Chinese Bridge Program for U.S. Educators

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The Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University is pleased to announce the 2019 Chinese Bridge for U.S. Educators in China, a professional development program designed for the state and school district administrators; and principals who have already established the Chinese program at their schools, or those who are planning to offer Chinese programs.

This program will enhance their understanding of the Chinese educational system and best practices in teaching and learning, promote international cooperation and advance the development of Chinese language and culture education in the U.S.

Eligibility

K-12 district administrators, school leaders, and other education decision-makers actively seeking to develop new/expanded Chinese programs. Selected participants are expected to be actively involved in, and able to speak about, their institution's efforts to build or expand a Chinese language and culture program.

Multiple applicants from the same institution will be considered but each applicant is required to submit an individual application. All applications are subject to individual review and approval and compliance with applicable laws.

Participants must have not visited China as part of a similar program organized by Confucius Institute Headquarters in the past three years. A delegation should have no less than 10 members; the Confucius Institute will send a person to accompany with the group.

Schedule
Tentative delegation dates: June 1th to 14th, 2019


**Educators can download the necessary forms to participate in the Chinese Bridge program below.

Educator Application


Sponsors and Host


The Chinese Bridge program is sponsored by Hanban and the Confucius Institute. Yangzhou University, the Chinese partner institution for the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University, will host the delegation in China.

Benefits

 
As the highlights of the program, the delegates will have opportunities to:

  • Visit Chinese K-12 schools, meet with Chinese educators, observe classes and interact with students
  • Establish meaningful partnerships with Chinese education institutions and network with U.S. colleagues
  • Attend presentations on best practices and gather resources to build and support Chinese language and culture programs
  • Experience China firsthand and marvel at the rich traditional culture set against stunning modern development

Cost


Participants are responsible for the following costs:

  • Registration fee ($100)
  • International airfare
  • Chinese tourist visa fee

The following costs are covered by the program. Travel costs in China, including hotel accommodations (double occupancy, four star or better), group meals, tour guides and admission.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Contact

For further information, please contact

Ken Jin

Executive Director of Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University 

Phone: (470)-578-6048

Email: kjin@kennesaw.edu

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