Like chow mein and Szechuan chicken as much as I do? Besides consuming vast amounts of the amazing local cuisine, you can volunteer in China working with giant panda bears, traveling the country and teaching English to schoolchildren, and get involved in the community at an orphanage in the rural countryside. You can even earn a salary as a certified TEFL English teacher while you are abroad!
Ya’an City, China
It’s amazing how quickly & densely memories can gather in a short span of time. I volunteered at the Giant Panda Conservation project in China for only 2 weeks, yet I went away feeling so filled to the brim with incredible memories and deep feelings.
Maybe it’s because I managed to somehow cram so many activities into that limited time frame. Indeed, being rather hyper, I couldn’t seem to sit around for an extended period of time just watching TV in the lounge room – I had to go out & explore! Continue reading Connie's post
My mother and I just came back from volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center. There were not enough hours in the day to feel like we got enough time with the amazing creatures. We went to bed thinking how we just can’t wait until we wake up the next day.
Ya’an City, CHINA
My experience with GoEco was quite amazing. It had been my dream to hold a panda bear. I explored my options for such an opportunity and came across volunteering in China. GoEco made the whole process extremely easy and worked with me on finding a volunteer placement for a week at the reserve, as well as organizing the logistics of fulfilling my dream of being able to hold a panda during my stay there. Continue reading Carolyn's post...
The GoEco panda volunteer project is located in a nature reserve between wild forests and waterfalls – the landscape is astonishing and wild. The reserve is divided into several areas: the residential village (close to everything), the panda breeding center (where I worked) the research center, visitors center, cubs care center, and other treatment centers. The reserve is organized well and really fun, yet still a very natural habitat. Continue reading Hen's post...