Dr. and Mrs. C.J. Huang Teaching Fellowship
This fellowship, administered jointly by VIA and the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford, sends two Stanford graduates or recent alumni to teach at the Ouyang Yu Experimental Middle School in Xintang Town, Hunan Province, China. Dr. Huang, a prominent engineer and entrepreneur, founded this rural middle school to raise the quality of education in Hunan, his native province. Fellows experience life in a rural area of China - one which is becoming more unique as China's modernization continues to unfold - and are given the opportunity to learn more about an area of China that most foreigners will never get to see firsthand.
Fellowships are for one year, with the opportunity to extend for a second year if desired. Fellows depart for Asia in early August to join other volunteers for cross-cultural training. In addition to teaching English to middle school students at Ouyang Yu, fellows receive $1000 to design and implement a series of service projects aimed at benefiting the school and local community.
Previous service projects have included a student English magazine, an English Resource room, a tree-planting campaign, student scholarships, eyeglasses for students in need, and the development and production of a Hepatitis B education pamphlet geared towards young adults.
Applicants not chosen for this fellowship can still be considered for one of VIA's other long-term posts in China. For more information about these posts, as well as further information about the CJ Huang Fellowship, please visit the Where We Work page.
- Waived program fee
- Pre-departure Orientation in the Bay Area
- Round-trip airfare from the U.S. to China
- Cross-cultural and teacher training in China
- Train fare from orientation to your post in Hunan
- Travel allowance for use in China
- Weekly language classes
- Monthly living stipend
- Home office and field support
- Language tutor
- Health/Emergency evacuation insurance
- $1,000 Readjustment Allowance at end of school year
- Transportation and lodging for the VIA China annual conference
- Native English speaker / U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Willingness and ability to live in a relatively remote and rural part of China
- Interest in service and/or education
- B.A./B.S. degree by June, 2013
Education: St. Olaf College, B.A. Political Science and Asian Studies
Reason for Joining VIA: I joined VIA for the opportunity to immerse myself in a Chinese community. I want to gain understanding about China from a rural perspective and ultimately contribute in any way I can.
Previous Asia Experience: Worked in Beijing for a study abroad organization; studied abroad in Beijing and Shanghai
Goals For The Year: I am excited to experience life in a rural environment and focus on relationship building with my students and other community members. I am also looking forward to learning about development in rural China and how it differs from the rapid urban development I have already experienced.
Education: George Washington University, B.A. International Affairs
Reason for Joining VIA: To learn about a new culture through teaching and to live in a rural area of China that most people don't get to experience.
Goals For The Year: I'm looking forward to learning Mandarin, implementing a service project to benefit both the school and its students, and traveling throughout China.
Thank you for your interest in the Dr. C.J. Huang Teaching Fellowship. Please follow the steps below to apply. The application deadline is January 15, 2014 for non-Stanford applicants and February 6, 2014 for Stanford applicants.
Step 1: Download the applicationPlease download the application and requirements for supplementary documents.
2014-2015 Dr. C.J. Huang Teaching Fellowship Application and Instructions
Step 2: Complete the application and gather supplementary documentsMake sure you have all documents including resume, passport information page, letter of recommendation, and optional financial aid form.
Step 3: SubmissionSubmit your application and documents through our online application page.
Please visit the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford for information on current and past Fellows, Dr. C.J. Huang, and a further description and background on the program.