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The Roots Program Internship


  • Open to Chinese Americans from 16 to 25 years of age with families originating in counties of the Pearl River Delta region in the Guangdong province.


  • If accepted into the program, interns must commit to completing the internship, beginning with nine(9) Saturday seminars between February and June, self-directed research, the fifteen-day Guangdong pilgrimage in July, and the concluding follow-up seminars in September and October. Attendance at the seminars is required. in addition, each intern will be responsible for an exhibit to be mounted at the Chinese Culture Center during the Spring Festival in February and for speaking about her or his experience.

  • Tuition cost to interns is $450.00 plus transportation between the United States and China (round-trip airfare from San Francisco to Hong Kong, round trip rail ticket from Hong Kong to Canton, airport departure fees and transportation within Hong Kong). Costs covered in the tuition are two-week lodging and meals in China, transportation within the Pearl River Delta region, provincial and local guides, counselor, curriculum materials, seminar leaders, and exhibit costs.

  • This program is subsidized by funding from the Chinese Culture Foundation, Chinese Historical Society, and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in Guangdong Province.
  • Interns at their option may choose to extend their stays in China and Hong Kong after completion of the two-week journey as a group. It is then the responsibility of each individual to arrange and pay for hers or his transportation, lodging, and meals for any extended stay. The Chinese Culture Center can assist interns in making the arrangements.