If you volunteer abroad in China for your vacation, you can be sure of one thing: you will not only have a great vacation, but will return home with a different view of the Chinese people than when you left. It is always the same when you carry out voluntary work: you seem to get more out of it than you put in.
Although China was once the greatest civilization in the East, if not the entire world, like many such civilizations, the Aztec, Inca, Egyptian, Greek and Roman empires for example, it regressed and had it all to do again to once again become a world power in terms of civilization and culture. However, it is now growing fast and rapidly regaining the position it once had, and should rightly have today.
It has now been realized that it is essential for the children of China to learn how to speak languages other than Mandarin or their own variant of Chinese. Next to Mandarin, English is the most widely spoken language worldwide with Spanish third and being able to speak English offers wider opportunities for young Chinese people. If you volunteer abroad in China to teach English to their children, you will be welcomed with open arms.
By volunteering in China you will likely find that Yantai in the Shandong Province, on the east coast of China, North of Shanghai, and Gengma in the Yunnan Province on the south-west coast offer schools that will make it relatively easy for you to teach English.
By volunteering abroad in Shandong or Yunnan Province in China you will be able to learn a great deal about the Chinese culture while enjoying their food and being given a lot back in exchange for what you are doing for them. Whether you are on a gap year between school and university or college, on vacation or traveling the world, this is an ideal way for individuals, couples or groups of people to spend their time. You will learn from them while they learn from you.