- Applicants should be at least 18 years old.
- Applicants should be in a healthy physical condition.
- Applicants should have an open mind in regards to people, ways of life ,and traditions of different from your own .
- Applicants should be interested, willing, and ready to actively engage in all aspects of the Jinhua Homestay activities.
- Applicants should be fluent in both spoken and written English; Chinese language skills are not required.
! Photos and videos will be taken of participants during the project activities. Applicants must agree to any such material being used, if required, to further the aims of the project.
! Applicants are requested to bring a crystal/crystal glass or crystal/crystal glass-related cultural item. If the item costs over 30 USD, the Jinhua Homestay project will reimburse the excess, but the participants should contact the project team in advance.
1. Publicity Group (5-8 participants)
Group aim: Help Songxi Village and Pujiang County increase international popularity and become a top-rated tourist attraction. Before coming to China, participants should do a research on the most popular websites, magazines, and other media (popular both among people who have never been to China and those who have visited China before). Make a list of such media and organizations and contact them to explore the possibilities for the future cooperation. During the project, after all the experiences and further learning, participants will be requested to write articles about Songxi Village, Pujiang County, or the Homestay Project, and publish them in the media and top listed websites mentioned above.
Participants we hope to invite: Students majoring in related fields such as news, literature or photography. Professionals already working in those fields would also be especially welcome, as would internet celebrities.
Group aim: Crystal, padlocks, quilted textiles, and agricultural products are four traditional industries of Pujiang County, occupying 70% of all sales in the local product market. For marketing products mentioned above within domestic or global markets, participants will be requested to do a market research and conduct a targeted marketing. They will cooperate with local university students to design an entrepreneurship program, and engage in cross-border E-commerce experiments and practice. It’s not only a group task, but may also be a golden opportunity!
Participants we hope to invite: Students majoring in related fields such as E-commerce or international trade. Professionals already working in those fields would also be especially welcome.3. Products Design Group (5-8 participants)
Group aim: Crystal/crystal glass is the leading industry of Pujiang County. Pujiang is hoping to make further development in concept design and product innovation through the 7th session of the Homestay Project. The project team can provide tools and raw materials for participants to make creative crystal/crystal glass product projects on-site. Just tell the project team in advance about the materials you need and briefly describe your creative project.
Participants we hope to invite: Students majoring in related fields such as art, design, crystal/crystal glass design, manufacturing, and innovation. Professionals already working in those fields would also be especially welcome.4. Painting Group (5-8 participants)
Group aim: Present the history and stories of Songxi Village in painting, writing or other creative projects on the village walls, or in cartoons.
Participants we hope to invite: Students or groups majoring in related fields such as art or cartoon animation. Professionals already working in those fields would also be especially welcome.5. Landscape Design Group (15 participants)
Group aim: There are two streams in Songxi Village – Ming Stream and Hidden Stream (an ordinary stream and a drainage system, connected by an underground channel). Participants will be invited to design and put into practice a water-related environmental adventure program, and build a crystal ball at the village gate that will combine pictures of the participants and the Homestay Project elements.Participants we hope to invite: Students majoring in related fields such as design, art, geography or architecture. Professionals already working in those fields would also be especially welcome.