Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students (Annual Program)

Chinese Bridge Summer CampThe Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University is proud to offer the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School students.

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.

 

Schedule

  • Year
    Dates
  • 2017
    June 1 - 13
  • 2016
    June 14 - 27
  • 2015
    July 15 - 31
  • 2014
    July 17 - August 1

Apply Now

Students and chaperones can download the necessary forms to participate in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp program below.

Sponsors

The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp program is sponsored by Hanban (Office of Chinese Language Council Internatonal) and the Confucius Institute.

Mission

The mission of the Chinese Bridge program is:

  • To promote communication between the youth of China and the United States.

  • To enhance the understanding of Chinese language and culture.

  • To stimulate U.S. High school students' interest in learning the Chinese Language.

Sample Itinerary

The following is a sample itinerary based on previous Chinese Bridge Summer Camp programs. While there may be variation from year to year, this reflects the typical camp experience.

  • Day
    Event
  • 1
    Arrival in Shanghai, China
  • 4
    Transfer to Yangzhou
  • 11
    Arrival in Beijing
  • 13
    Departure from Beijing

Camp Activities

Activities campers will experience include:

  • 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.

Student Qualifications

Students must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp program:

  • 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
  • Have great interest in Chinese language and culture
  • Must be physically and emotionally capable of international travel.
  • At least 40 hours Chinese Language Learning

Qualifications for Chaperones

Chaperones must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp program:

  • Respect and understand Chinese culture

  • Strong communication skills and adaptable to new environment

  • Experience teaching K-12 teaching students

  • Highly experienced in student management

  • Physically and emotionally capable of international travel.

Cost

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 while in China.

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 15.

Chaperones: please complete the applications and submit the forms and your resume to Confucius Institute before March 15.

Due to limited enrollment, no late applications will be accepted.

A $330 deposit will be needed when submitting an application.

Applicants will be notified of their status by early April.

Support Services

The Confucius Institute will handle the following processes:

  • Registration
  • Program orientation
  • Visa applications
  • Group international airline ticket reservations to ensure seating and lowest possible fares.

Questions

For further information
Please contact Ms. Xiaoxiao Ji
470-578-2644 or Email at xji2@kennesaw.edu

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