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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

Chan Fellows

Chan Fellows 2019 and Internship Supervisors

Chan Fellows 2019 and Internship Supervisors


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.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Cassy Huang, Program Manager

Chan Fellows 2019 and Lingnan Alumni

Chan Fellows 2019 and Lingnan Alumni

Chen Chen“I will bring what I believe is the best part of the Bay Area back to China with me — that is the beauty and the power of people. I have witnessed how people in the Bay fought for everything they believe is important to their community. That is exactly what we need now in China. To have more and more people voice out loud about the rights they should have and also the things that they believe will make our country great!”

CHEN CHEN, Class of 2018, Business Administration
Hometown: Hong Kong