Stanford Rural Education Action Program (REAP)

About Stanford Rural Education Action Program (REAP)

The Rural Education Action Program (REAP) is a Stanford University research organization dedicated to discovering the causes of poverty in rural China, and creating simple, yet effective solutions. Comprised of a mix of economists, education and health experts, REAP performs rigorous scientific research on China’s most pressing human capital problems, and partners with various government, private and industry groups to scale up effective solutions. To date, REAP’s education and nutrition programs have impacted millions of students across rural China. For more information, visit and follow @StanfordREAP.


REAP Summer Research Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Chengdu, Sichuan
“It was research that I was actually interested in and my first time doing public health research. The team in China was amazing and doing a lot of cool stuff, and I was always checking in with my contact at Stanford. REAP is really just a big family and I definitely felt like a part of it. Being in China was also an amazing experience, it was my first time living there alone, so I learned a lot about the culture as well as how to be independent.”
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