, but would still have a considerable amount of flexible time to find other ways to engage with the community: directing a school musical, founding an outdoors club, shadowing doctors at the local clinic. In Xiuning, you would serve as a portal to the outside world while being deeply immersed in Chinese society.

Learn more at http://www.yalechina.org/education/teaching_fellowship