Language Camp Counselor In China

This summer, travel back to your adolescence.

The program is designed to provide plenty of time to explore China, explore the culture and cuisine.

Travel with other summer camp counselors in China during your time away from the camps.

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15

positions open for 2019.
July 15 to August 15

Overview

As a summer camp counselor in China, by teaching English during day camps, you will give many children an opportunity to learn an important skill that they can use to better their lives.

Becoming a summer camp counselor in China is not only highly rewarding, but it’s also a lot of fun. In China, GeoVisions’ language camps provide English language education to disadvantaged youth.  This gives them an opportunity to learn an important skill that they can use to better their lives. These language camps mostly take place in and around schools.  Students are offered a chance to practice their English in a more creative setting of activities and learning that make the day a lot more fun.

During the camp days, you will participate in many creative activities using art and music with the children.  You will also have time for plenty of exercise playing outside during activity time.

Fee

$1,329.

As a "thank you gift" from the camps, expect around $20 per day for each camp day. You will have 10+ camp days.

Duration

Four weeks.

Visa

Not included. You will enter on the "L" visa for visitors. GeoVisions will help you with this process. The current cost for this visa is $130 US. The "L" visa is good for at least 3-months.

Start Dates

July 15 to August 15.

Eligibility

  • Summer camp counselors must be native English speakers.
  • Counselors need to have a college degree or be in college, have one of the following requirements:  teaching experience, camp counselor experience, or teaching English as a second language certificate.
  • Be in good health.
  • Have good lesson planning and organization skills.
  • Skills in sports, music, singing, etc are extremely helpful.
  • Share your language with the language camp 20 hours a week Monday to Friday. It’s easy doing this in a summer camp in China teaching English.
  • Be on time for camp each day.
  • Manage your own personal expenses (telephone bills, clothing, entertainment, and spending money).

Program Location

Camps are in Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanxi.

Costs

$1,329.

You could make about $20 a day as a "thank you gift" from each camp. Expect around 10 camp days.

GeoVisions-4cprocessThe fee you pay to be a language camp counselor in China goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The GeoVisions Foundation.  The program donation for this experience covers our costs of placing you on the program in a safe apartment and neighborhood. The fee helps our non-profit to provide your accommodation, meals, insurance, pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. We update our tutor materials and tutoring aids constantly and provide a real ESL Teacher who is here via email to give you personalized assistance if you feel you need ideas. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community.

Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation.

Volunteer Program

This is a volunteer program, and as such, you will need to factor in not only the program fee above but your airfare and if you live outside the US, your insurance.

It is hard to calculate your spending money requirements, so think about any additional meals and travel during your time in Italy.

What's Included

  • A comfortable, safe place to live in China. 
  • Airport pickup during specified times.  If flights do not arrive during the arrival time as set forth in your pre-departure materials, precise information will be provided on how to reach the accommodations.  (Cost of transportation, if outside of specified times, is not included.)
  • Medical, and accident insurance for US citizens.
  • Orientation and accommodations are included in the program fee.
  • $200 cash "thank you" gift at the end of the program.
  • Accommodations are provided with host families and include breakfast.
  • Counselors receive transportation when traveling and conducting camps in different areas.
  • On camp days, all meals are provided.

What's Not Included

  • Flights.
  • Visa.
  • Lunch and dinner on non-camp days.

FAQ

Please call us on +1 (203) 453-5838 if you have questions.

We are asked the same questions each day, so we hope this page of Frequently Asked Questions will be helpful to you. Anyone in our office can answer your questions anytime you call. We want you to made informed decisions and we will be happy to talk to you anytime.

How does GeoVisions choose the location of the camps?

The camps are located in Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanxi.

Camp days last the entire day. Usually from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, but there is free time and activity time. When you're not at a camp, you have free time to enjoy China.

What can I expect as a camp counselor in China?

Counselors will travel to different schools and locations throughout China and participate in English camps for children.

What are the expectations we have of our camp counselors?

  • Work the camp days. There will be at least 10 camp days during your time in China.
  • Show care with the children; interact with them in a professional manner.
  • Be respectful of GeoVisions’ rules and requirements, as well as the local culture.
  • Follow the detailed rules set out in the GeoVisions Terms and Conditions document, which must be signed and returned before beginning the camp program.

Can I go with a friend and live with my friend?

Yes and Yes!

We need a total of 15 counselors so the more the merrier! It will give you someone to travel with when you're not at a camp.

Is there a formal orientation?

Yes. GeoVisions provides an orientation program when you arrive.

What about room and board? Is that included?

  • Included throughout the program with host families who also provide breakfast each day.

  • Breakfast is included with the host family. On camping days, depending on the hours, your meals are covered.

Gallery

Here are a handful of photos to give you a sense of this program.

You can also find more photos, stories, and video through our Facebook Page, Instagram and YouTube channels and our Blog.

As you view more photos and video, consider the program benefits. A second home with new friends, becoming more independent and confident, improving your beginning Thai since you're now living as a local and helping your community and the students at the language camp realize their goals of speaking English. Add an international reference to your resume which helps with future job applications because of your experience teaching English in a summer language camp in Thailand and you're ahead of the game.

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