FAQ

How many applicants are accepted into the program?

We will only be selecting 20 participants for the program.  All those interested are required to submit a formal application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for in-person interviews starting January 2019.

How much does it cost to enroll into DiSCOVER?

The price of the program, which is subsidized by the Mon Sheong Foundation, is $2,500 CAD (subject to change). This includes all workshops/programs and all costs for the trip to China (round-trip airfare, in-land transportation and accommodation, and meals). Please note that this price does not include travel insurance, tips, or China visa.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

There is a strict, no-refund policy for the DiSCOVER program. Once an applicant has been accepted, he or she will have one week to accept or decline, and to make the full payment.

Who can apply to DiSCOVER?

Applicants must:

1. Be between the age of 19 and 30 by April 29, 2019
2. Own a Canadian or Chinese passport, valid until at least February 2020
3. Be of Chinese origin and/or have a strong interest in the Chinese culture
4. Have a passion for volunteering and community involvement
5. Be proficient in English
Note: Mandarin lessons are included in the DiSCOVER 2019 program
6. Be able to travel from mid mid-July to mid early August 2019
7. Be able to attend and participate in at least 75% of events, lessons and workshops leading up to the before and after the trip (e.g. Leadership Retreat in May). Programs will be scheduled on weekends.

When is the application deadline?

Submit your application by February 1, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Where will the classes and workshops be held?

Most classes and events will be held the Mon Sheong Scarborough Community & Volunteer Services Centre located at 2030 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5P4.