Education was the original mission of the Yale-China Association at its founding in 1901, and that tradition continues to this day through a variety of programs. The most well-known of these programs is the English Teaching Fellowship, through which hundreds of Yale graduates since 1909 have taken on two-year teaching appointments in China. Over the decades, we have continually updated our programs to adapt to changing conditions in China and in the United States, but at its core our work has always remained true to the values of service, learning, and understanding.
Our Education work in China centers on the Teaching Fellowship: our institutional partners, our Fellows, their students, and the work they accomplish together. We invite everyone from prospective applicants to friends of Yale-China to former “Bachelors” to read more about our flagship program.
In New Haven
Yale-China’s outreach includes a teacher exchange and various cultural programs for New Haven area students. These activities highlight the bidirectional sharing of culture that is central to Yale-China’s mission.
In The Works
The successful pilot year of Yale-China's Chinese Teaching Fellowship will conclude in a few months, and the Education team is already looking at potential ways to further develop this program, including the possibility of additional teaching sites beyond New Haven. This exciting initiative is the long-awaited complement to the century-old English Teaching Fellowship, rounding out the bidirectional nature of the fellowship program as a whole.