Confucius Institute

2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

2015 chinese bridge

2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp 

Applicant List form (for students and chaperons): goo.gl/forms/gaqyT7cExI
Chaperon Application Form:  Application Form for 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Chaperons.doc
Student Application Form:  Application Form for 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Students.doc

 

PROGRAM  INTRODUCTION

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students is an annual Chinese language and culture camp experience sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in cooperation with Confucius Institutes in the U.S.. The program aims to enhance Sino-U.S. youth exchanges and to deepen high school students’ understanding of and personal experience with Chinese language and culture.

It provides students with Chinese language classes, culture classes (such as paper cutting, calligraphy, ink and brush painting, tea ceremonies, and martial arts), and rich cultural experiences (getting together with Chinese students, home-stay experiences, sightseeing, etc.).

All programs are developed by schools and provincial Departments of Education and are first-rate.

 

ITINERARY IN CHINA (BEIJING TIME)

July 16, 2015, arrive in Beijing and check in.
July 17, cultural activities in Beijing
July 18-July 27, travel to different provinces/cities in groups; take Chinese language and culture classes, communicate with Chinese students and their families
July 28-July 30, travel back to Beijing, and take part in cultural activities
July 31, travel to and arrive in the U.S.

Activity themes and associated provinces/cities

A. Discover China-Chinese History, Shandong and Zhejiang
B. Discover China-Chinese Ethnic Minorities, Jilin and Guangxi
C. Discover China- Folk Arts, Beijing, Heilongjiang and Jiangsu
D. Discover China- Chinese Kung Fu, Henan
(Students will go to one of the above provinces/cities. Itineraries will be decided and arranged by Hanban according to the regulations of the program. The locations will be announced by Hanban in late June, 2015.)

 

APPLICANT  CRITERIA

Students:

  1. American citizens
  2. High school students ages 14 to 18; grades 9 to 12
  3. Non-Chinese heritage speakers who have studied Chinese no more than 3 years
  4. Significant interest in Chinese language and culture
  5. Healthy enough for international travel
  6. Willing to participate in all summer camp activities and comply with requirements
  7. Holding a current US passport with at least 2 empty pages with an expiration date on or after Feb. 1, 2016, or those able to obtain a U.S. passport before May 1, 2015.

Chaperons:

  1. Respect and understand Chinese culture
  2. Good at communication and adaptable to new environments
  3. Have K-12 teaching experience
  4. Highly experienced in student management
  5. Healthy enough for international travel
  6. Under 50 years old
  7. Holding a current US passport with at least 2 empty pages with an expiration date on or after Feb. 1, 2016, or those able to obtain a U.S. passport before May 1, 2015.

Chaperons also need to perform the following duties:

  1. Assist Confucius Institutes/Classrooms in pre-departure training of students
  2. Participate in all summer camp activities with students and comply with all requirements
  3. Take primary responsibility for the safety of students during summer camp
  4. Help students adapt the environment and provide guidance to them
  5. Accompany students in emergency situations and provide help in contacting their families
  6. Collect students’ feedbacks and hand in reports to Confucius Institutes/Classrooms

PROGRAM FEES

Costs Paid by Attendees:

  1. Application fee: a non-refundable registration fee of $200.00.
  2. A round-trip air ticket (approximately $1500-2000). All students will travel together, and tickets will be arranged by the agent that works with Confucius Institute. Students are responsible for payment only, not booking tickets.
  3. Visa to China (approximately $140-180). The Confucius Institute will work with the agent to obtain visas for applicants. Students are responsible for payment only.
  4. International Travel Insurance. If international travel is not covered by their  medical insurance carrier, applicants need to buy International Travel Insurance on their own.
  5. Students need their own personal spending money for shopping and other personal expenses.

Note:
The detailed estimated costs for 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp will be sent to applicants and their parents/guardians by email after they are accepted to the program. (Costs will be estimates only; final charges will be based on actual cost.)

Costs Covered by Hanban:

  1. Room and board
  2. Group meals
  3. Transportation within China
  4. All camp-related activities
  5. Sightseeing

PROCEDURES & DEADLINES

Registration Deadline: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Students

  1. Fill in the Applicant List form online goo.gl/forms/gaqyT7cExI
  2. Type the  Application Form for 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Students.doc, print and sign it

  3. Registration fee of $200.00 (check/money order should be made payable to the CSU Foundation with “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp” in the memo field.)

  4. Recommendation letter (all the applicants need a recommendation letter from their Chinese teachers; if they have not previously studied Chinese, a letter from another appropriate teacher at their schools)

Chaperons

  1. Fill in the Applicant List form online goo.gl/forms/gaqyT7cExI
  2. Send the  Application Form for 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Chaperons.doc and personal resume to y.xie17@csuohio.edu

Note:

  1. All application materials and checks can be delivered in person or mailed to:
    Yuling Xie, Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University, Rhodes Tower 1214A, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
  2. Registration will NOT be considered complete until all forms and fees are submitted before Saturday, March 7, 2015.
  3. Checks for all fees should be made payable to the CSU Foundation with “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp” noted in the memo field.
  4. The Confucius Institute at CSU will send invitations to students in April if they are accepted into the program.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Yuling Xie, Chinese Program Manager
Email: y.xie17@csuohio.edu
Phone: 216-523-7142
Confucius Institute, Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower 1214A
Cleveland, OH 44115

References

For information about Chinese Bridge Summer Camp, please click:
HANBAN: bridge.chinese.cn/article/2014-09/15/content_551296.htm

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University:
http://www.csuohio.edu/confucius/chinese-bridge-summer-camp-report-2014
http://www.csuohio.edu/confucius/report-chinese-bridge-summer-camp-2013

Hanban Holds the Power of Final Interpretation of Camp Regulations and Activities