"Heart of Asia" Documentary on Ethnic Minority Culture in Kashgar, Xinjiang


"Heart of Asia" Documentary on Ethnic Minority Culture in Kashgar, Xinjiang

ASDAN Global Volunteering Program

Three Authoritative Certificates | ASDAN Academic Workshops

Schedule Dates Grade Location
Summer Jul. 14th - Jul. 19th, 2024 Senior Kashgar
Service Time

ASDAN Global Volunteer Program(Research+Volunteer)

Combine volunteer and research, ASDAN Volunteer Program equips volunteers with research knowledge and method,encourages volunteers to complete research reports on diverse social issues, which contributes to applying for university and making an real influence


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"Heart of Asia" Documentary on Ethnic Minority Culture in Kashgar, Xinjiang

Xinjiang, the meeting place of Chinese and Western civilizations, the artery of the ancient Silk Road.

Zhang Qian opened up the road from the Central Plains to the Western Regions, Ban Chao incorporated the Western Regions into the territory of the Han Dynasty, and Xuanzang's travels to the West facilitated the spread of Buddhist culture in China. Today, Xinjiang not only has a rich historical heritage but also unique ethnic cultures and natural landscapes. Volunteers will document and show the world the beauty of Xinjiang's culture and historical stories by producing documentaries and other means, becoming cultural communicators of the new era.

Program Significance

Public Service Mentorship Team
1. Mentor Portrait: Ancient Silk Road culture research scholars and Western ethnic culture enthusiasts, over 300 hours of folk field research, multiple perspectives to interpret the cultural integration of Xinjiang.
2. Professional Workshops: Thematic workshops such as ASDAN Documentary, Simulated Interviews, Expressions, etc.; Western Kashgar Humanities Workshop, Kirgiz Manas Music Workshop, and Tajik Folk Culture Workshop.
3. Full Guidance: Pre-trip academic training and 1V1 research guidance from the trip leader.
Core Project Highlights
1. Real Contact with the Research Topic: Western Silk Road culture instructors, Western border guardians, local Kyrgyz musicians, Tajik folk artists.
2. Unique Experiences: Explore the ancient city of Kashgar, penetrate the Pamir Plateau, experience the live music of Manas and Tajik folk art, and hike in Moustagh Glacier Park.
3. Diversified Outcomes: ASDAN online report, documentary film on the theme of cultural stories of the Western Regions.

Program Itinerary

Why Us


  • Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
  • The ASDAN Volunteering Certfication is accredited by UCAS
  • Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China,Volunteering Certification issued by official partner organization

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , ASDAN "Volunteer + Research" Program meets the needs of colleges and the society for current and future talents, and cultivates the ability of discovering problems, actively acquiring and applying knowledge, and solving real problems.

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"Volunteering + Research", exclusively designed by ASDAN China, is an academic growth model that combines research-oriented learning and voluntary service. We refer to the authoritative theory of education, admission requirements of universities, 10 years of project experience, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to design our programs. ASDAN "Volunteering + Research" Programs cover four categories: Teach for Rural Areas, Community Support, Wildlife & Environment Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Volunteers will experience rich and unique service scenarios and learn from different topics of research workshops concerning real social problems. We aim to guide volunteers to discover problems, propose solutions and report to the public, improve volunteers' research learning ability, meet the requirements of volunteers' personal growth and further education, and enhance their sense of social responsibility.

When it comes to voluntary services, admission officers of universities think highly of sincerely caring about society and comprehensive qualities and skills, such as proposers of innovative solutions, leaders of public welfare projects, and the continuity and depth of voluntary services. 62.1% of colleges would like to see applicants show a record report reflecting the whole process of volunteering. The world's top universities emphasize community commitment with problem-solving ability. Every high school student needs volunteering service experience that combines public welfare emotion and social problem-solving ability.


Value for University Application

  • Three authoritative certificates
  • Volunteer portfolio
  • Six transferable skills: research-based learning, self-directed learning, teamwork, problem solving, communication and presentation, use of IT resources
  • Research outputs can be further used in EPQ research learning certification to obtain university application UCAS bonus points and more opportunity of world-renowned universities' admissions
  • Visual academic outputs that is bene cial to the local communities
  • An uniqe volunteering portfolio that shows your growth



  • Professional tutor team: cooperate with frontline NGOs/social enterprises and experienced tutors
  • Participation: expose to real social issues and immerse in real volunteering scenes, and enhance the sense of experiencing
  • Realize self-worth: take actions and become an innovator and leader
  • Participate in volunteering service to contribute to the local communities
  • Long-term sustainable influence: take part in SDGs program continuously, and make a long-term sustainable impact!


Academic Outputs


research report: visible outcomes beneficial to real social issues


academic portfolio:an unique academic report records your volunteering services


real volunteering story:volunteering stories highlight your PS

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Qualification and Authoritative Certificates

Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

ASDAN UK Volunteering Short Course

which is accredited by UCAS

Volunteering Certification

issued by partner organization

Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China

Sustainable Influence

Inspire more people with our stories

Sustainable Influence Platform:The ASDAN Volunteer QuarterlyThe ASDAN Volunteer Academic Journal、ASDAN Official WeChat Accounts and other multimedia platforms

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  • • Real stories:inspire more people
  • • Challenging volunteering services:skills learning and methodology
  • • Fruitful experience:various outcomes
  • • Sustainable Influence:participate continuously

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