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Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship

The Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship is a 5½-month program that brings undergraduate and graduate students from China to the United States for a significant intercultural service-learning experience. The program involves complete immersion in U.S. society: fellows live with homestay families and work with nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. Additionally, fellows attend weekly seminars, leadership training, cultural events, educational excursions, field trips, and other campus-community events. Through these activities, fellows gain first-hand understanding of social issues in the Bay Area and the larger United States, and participate in advocating for disadvantaged communities through public service.

Chan Fellows 2023-2024


The Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship program is funded by the Lingnan Foundation.

Important Dates

Community partners interested in hosting a Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellow from mid-August through early-December, please contact the program manager.

Please note: The Lingnan Foundation recruits for the Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellows in China. The Public Service Center does not engage in recruitment or selection of the fellows.

2024-2025 Graduate Student Facilitator

Learn more here!

2024-2025 Graduate Student Facilitator Application

Deadline: April 15, 2024


Community Partners

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 

Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) delivers a wide range of services to schools and other community settings throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Services include expanded learning programs, behavioral and mental health services, healthy communities, national service, and youth workforce and re-entry.

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation is a non-profit community development organization with over 48 years of experience in building healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods in Oakland and East Bay. 

East Bay Consortium’s mission is to increase the number of students finishing high school and enrolling in postsecondary institutions through intensive educational enrichment to promote success in secondary school and in college. 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Rosa Enriquez, Program Manager for Immersive Service

Chan Fellows 2022-2023 Final Reception