21st Century talked to four young people who are taking part in one of these four activities. See if their experiences make you want to follow in their footsteps.
义务教师 Volunteer teacher
陈桦欣（音译），19岁。 Chen Huaxin, 19,
北京师范大学 Beijing Normal University
目的地：贵州省大方镇油杉村 Destination: Youshan Village, Dafang Town, Guizhou
预算：1000元 Budget: 1,000 yuan
徐本禹，贵州的一名志愿者教师，曾被评为“感动中国人物”之一。是他激发我想去边远山区支教的想法。 Xu Benyu, a volunteer teacher in Guizhou who was honored as one of the “People Who Moved China”, inspired me to become a volunteer teacher in a rural area.
去年春天，我在校园网上看到了支教计划，之后便申请了一个名额。由于想为支教做好准备，我曾到北京几所小学去听课。我借了一些课本，还给自己的学生准备了文具、糖果等作为礼物。我甚至还下载了一些视频想拿给学生们看。 I found a program advertised on my university website and applied for a position this past spring. In order to prepare for my post, I attended several primary school classes in Beijing. I also borrowed textbooks and have prepared gifts for my students, including stationery and candy. I even downloaded some videos that I will show my students.
I cannot wait to start my journey next week. I know it will definitely be a special experience.