Qualifications

The Wang Foundation is looking for conscientious goodwill ambassadors who want to make a difference in the world, who are concerned about global issues, and who want to shape a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. The scholarships are available to students from any major and at any level of undergraduate or graduate study.

Applicants should have a strong interest in learning about Chinese culture and be capable of living cross culturally in a third-world environment - this means being flexible, tolerating ambiguity, respecting differences, and moving outside one's normal comfort zone. Prior experience in community service or teaching conversational English is a plus, but not a requirement.

Knowledge of Chinese language is desirable but not required because each participant will be partnering with English-speaking Tsinghua students throughout their entire stay in China.

The two most important qualifications are the desire to practice global citizenship in China by jumping into an intense community service role, and the ability to be a goodwill ambassador who represents the best of America's cultural values.