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China

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It is one of the worlds oldest civilizations, consisting of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. The stalemate of the last Chinese Civil War has resulted in two political entities using the name China: the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), administering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau; and the Republic of China (ROC), administering Taiwan and its surrounding islands. See Political status of Taiwan.

  • Capital: Beijing
  • Currency: Renminbi (Yuan)
  • Religions: Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism
  • Languages: Chinese, Hangeul, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uighur, Zhuang

Organisations

Travellers Worldwide - member since 2000

Travellers Worldwide - member since 2000

Established in 1994 Travellers is a founder member of the Year Out Group with 15 years experience and a knack for developing exceptional projects with imagination! We know this once in a lifetime opportunity has to be perfect...
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Oyster Worldwide - member since 2006

Oyster Worldwide - member since 2006

Oyster is a well regarded Gap year organisation specialising in challenging voluntary projects and paid work abroad.  Oyster prides itself on its personal approach getting to know every participant before departure...
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Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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Projects Abroad - member since 2000

Projects Abroad - member since 2000

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible - you can even volunteer abroad for as little as 2 weeks. With over 600 staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas...
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Africa & Asia Venture (AV) - member since 2000

Africa & Asia Venture (AV) - member since 2000

Would you like to travel with a group of people your own age, exploring countries across Africa and Asia?You’ll have awe-inspiring adventures – think white-water rafting down the Nile and spotting the Big Five on safari – but it’ll be so much more than a whistle-stop tour...
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Pacific Discovery - member since 2013

Pacific Discovery - member since 2013

Pacific Discovery offers inspiring gap year, experiential and educational travel programs to the most amazing places on earth. Our award-winning programs blend meaningful and challenging experiential travel, cultural immersion, personal and leadership development, outdoors and wilderness exploration, volunteer and community service projects, ethical travel and sustainability focus...
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Twin Work and Volunteer - member since 2011

Twin Work and Volunteer - member since 2011

Twin Work & Volunteer (formerly known as WAVA) believe in creating personal travel experiences which leave long-lasting, positive effects. Operating since 2006, we are proud to provide a range of programmes all around the world, which have been designed for people of all backgrounds and ages...
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Project Trust - member since 2000

Project Trust - member since 2000

Project Trust offers school leavers a challenging year of discovery in Africa, Asia or the Americas. Through living and working overseas for a year, our volunteers gain new perspectives on the world and themselves...
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Lattitude Global Volunteering - member 2000

Lattitude Global Volunteering - member 2000

Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity that provides overseas volunteering placements for 17-25 year olds in 14 countries. Our 3-12 month placements include Teaching, Medical, Outdoor Sports, Social work, Community Development Work & Environmental Conservation...
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