Our China Program
Our language and cultural experience program in China takes place in Hangzhou, one of China’s most beautiful cities and located just 40 minutes from Shanghai by bullet train.
Become part of the community You will live in the community, learning Mandarin and living as the locals live, learning about the local culture, engaging and connecting with people with lives vastly different to your own. It’s about sharing your skills and knowledge in a way that is useful to them.
Enjoy cultural experiences including a tea ceremony, learn Chinese writing and cooking, explore the incredible temples and go sightseeing around this beautiful city.
Gap Year 100 We are committed to taking a maximum of 100 per year on our gap year programs. As a non-profit, AV’s focus is on providing both volunteers and our partner communities with the best experience possible. By limiting our numbers we ensure we can treat every applicant individually and place them where they can have the most impact.
AV programs are no ordinary gap year experiences: you will be part of a community of individuals with shared experiences and we are with you long after you get back from the project. “Once an AV, always an AV.”
Visit our website to find out more about our China program.
The AV program will give you in-depth, first-hand experience of the powerhouse that is the modern China.