The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is an activity designed for American high school students to travel to China so they can immerse themselves into the Chinese way of life. By traveling to China, the camp aims to enhance their understanding of Chinese culture, and stimulate their interest in Chinese learning.
2012 Summer Camp
The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This exciting 2-week summer camp for high school students offers high school students a unique chance to experience China on a personal level. Campers will have intensive but fun language study as well as a wide range of culture related classes, such as Chinese martial arts, calligraphy, brush painting, paper-cutting, and Chinese music & arts appreciation workshops. Camps will also visit cultural landmarks, historical sites, and museums in Beijing and out of Beijing.
The camp will be held from 15 July to 29 July, 2012.
The participants will visit Beijing and one of the following provinces - Jilin, Henan, ShanXi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, GuangXi, and Fujian. As we learn about which province our delegation will be going to, we will post the information here.
Cost: Approximately $2500 (flights, visa fee and health insurance). Other costs will be paid for by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters.
The deadline to submit the application for students is April 15, 2012.
To download the summer camp application for STUDENTS please click here.
Please submit your application to Emma Laheus at Confucius Institute, 815 Olive St, St Louis, MO 63101. For more information please contact Emma at email@example.com.
"From the moment we arrived at the Beijing international airport to the moment we left, we couldn't have felt more welcomed! Our teachers, guides and coordinators made us feel so welcomed and were thrilled to show us their cities"
- Emma Napoleon
"It was wonderful being able to see China from a basic student perspective. Living on our own without the guidance of our parent's nurturing ways has brought the independence we all need in becoming a success in life. It also gave us that push into life's reality from our confined teenage mentality."
- Andrew Zheng
"I know that I speak for all who went when I say that this trip has opened our eyes greatly and given us an experience that we can never forget. This was definitely the best trip of my life."
- Morgan Jasperson