Guizhou Forerunner College
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Guizhou Forerunner College is China's first and only non-profit, charity-based higher education institution. The College aims to bestow high-quality education to the underprivileged...
Guizhou Forerunner College (GFC) is a non-profit college in China, founded to bestow practical, high quality education for under-served students in Guizhou Province. We
Anyone between the ages of 16 and 60 are welcome to apply and be part of this incredible learning adventure to China. Enroll with Guizhou Forerunner College for a Semester...
Guizhou Forerunner College Reviews
Great place to teach and learn!
Submitted by Chris Wu - Guizhou | April 02, 2014
Guizhou Forerunner College is amazing. I knew it was a non-profit, charity school before I applied.I thought it was going to be some poor, remote village. When I was picked up from the airport by the college's driver, he drove through some really remote places, i thought perhaps I was being kidnapped. However, all of a sudden, in the middle of nowhere and out of nowhere, a beautiful modern campus appeared. Honestly, the condition was much much better than I have imagined.
Soon I found out that this place has much more to offer. I assisted a teacher from Texas in two of his English classes, teaching about 20 students each. The students are locals from Guizhou, the poorest province in China. I got really close with several of them because I tutored them outside class time as well. One of them said that he is heir to a village chief, and he is of Ethnic Tujia, not the common Han Chinese. He told me some of the most crazy stories I have ever heard about witchcraft and herbal medicine and what not.
It was also a great place to hike and have fun with friends. I became good friends with two other interns from Johns Hopkins. We had a lot of fun. We originally planed to organize a trip of maybe 5-6 people who were close, but eventually became a 30 people tour group that had both international volunteers, interns and Chinese staff.
I enjoyed so much about this program that I made verbal agreement with the college that I would come back and serve here for a year or 2 after I graduate,and I have kept that promise.