East Asia Huang River

The Huang River Program brings you to a large country in East Asia. After an orientation in the capital city, your team will travel to a central city to participate in a cultural-lingual exchange program in partnership with a local university. You'll be matched with a local student, whom you'll live with in a dorm on-campus . You'll participate in and help lead a morning class on English and American culture while also learning about the national culture and history. Afternoons and evenings are spent exploring the city and surrounding region together. As you build deep cross-cultural friendships, you'll have natural opportunities to share your story, learn someone else's, and talk about the deepest parts of life. We're focused on planting and nourishing seeds, sometimes in slow-growing soil. You should come with a patient and long-term perspective, yet be prepared to share the reason of your hope if there's opportunity.

Location: 
East Asia
Dates: 
July 27, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Ministry Focus: 
Cultural and Language Exchange
Who may apply for this program: 
Students studying in North America. Some of the local students are also studying Spanish. If you are a native or near-native Spanish speaker, your gift is needed!
Cost: 
$5,000
Director: 
Rebacca Chia and Hannah Park

 Rebacca is a team leader at Baylor University. Hannah is a campus staff minister at Southern Methodist University. Both have staffed the Huang River Program and love the university and city!