Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students (Annual Program)
**CIKSU is no longer facilitating the summer camp program due to the new policy for minors of KSU from 2017.
The 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.
2015July 15 - 31
2014July 17 - August 1
Students and chaperones can download the necessary forms to participate in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp program below.
The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp program is sponsored by Hanban (Office of Chinese Language Council Internatonal) and the Confucius Institute.
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.
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.
1Arrival in Beijing, China
2Opening ceremony and related activities in Beijing
3-13Group camps in different provinces/cities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Hunan, Zhejiang, Yunnan or Jilin)
14Closing ceremony and related activities in Beijing
15Departure from Beijing
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.
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 no Chinese learning background and less than three years of Chinese learning
- Have great interest in Chinese language and culture
- Must be physically and emotionally capable of international travel.
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.
Participants (students and chaperones) are responsible for the cost of their own round-trip
airfare, Chinese visas, international travel insurance, and application fee (estimated
Hanban will cover room and board, transportation, activities, and sightseeing expenses while in China.
Student applicants must submit their applications, personal application letters and letters of recommendation from schools and/or teachers to the Confucius Institute before March 12.
Chaperones: please complete the applications and submit the forms and your resume to Confucius Institute before March 12.
Due to limited enrollment, no late applications will be accepted.
A $350 deposit will be needed when submitting an application.
Applicants will be notified of their status by early April.
The Confucius Institute will handle the following processes:
- Program orientation
- Visa applications
- Group international airline ticket reservations to ensure seating and lowest possible fares.
For further information
Please contact Ms. Xiaoxiao Ji
470-578-2644 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org