The China Teachers Program (CTP) is a nonprofit outreach program of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University. Its purpose is to provide seasoned U.S. teachers to Chinese universities.
Since the program’s inception in 1989, over 1,500 teachers have taught tens of thousands of students at major universities in China. CTP teachers are retired educators and professionals who bring the wisdom and experience of their successful careers to their classes. Their conscientious service benefits Chinese students, host universities, BYU, and the teachers themselves.
- To provide instruction in English and selected content areas to affiliated Chinese universities for the enrichment of Chinese university students,
- To build academic and cultural ties between BYU, the Kennedy Center, and Chinese universities, in order to promote mutual understanding and trust,
- To provide an opportunity for CTP teachers to absorb the ancient and modern culture of China, to enable them to develop friendship and respect for their Chinese students and the People’s Republic of China
- To provide Chinese students with an intimate and extended exposure to American teachers to increase their awareness of America.
The China Teachers Program offers a rare combination of opportunities for participants to teach Chinese university students, experience a year living in China, absorb the ancient and modern culture of Asia, and contribute to building a relationship of trust for Brigham Young University in the People’s Republic of China. In addition to fostering academic and cultural ties for the Kennedy Center and BYU, the program also provides professional international experience for our teachers and important educational services to our affiliated Chinese universities.