The Harvard China Student Service Program (HCSSP) supports students across the University in performing public service in China. Visiting under-developed areas enables these volunteers to contribute—and reflect—on the complexities of Chinese society. The program is open to students from all concentrations (both undergraduate and graduate), and no Chinese language skills are required.
HCSSP is offered in partnership with various Chinese Universities. Harvard and Chinese students are paired together to teach English, conduct poverty alleviation research, and visit local villages. Beginning in summer 2012, the program will feature a collaboration with Tsinghua University's Summer Service Learning Program, including an introduction to Chinese language, culture and history.