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Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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APPENDIX H

Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China

The programs listed below are open to all applicants, although, in most cases, an undergraduate degree is required. Prerequisites, fees, and compensation vary widely among programs. Chinese language capability is not necessarily required. Contact program offices for current information.

Several schools, including Grinnell, Oberlin, Wellesley, and Williams Colleges, and Yale University, offer programs for teaching in China that are open exclusively to their alumni. Prospective teachers are encouraged to inquire about such opportunities.

The inclusion of programs on this list does not imply endorsement by the CSCC.

China Advocates

1635 Irving Street

San Francisco, CA 94122

Telephone: 1-800-333-6474

FAX: 415-753-0412

China Educational Exchange

1251 Virginia Avenue

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Telephone: 703-432-6983

Colorado China Council

932 Marine Street

Boulder, CO 80302

Telephone: 303-443-1107

FAX: 303-443-1107

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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International Schools Services

P.O. Box 5910

Princeton, NJ 08543

Telephone: 609-452-0990

FAX: 609-452-2690

Facilitates placement of certified teachers in schools teaching primarily expatriate children, grades K-12.

International Scientific & Information Services, Inc.

49 Thompson Hay Path

Setauket, NY 11733

Telephone: 516-751-6437

FAX: 516-751-6437

National Council of Churches of Christ, USA

China Program Office

475 Riverside Drive

Room 616

New York, NY 10115

Telephone: 212-870-2630

FAX: 212-870-2055

Princeton-in-Asia

224 Palmer Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544

Telephone: 609-258-3657

FAX: 609-258-5300

Volunteers in Asia

P.O. Box 4543

Stanford, CA 94309

Telephone: 723-3228

FAX: 415-725-1805

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

475 Riverside Drive

New York, NY 10115

Telephone: 212-870-2608

FAX: 212-870-2322

Provides support for experienced professors only.

Western Washington University

China Teaching Program

Old Main 530A

Bellingham, WA 98225-9047

Telephone: 206-650-3753

FAX: 206-650-2847

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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WorldTeach

Harvard Institute for International Development

One Eliot Street

Cambridge, MA 02138-5705

Telephone: 617-495-5527

FAX: 617-495-1239

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Organizations Sponsoring English Teachers in China." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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