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  • Locations: Wuxi, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
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Program Description:

Lingshan Charity Foundation

Address: 23rd floor, Huipu Finance Building, 251 Tongyang South Road, Liangxi District, Wuxi City 


Sector of Work: International development, youth development, community development; healthcare administration; poverty alleviation; ecology

Region/Country: Wuxi, China

Mission: On the road, meet your better self.

Description: Lingshan Charity Foundation was established by Lingshan Cultural Tourism Group and Wuxi Xiangfu Temple in December, 2004. It was a public fundraising foundation, registered at the Department of Civil Affairs of Jiangsu Province. We maintain the idea of promoting the culture of charity and purifying the public as our mission, relying on five platforms including industry support, youth development, community management, social innovation, and international aids, to devise plans and launch projects. Currently, multiple welfare brands were formed, such as Walk for Love, United for Love, No Fear Project, Lingshan Youth Plan, Leyi Workshop, etc. Based on platforms like Tencent, Alibaba, and Ant Financial, etc., we constructed an interconnected and sharing group to serve non-governmental organizations, and united with and other Buddhist charity organizations to promote the development of Buddhist philanthropic undertaking. We attempted to provide non-governmental aids in Ethiopia, Nepal, and Northern Thailand, etc. Following a set of professional, standard, and transparent working guidelines, we devote ourselves to unite constructive forces from all fields, to promote the society to develop sustainably, and to reconstruct public trust. In 2010, Lingshan Charity Foundation was credited as “National Advanced Social Organization” by the Department of Civil Affairs.


Language Requirement: Mandarin strongly recommended but there are projects available that only need English.

Possible Projects: Baixiang Youth Talent Plan; The Smiley Children Experiential Program in Ethiopia; Chinese Demonstration Program in North Thailand; International Volunteer Program

Preferred Knowledge and Background: Project R&D Center; education; youth development, international development; community management

Cost: Students are responsible for flights, potential visa fees, and living expenses. Other independent travel expenses are the responsibility of the student. Students live in hotels($300-$600 per month) nearby or rent a apartment( about $250 per month).  Lingshan provides free lunch for all the employees including interns and therefore students only need to take care breakfast about $30 per month) and dinner ($105 per month).

 Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month. 

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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