Vautrin Education Exchange
The Vautrin Education Exchange is a 3-week winter professional and cultural exchange program to the U.S. for university education students and young teaching professionals.
During the program, participants will interact with professionals in a variety of classroom settings, learning the latest instructional and classroom management techniques and helping plan and deliver lesson content.
Participants will live with individual host families to experience daily life and culture in an American home. In addition, there will be opportunities to visit local tourist attractions, participate in volunteer activities and join in English discussion groups.
- Experience mentoring by U.S. teachers
- Learn different teaching philosophies and styles
- Expand curriculum and lesson planning skills
- Broaden understanding of student social issues
- Develop new classroom management strategies
- Teach a lesson on Chinese culture and language
- Participate in teacher/student relationships
The Vautrin Education Exchange was named in honor of Minnie Vautrin, the American teacher who stayed in Nanjing to help Chinese people during the 1937 Japanese invasion. We hope that those who participate in the Vautrin Education Exchange will learn to emulate Minnie’s bravery and sacrifice, and be remembered for encouraging and caring for many lives in generations to come.
Our Winter 2020 Vautrin Education Exchange (VEE) program completed about a month ago. Despite the challenges introduced by COVID-19, most participants were able to complete the program. Several schools imposed restrictions on international visitors. In those cases, our US hosts got creative in finding ways to provide our participants valuable knowledge and experience during their […]
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