Short term all inclusive volunteer experience

All inclusive package including shared accommodation with a student from China (private room available, 200RMB extra per month, 100RMB per fortnight). Rooms include ensuite and air conditioning., weekday meals, 30 Mandarin lessons, weekly sightseeing outings, weekly social nights, cultural activities and more.
2 weeks from 2,250 RMB (Approx US$330)
Extra weeks including 15 Mandarin lessons per week (optional) 1050 RMB (Approx US$155)

excl. flights, visa, insurance
Set your own placement dates - start any Monday. Secure your place for US$200

Omeida Language School offers a fully inclusive, flexible volunteering program where you can immerse yourself in the Chinese culture and language, develop new skills, add some international experience to your resume, create lifelong memories and make heaps of new friends whilst surrounded by dramatic scenery in one of the most beautiful towns in the world.

The program ensures you have plenty of time off to explore the surrounding country side. Your weekends are completely free for your own adventures, or you can join in on the Saturday excursions with Omeida's Chinese and English language students at no extra cost.

How the program works?
Omeida's volunteer program offers you the experience of your lifetime without requiring a long term commitment or breaking the bank!

Your required volunteer commitment is 10 hours per week - Monday to Friday in the afternoon and evening running one-on-one sessions with Chinese students learning English. And do some document work or give some idea help for activity organization if Omeida needs.  If you would like to be more involved with the school, then please let us know and we can create a custom placement for you. Options include working as an English teaching assistant, event photographer, marketing specialist, event coordinator, or journalist writing news articles for the website.

During the first two weeks of the program, 30 Mandarin lessons are included to ensure you get the most out of your time in China. You will be in a class of 2-6 students at the same level as you.

This volunteer program provides you with the best of both worlds, a chance to experience 'real' China and get some international work experience. You will also meet many Chinese students who are learning English, so you will be able to communicate with them to ask those questions that really help you understand a country - like what does the translation of Coca Cola mean in Chinese and does the government really make it rain?

What does the program include?

  • A reputable volunteer program in China. 1 - 2 hours per day, Monday to Friday work required speaking one-on-one with students learning English. Additional work experience in the field of your choice can be arranged on request including as an English teaching assistant, event photographer, marketing specialist, event coordinator, or journalist.
  • Accommodation Shared Accommodation with ensuite, 24hr hot water, air-conditioning  and heating, internet access and free use of washing machine, within a 2-10 minute walk from school. There is also an option for private accommodation for a payment of 200RMB per month, 100RMB per fortnight.
  • All meals on weekdays at the Omeida canteen.  The meals are Chinese style and available as dine-in or takeaway.
  • Mandarin lessons Omeida will provide you with 30 Mandarin lessons during your first two weeks in China (3 lessons per day Monday to Friday), in classes of 2-6 students at the same level as you. Classes are guaranteed to run and are Lonely Planet recommended.
  • Textbook and learning materials
  • Guided tour of Yangshuo. On arrival, you will be shown around town, such as the supermarket, West Street and where to buy a mobile phone sim card etc.
  • Free participation in weekly Thursday night social nights including BBQs, cocktails nights, competitions and games
  • Free participation on the Saturday sightseeing outing. Activities include rafting, drifting, cycling, hiking, or trips to ancient villages and often includes lunch.
  • After school activities such as volleyball, basketball, ping pong and video nights
  • A map of Yangshuo
  • An Omeida T-shirt
  • Free Chinese Visa assistance and invitation letter





 The benefits of joining this program

  • Meet new people and builda network friends from around the globe
  • Learn about Chinese culture and language
  • Develop your skills and add some international experience to your resume, increasing your future job prospects
  • Create lifelong memories in one of the most scenic towns in the world

What you need to participate in the volunteer program:

  • The program starts on every Monday of the year.
  • You must be a native English speaker or at a near native level of fluency
  • To be at least 18 years of age
  • You must have completed high school/secondary school
  • A sense of fun and adventure! 

What you do not need

  • You don't need to be able to speak Chinese Mandarin
  • No previous work experience necessary 

What you need to bring or purchase in China

  • Personal clothes and toiletries
  • A towel
  • Spending money- the cost of living in China is considerably lower than most parts of the world 

What's not included?

  • Visa
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals on weekends
  • Private transfer from Guilin Airport to Omeida Language School available on request for an additional 280RMB.  

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