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2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students
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The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is designed to promote communication between Chinese and American young people, deepen the understanding of Chinese language & culture among U.S. high school students and stimulate their enthusiasm for learning Chinese.
This two-week program is structured to enhance understanding between American and Chinese high school students. Through a combination of classroom study and excursions, students will have a unique opportunity to expand their language skills while experiencing China's rich culture, tradition, and history.
Dates: July 17 - August 1, 2015 (Specific agendas will be updated as information becomes available.)
Interested in learning more: complete this inquiry form
Arrival and Departure City
Beijing, Tianjin, Henan, Shandong, Hunan, Zhejiang, Yunnan, and Jilin Province. All participants will be divided into several delegation groups. Each group will visit Beijing and one of the provinces above, which will be decided and arranged by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban – Confucius Institute Headquarters) according to the regulations of the program.
Participants are responsible for the cost of a round-trip air ticket, international travel insurance and visa, d application fees and souvenirs. Hanban will provide a scholarship covering the costs in China for accommodation, transportation and activities for students and chaperons while in China. (Medical insurance fee is not included.)
During the program, students will study Chinese language and culture (paper cutting, calligraphy, brush painting, tea ceremony, martial arts, etc.), participate in various sports and cultural activities (informal basketball matches, international student get-togethers, host family experiences, etc.); and visit points of interest and sites of natural beauty in China. Click here for a list of planned camp activities.
Student Eligibility Requirements
Student applicants must be currently enrolled in accredited public / private high schools meeting the following criteria:
- U.S. citizenship
- Ages 14 to 18, enrolled in grades 9-12 or including 12 graders who will graduate this summer and 8 graders who will enter high school after this summer)
- Excellent academic record and strong interest in Chinese language and culture
- Physically capable of international travel
- Some knowledge of the Chinese language is preferred; however a beginning Chinese tutorial course will be available for those with little or no experience.
How to Apply:
Students: Print out and complete the application form here and include a personal statement (personal application letter), and a recommendation letter from schools or teachers
Student Application Chinese Bridge Camp (Please contact UTCI for more information.)
Chaperons: Print out and complete the application form and include your resume or CV.
Chaperon Application Chinese Bridge Camp (Please contact UTCI for more information.)
Learn more about being a chaperon here.
Submit application materials by April 20, 2015:
The University of Toledo
2801 W Bancroft St. MS 125
Toledo, OH 43606
Application and Selection Procedure
The UTCI will review the applications and forward the names of applicants to the Confucius Institute Headquarters for admission into the program. Hanban will inform Confucius Institute with the final selection results. Confucius Institute will then sign Disclaimer Agreement and codes of conduct with selected students and their parents.