Yale-China Fellowship 2014

Information about Yale-China Fellowship 2014

Published on July 17, 2014

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Yale-China Fellowship 2015-2017: Yale-China Fellowship 2015-2017 Virtual Info Session WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? HISTORY AND BACKGROUND VISUALIZE YOUR FELLOWSHIP APPLY NOW History and Background: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? History and Background 1906 : Yali Middle School is established by Yale-China in Changsha, Hunan Province. Three years later, Yale-China begins the practice of sending “Bachelors” – recent Yale graduates – to support the teaching staff at Yali Middle School. The Fellowship is born! 1934 : Yale Foreign Mission reincorporated as the secular Yale-in-China. 1951 : In the wake of Liberation and the New China, the last Yale-in-China representative is expelled from Changsha Rounding out the first century > 1901 : The Yale Foreign Mission is founded by recent Yale graduates to foster cultural understanding between east and west. History and Background: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? History and Background < Building the foundation 1956 : The Bachelor program begins again in Hong Kong, thanks to a new partnership with New Asia College. 1975 : The new name “Yale-China Association” is adopted, reflecting the evolution of our mission from just “Yale-in-China” to two-way exchange. 1980 : The Bachelor program returns to mainland China. With a growing number of female participants, the title “Bachelor” fades over the following years and is eventually replaced by “Fellow.” Present : The Yale-China Fellowship continues to hold a central position among the many education, health, and arts programs of the Yale-China Association. Guidance from staff refreshes the program every few years to maintain maximal relevance to changing conditions in China. Who are Yale-China Fellows? > PowerPoint Presentation: WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? < History and Background What is the fellowship? > WHO? Applicants Current Yale seniors and graduates in the classes of 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, or 2010 are eligible to apply. No previous experience with Chinese language or Chinese studies is required. All majors welcome. A serious interest in and capacity for teaching must be demonstrated, though formal teaching experience is not a requirement. Fellows Every site has two junior (first-year) Fellows and two senior (second-year) Fellows . Together, the four Fellows form a household and a teaching team. Fellows are mature, responsible, self-reliant, flexible, and adaptable. By the end of the first year, Fellows have obtained a deep level of linguistic and cross-cultural competence , not to mention professional competence from teaching. They apply and build on these skills in the second year, guiding the new first-year Fellows. PowerPoint Presentation: WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? < Who are Yale-China Fellows? continued > WHO? WHAT? At its most basic level, the Yale-China Fellowship immerses recent Yale graduates in a Chinese community for two years. During those two years, Fellows are given the freedom to develop critical skills in teaching, communication, and Chinese culture while making valuable contributions to their local communities. PowerPoint Presentation: WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? < previous What is provided? > WHO? WHAT? Community Engagement Teaching Language Study Service Learning Cultural Exchange Building Trust Travel Reflection Exploration Inspiring People Immersion Community engagement is the essential goal of the fellowship. Teaching is the core task, but classroom hours are limited to ensure that Fellows have time to pursue the many other components that contribute to the experience. PowerPoint Presentation: WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? < What is the fellowship? Where does the fellowship bring you? > WHO? WHAT? All Fellows are provided with i ntensive Chinese language training the summer before teaching begins; Small Grants to support extracurricular activities; all necessary visas ; local teacher’s salary (in RMB/HKD); f ree housing and basic health coverage ; extensive training and support from Yale-China staff at conferences in August, November, and April of each year (including travel expenses) and throughout the academic year; and mentorship connections to the greater Yale-China network of former Fellows and trustees. Due to lower rates of local compensation, mainland Fellows’ salaries are also supplemented with U.S. – China airfare (one round trip); and U.S. dollar stipend for continued language study, shipping expenses, and travel. PowerPoint Presentation: WHEN? WHY? HOW? < What is the fellowship? When does the fellowship happen? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? Each Fellow is placed at one of four Yale-China partner sites for the two-year experience. A question on the application allows you to state your site preference; if a fellowship offer is made to you, it will be for the one site for which you have been selected. Click on the sites to learn more. Yali Middle School New Asia College Lingnan College Xiuning Middle School PowerPoint Presentation: WHEN? WHY? HOW? < What is the fellowship? When does the fellowship happen? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? Each Fellow is placed at one of four Yale-China partner sites for the two-year experience. A question on the application allows you to state your site preference; if a fellowship offer is made to you, it will be for the one site for which you have been selected. Click on the sites to learn more. Yali Middle School New Asia College Lingnan College Xiuning Middle School Yali Middle School School One of the top secondary schools in Hunan Province, Yali Middle School serves grades 10-12. Founded by Yale-China in 1906, the Yali system now has 7 campuses; Fellow teach at the oldest. Students Fellows teach Senior 1 ( 高一 ) students, the equivalent of U.S. grade 10. Most students are day students and they have relatively busy social lives. English ability ranges from low to excellent. Community Fellows live on campus in the heart of Changsha, a city of 5 million that serves as the provincial capital. Friends on campus and off provide connections to local society. Classroom and Beyond Oral English is the title of the class that Fellows teach, with freedom to design the curriculum. A school musical and a service trip have become staples of the Fellows’ extracurricular offerings. Special Features Changsha is the official hometown of Mao Zedong, but has been the focus of Yale-China’s work since before Mao was famous. Local cuisine features lots of hot peppers! Location Changsha, Hunan Province X PowerPoint Presentation: WHEN? WHY? HOW? < What is the fellowship? When does the fellowship happen? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? Each Fellow is placed at one of four Yale-China partner sites for the two-year experience. A question on the application allows you to state your site preference; if a fellowship offer is made to you, it will be for the one site for which you have been selected. Click on the sites to learn more. Yali Middle School New Asia College Lingnan College Xiuning Middle School Xiuning Middle School School One of the top secondary schools in southern Anhui Province, Xiuning Middle School serves grades 10-12. As a model school, it recruits the best students from throughout the county. Students First-year Fellows teach Senior 1 ( 高一 ) and second-years teach Senior 2, equivalent to U.S. grades 10 and 11. Most students board, and English levels are lower than at other sites. Community Fellows live on campus in the small town of Wan’an , part of Xiuning County, and they tend to be known throughout town. Two bustling – if still small – cities are a few miles away. Classroom and Beyond Oral English is the title of the class that Fellows teach, with freedom to design the curriculum. A school musical, debate team, and a cappella group are examples of other Fellow-led activities. Special Features Xiuning is just about an hour away from Huangshan , one of China’s most famous mountains. Fields and farming villages expose Fellows to rural life, even as the towns show rapid growth. Location Wan’an , Xiuning County, Anhui Province X PowerPoint Presentation: WHEN? WHY? HOW? < What is the fellowship? When does the fellowship happen? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? Each Fellow is placed at one of four Yale-China partner sites for the two-year experience. A question on the application allows you to state your site preference; if a fellowship offer is made to you, it will be for the one site for which you have been selected. Click on the sites to learn more. Yali Middle School New Asia College Lingnan College Xiuning Middle School New Asia College School Founded in 1949 by fleeing Chinese intellectuals, New Asia College currently has about 3,000 students and is a constituent college of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Students College students here lead busy social lives, though few of them can live on campus. Students typically have strong conversational English but need to hone their formal writing skills. Community Fellows live on the quiet, hilly CUHK campus (with harbor views), but a lively “suburban” New Town is a short ride away, and downtown Kowloon is about 45 minutes from campus. Classroom and Beyond Fellows teach a foundation series for English majors, focused on writing and literature. American Studies courses, a U.K. study tour, and Honorary Resident Tutor roles round out the duties. Special Features Fellows here have the opportunity to study Cantonese in addition to Mandarin Chinese. With shorter semesters, Fellows also conduct a Community Engagement Project. Location Shatin , New Territories, Hong Kong S.A.R. X PowerPoint Presentation: WHEN? WHY? HOW? < What is the fellowship? When does the fellowship happen? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? Each Fellow is placed at one of four Yale-China partner sites for the two-year experience. A question on the application allows you to state your site preference; if a fellowship offer is made to you, it will be for the one site for which you have been selected. Click on the sites to learn more. Yali Middle School New Asia College Lingnan College Xiuning Middle School Lingnan College School A constituent of Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan College currently functions as the business, finance, and economics department, though its origins as an independent institution date to 1888. Students Second-year undergraduates take the Fellows’ classes, though activities serve first-year students, too. They are all in business-related majors, which have very high admission standards. Community While the main Lingnan campus is in Guangzhou, Fellows live on the seaside satellite campus in Zhuhai along with the first- and second-year Lingnan students. Classroom and Beyond Fellows teach business writing and American Studies . As Yale-China’s newest site, the door for community engagement is wide open, but requires extra initiative from Fellows. Special Features Both small-town and big-city neighborhoods are near the campus, and a palm tree-lined park leads almost all the way from campus to the border with the Macau S.A.R. Location Zhuhai, Guangdong Province X PowerPoint Presentation: WHY? HOW? < Where does the fellowship bring you? Why serve as a Yale-China Fellow? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? May 2015 Orientation Retreat in New Haven June 2015 Depart for China and begin language study August 2015 All Fellows in Hong Kong for training and orientation September 2015 Arrive at your site; classes begin Spring Festival 2016 Mainland sites have 4-6 weeks of vacation (1 week for Spring Festival + Christmas break for Hong Kong) March 2016 Spring semester has begun at all sites June 2016 Classes end in mainland (Hong Kong Fellows have already begun Community Engagement Projects August 2016 Return from summer vacation to meet the new Fellows in Hong Kong! Fellowship First Year: Rough Timeline PowerPoint Presentation: HOW? < When does the fellowship happen? Why teaching? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? Why serve as a Yale-China Fellow? Because you believe in Yale-China’s mission of inspiring people to learn and serve together . Because you want to challenge yourself, push your limits, and grow as a professional and as a person . Because you want to learn about China . Because you want to be a part of defining the U.S.–China relationship as one of friendship and cooperation instead of fear and animosity. PowerPoint Presentation: HOW? < Why serve as a Yale-China Fellow? Why two years? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? Why teaching? As a teacher, you will have a well defined and well respected place within a Chinese community . As you hone your teaching skills, you will develop leadership skills, organizational skills, communication skills, and many more – all of which have served Fellows throughout careers as teachers , but also throughout careers in business , journalism , finance , civil society , and government . Your students will amaze you and give you incredibly deep insight into Chinese people. PowerPoint Presentation: HOW? < Why teaching? How does the application process work? > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? Why two years? In the first year, you will adjust to living in China; in the second year, you will be able to experience China as your home . The second year is a second chance to apply lessons learned. Language ability, cultural understanding, and connections to the community need time to solidify. The junior/senior Fellow structure provides essential support and guidance that distinguish this program. PowerPoint Presentation: < Why two years? Visualize your fellowship > WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? How does the application process work? Download and read the Handbook for Applicants and the Application Instructions, available on the Yale-China website. Submit your written application (Form 1) and a one-page résumé by November 30, 2014 . Supporting documentation—dean’ s certification (Form 2), three letters of recommendation (Form 3), and official academic transcripts—must be received by December 15, 2014 . First-round interviews will be held during the week of December 8-12. Second-round interviews, by invitation, will be held in mid to late January. Fellowship offers will be made in late January / February. Select applicants to whom we cannot immediately offer fellowships will be placed on an alternate list. PowerPoint Presentation: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? Application Website> < How does the application process work? Visualize your Fellowship

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