Inspiring Futures Shanghai Jiatong Programme

Empower children with the award-winning, holistic education programme from Future Foundations

Basic Information

You will be based at different locations for each camp:

  • Camp 1: Shanghai
  • Camp 2: TBC
  • Camp 3: TBC
  • Camp 4: TBC
  • Camp 5: Shanghai

Training and return transfers will be provided to/from Shanghai

Group 1:

  • 30th June – Arrive to Shanghai
  • 1st – 3rd July – Training
  • 4th – 10th July – Camp 1
  • 11th – 13th July – FREE TIME
  • 14th – 20th July – Camp 2
  • 21st – 23rd July – FREE TIME
  • 24th – 30th July – Camp 3
  • 31st July – Airport Transfers

Group 2:

  • 1st – Arrival to Shanghai
  • 2nd – 3rd August – Training
  • 4th – 10th August – Camp 4
  • 11th – 13th August – FREE TIME
  • 14th – 20th August – Camp 5
  • 21st August – Airport Transfers


Currently these locations are not fully confirmed – this is the framework for the programme only which should serve as a guideline. During ‘FREE TIME’ there will be some cultural visits organised also on some days. 

As usual, you will get the following FREE of charge:

  • Accommodation for all programmed camps, as well as during scheduled free time
  • Three meals a day
  • Organised local travel
  • Mandarin lessons
  • Future Foundations training before the programme starts

July 2019

You will be provided with a pre-departure handbook that contains everything you need to prepare for your adventure in China. The program is a holistic education program which will cover a range of subject matters and employ a variety of educational techniques, such as etiquette training, team building exercises, coaching & counselling practice. LOVVOL ambassadors will also have opportunity to engage in cultural exchange opportunities in addition to the program.

On arrival to China we will provide training from Future Foundations on the content and delivery of the course, before the first camp begins. Ambassadors should look to arrive from 30th June/1st Aug (group dependent) to accommodate for this training. (date tbc)

After confirming your place on the programme and successfully applying for your visa, book your flights and insurance well ahead of time to take advantage of deals on offer, after confirmation of exact programme details from Lovvol.

We will assist you with the process to apply for your visa.


  • Coaching certificate from Future Foundations and Lovvol
  • Immersive experience working with Chinese staff and students
  • Cultural excursions to different cities and historical places
  • Mandarin lessons
  • Free time to explore the city

Future Foundations Certification

Successfully complete the programme, and you can claim your Future Foundations Certificate – an award-winning education programme

Excellent Accommodation

You will stay in hotel accommodation close to the school or on campus dormitory accommodation. Generally it is twin rooms, or four- six bedroom dormitories and you will be placed with other volunteers.

Empowering Yourself and Others

You will be training children aged 8-10 and 13-15 with holistic education programmes using a wide range of tested and proved techniques, whilst allowing yourself a fantastic opportunity to develop your own leadership skills

Exploring Shanghai

The most populous city in China, Shanghai has a rich mix of history, culture and modernity to offer.  Enjoy the abundance of the bund/ Huang Pu river and delicious Shanghai cuisine.

It was a pleasure at the end of the camp to see the kids produce something and show it to the whole camp. That was when you could really see what they had learnt over the course of the camp, but also the skills and confidence that they had developed to be able to do that. I also really enjoyed the sessions led by the kids, where they taught us about Chinese culture. It was really interesting to find out more about Chinese culture, but it also highlighted how the trip was about cultural exchange, and that even though the counsellors and the children had been brought up in such different communities, we were both able to come together and learn from each other as well as have fun.

The best thing about the experience was the opportunity to actually engage and work in a society and country that is completely different from my own. I am always keen to discover new places and new cultures, but the best way to do that isn’t just to visit a new place, but to actually work there locally. Only that way can you really engage with local people there, and experience how society operates there.

Dov Boonin

Programme Participant 2017 - Oxford University

As camp counselors, we were responsible for the delivery of the future foundations content to the children attending the camp.  All camps varied in ages, from 5-year olds to 15-year olds. Every morning we would take it in turns to teach all the children a dance; for example the Macarena, Cha-Cha slide and the Hokey-Cokey. We delivered so many activities ranging from Easter egg hunts to etiquette lessons and mindfulness. We also taught them lots of English games such as ‘splat’, ‘wink wink murder’ and ‘heads down thumps up’ which they loved. Singing was also a huge part, Twinkle Twinkle little star and Heads down thumps up were favourites!

All of the Chinese staff were so helpful, welcoming and friendly. They taught us Mandarin and gave us a list of places to visit in Shanghai. The cultural excursions were really interesting, because it enabled us to see even more of China. We were able to visit a Temple, a calligraphy museum and go on boat trip around a wetland where dragon boat races are held. All of these things I wouldn’t have been able to do if I had gone to China independently.

Emily Hole

Programme Participant 2017 - Durham University

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