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Vautrin Education Exchange

Program Description

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.

Program Objectives

Participants receive real-time, professional development through exposure to a broad range of education from private school to homeschool and preschool to high school. The program’s multi-school experience enhances the participants’ understanding of the US education system.

Professional Development

  • 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

Minnie Vautrin

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.


I got to know the real American culture. I realized to be a teacher in the US was a hard job. I observed a special class with students who had some physical or mental disorder. I was inspired the idea of having a special class or special teacher to help these students.

Winter 2020 Participant

What impressed me most about my journey was my host family. They will be the lighthouse of my life, and I hope one day I can become someone like them. They never judged me, always helped me find answers and solve problems. I felt I was loved and accepted. I now have more confidence in myself.

Winter 2020 Participant


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