Teach in China:
International Teaching, Educational and Curriculum Exchange (AITECE).
Amy Woolam Echerrivia
Columban Advocacy and Outreach Office.
1320 Fenwick Lane, Ste.405
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Serve in China:
New China Link
See below for more details:
- Association for International Teaching, Educational and
Curriculum Exchange (AITECE) Teaching Program
The U.S. Catholic China Bureau serves as the North American liaison
office for AITECE (Association for International Teaching, Educational
and Curriculum Exchange). AITECE is an independent, non-profit
organization organized and run by the Columban Fathers and is registered
in both Hong Kong and China. USCCB recruits, screens and facilitates
qualified persons to serve in China's tertiary educational institutions
as foreign experts or tutors in TOEFL [English as a second language]
and/or as teachers in other selected disciplines; e.g., business, social
work, sciences, technology, etc. The goal of AITECE is to contribute to
the modernization of China through the exchange of personnel and to
promote international understanding and friendship through professional
service and Christian witness.
Since its founding in 1988, AITECE has sponsored 250 foreign experts and
teachers who have worked in over 30 institutes of higher learning in
many provinces and major cities in China.
AITECE negotiates minimum one-year contracts with preference for
extended service. Living allowance is provided by the designated Chinese
institute, with free accommodation inside the university. Orientation is
provided, along with assistance during the term of service in China,
through mediation with institute authorities and advice on practical
problems. In addition, candidates can rely on the support of like-minded
people involved in similar work. Return (and sometimes outbound) travel
is provided after one year of service.
[301-565-4547] if you are interested. See
AITECE site for more
- Maryknoll China Service Project - China Volunteer Teachers Program
The Maryknoll Hong Kong Region began the China Volunteer Teachers
Program to facilitate placement of committed and competent Christian
teachers in China as a service to the Chinese people and the Chinese
Church. Placement is generally in a university. Maryknoll Hong Kong
supports teachers through its members already teaching in China.
Maryknoll members have worked in China since 1917. Year long and summer
placements are available.
For more information contact: Coordinator, China Volunteer Teachers
Program; 44 Stanley Village Road; Stanley, Hong Kong. See
Teachers Program for more information.
- New China Link
New China Link (NCL) is a volunteer service agency for rural China
(specifically for the SW province of Guizhou, one of China’s poorest
regions), founded by a former volunteer teacher in the Columban Fathers’
AITECE Program (Association for International Teaching, Educational and
Curriculum Exchange). NCL offers a new way to spirituality and vocation
without vows and institutional commitment and stresses the importance of
a system of aid of Asians-for-Asia, bringing together people from rich
and poor nations. Examples of NCL work include projects for water
supply, middle school health education, school building, simple housing
and local empowerment.
For more information: Website: