Population: 1.37 billion
Area: 9.59 million square kilometers
Major Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese and 297 regional languages
Home to Peninsula headquarters and the place where it all started, China is the world’s most populous nation with a long and storied history. China, the world’s third largest country and its most populous, is a grand mixture of cultures and environments. Its people, comprised of 56 different ethnic groups, come from all walks of life and traditions, creating a mosaic of communities ranging from remote fishing villages to immense urbanized cities. The landscape of the country is no less diverse; with gentle fields and hills, soaring mountains, arid deserts and tropical coastlines, it’s no wonder almost every inch of the country is populated. In a country as vast as China, there are plenty of opportunities for Service Learning; whether it be visiting rural communities, helping with building restoration in an urban center, or participating in environmental assessment and advocacy. No matter what type you are looking for, you are sure to find it here.