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Click Here for the Chaperone Application Form for Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

Click Here for the Student Application Form for the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

 

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students

  • Hanban (Office of Chinese Language Council International)/ Confucius Institute

 

Mission

  • To promote communication between the youth of CHina and the United States.
  • To enhanse the understanding of Chinese language and culture.
  • To stimulate U.S. High school students' interest in learning the Chinese Language.

 

Itinerary (based on 2013)

  • July 17: Arrival in Beijing, China
  • July 18: Opening ceremony and related activities in Beijing
  • July 19-29: Camp in a different province (Beijing, Tianjin, Henan, Shandong, Hunan, Zhejiang, Yunanan or Jilin)
  • July 30-31: Closing ceremony and related activities in Beijing
  • August 1: Departure from Beijing, China

 

Camp Activities

  • Learning programs focusing on Chinese language and culture in classroom settings.
  • Sports and social activities.
  • Field trips to Chinese historical and cultural sites and locations of natural beauty.

 

Qualifications for Students

  • Currently enrolled in grade 9-12 at accredited public or private high school, aged between 14-18 (including students who will graduate from high school before the summer camp and those who will be enroll in grade 9 after the summer camp).
  • US citizens.
  • No Chinese learning background and less than three years of Chinese learning experiences.
  • Have great interest in Chinese language and culture
  • Physically and emotionally capable of international travel.

 

Qualifications for Chaperones

  • Respect and understand Chinese culture
  • Good at communication and adaptable to new environment
  • With K-12 teaching experience
  • Highly experienced in student management
  • Physically and emotionally capable of international travel.

 

Costs

  • Participants (students and chaperones) are responsible for the cost of their own round-trip airfare, Chinese visas,  international travel insurance, and application fee (estimated around $2000)
  • Hanban will cover room and board, transportation, activities, and sightseeing expenses.

 

Application & Deadline

  • Student applicants must submit their applications, personal application letters and letters of recommendation from schools and/or teachers to the Confucius Institute before March 1.
  • Chaperones: please complete the applications and submit the forms and your resume to Confucius Institute before March 12.
  • Due to limited enrollment, no late application will be accepted. $300 deposit will be needed when submitting the application.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status by early April.

 

Support Services from Confucius Institute at KSU

  • Registration.
  • Program orientation.
  • Visa application.
  • Group international airline ticket reservations to insure seating and lowest possible fare.

 

For further information
Please contact Ms. Dongmei Liao
678-797-2646 or Email at DXL5182@kennesaw.edu