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Teach in China

Asia, China, Education
Locations: China , Asia
Program Description
Program Costs
Why Go?
Program Description

Grow, learn and explore: Teach in China!

IDEAS partners with a school located approximately 250 miles southeast of Beijing in Shanxi Province. Serving the children of one of IDEAS’ partner organizations, as well as other international children in the Taiyuan city area, this school provides quality education in a creative learning environment.

As a teacher, you will provide classroom education for approximately 25 students, Kindergarten through high school, while receiving support from other teachers and staff. Teachers provide classroom education for grades 1 through 8 and provide support and resources to high school students who are studying through on-line classes. Classes are taught in English using an American curriculum.

This partner school strives to:

  • Prepare students socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually
  • Equip students to interact comfortably with Chinese people
  • Aid students in making a smooth transition to their home country and higher education

This school is just one important facet of the community. Working with our local partner, IDEAS helps to provide professional programs in medicine, agriculture, education, and consulting, working with other groups and local governments.

  • Current Teaching Certification
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Fluent in English language; native English speaker preferred
Program Costs

Program Fee: $4,400 (11 Months)

  • Housing is provided by the school.
  • These positions are volunteer positions. Additional funding will need to be provided beyond the Program Fee, and include airfare, food, transportation and visa costs. Custom budgets can be created to facilitate your departure.
  • Fundraising training and coaching are optional for an additional $700.

All program costs are an approximation and are subject to change.Not covered in program costs are immunizations, international insurance, spending money, visa fees, phone bills, and in-country personal travel expenses.

If you have personal expenses (i.e. student loans or home mortgages) that need to be included in your fundraising you may qualify for our Custom Programs. Please contact us at 1-720-283-9100, e-mail us at, or hit the chat button for more information.

Why Go?

As a teacher with IDEAS and our partner organization, you will have an opportunity to impact the lives of students, influencing the next generation of international leaders! You will also grow in your professional skills while diving into a new culture and community.

In its 25 year history, this school has proven to be a vital part of the community, providing high quality education for hundreds of students. Your contribution to this educational legacy will ensure that the children of those working with IDEAS and our partner organization are nurtured and encouraged to learn and grow.

But you won’t spend all of your time in the classroom! You will have the chance to explore all that China has to offer. Shanxi is one of the birth places of Chinese civilizations with a long history and traditional culture.Tourist attractions include the Jinci Temple, the Twin-Pagoda Temple, and the Tianlong Shan Stone Caves along with other ancient structures. There are also a number of beautiful natural places to enjoy in Shanxi, including Wutai Mountain, the Yellow River’s Kettle Spout waterfalls (Hukou Waterfalls) and one of the Five Sacred Mountains in China – Mt Hengshan.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to help volunteer in other community projects and the option to study Mandarin Chinese. Don’t pass up this incredible experience, put your teaching skills to work in China!