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The High School Summer Program provides two weeks of Chinese language and cultural training in China each summer.  The Program is open to high school students in 9-12 grade, aging 14-18. Selected students need only pay for their airfare and visas; Hanban (the Office of Chinese Language Council International) provides all in-country expenses, including room, board, transportation, language instruction, cultural activities, and sightseeing tours. The program usually takes place during the month of July.

The Confucius Institute at IUPUI recruits applicants and also helps choose chaperons (1 per 9 students) but neither IUPUI nor the IUPUI Confucius Institute is an official sponsor of the program.

The program aims to reach students who are interested in China but who have had little or no exposure to China or the Chinese language.

July 15-29, 2012
Arrangement of Activities
During the program, students will study Chinese language and culture (Paper-cut, calligraphy, brush painting, tea ceremony, martial arts, and etc.) in traditional classrooms, and participate in various cultural activities.
Program Cost
Students and chaperons are required to undertake the costs on round-trip air tickets, international travel insurance and visa fees. Hanban will be taking care of the China costs on room and board, transportation, activities and sightseeing for students and chaperons.
Group Assignment
Beijing , Jilin , Henan , ShanXi , Jiangsu , Zhejiang , GuangXi, or  Fujian
General Itinerary in China
Students are required to meet the following qualities
American Citizen
9-12 grade, 14-18 years old (graduating 12th grade or entering 9th grade are acceptable)
No more than 3 years of Chinese learning experience
Good academic performance and high moral integrity
Good health and able to adapt to different environments
Chaperones are required to meet the following qualities
K-12 teaching experiences, Chinese teachers preferred.
A wealth of student management experience.
Love teaching; being responsible and compatible.
Outstanding communication skills and adaptive capacity.
Physical capability of international traveling.
and fulfill following duties:
Help Confucius Institute with pre-departure training.
Accompany students attend all courses and other activities.
Coordinate with Hanban and host schools to supervise the life and security of students, taking primary management responsibilities.
Concern about students; help students physically and psychologically adapt to the new environment. Provide guidance to student behavior.
In case of emergency, such as student illness or loss of passport, keep close contact with Confucius Institute, Hanban, and host school staffs, as well as accompany the students for medical treatment and so on.
After summer camp, collect the feedback towards the program from attended students. Submit to Hanban a summary report and recommendations of improvement.

DEADLINE – April 13th, 2012

APPLICATION – Deadline Past

Please fax (317-278-7919), email ( or mail (425 University Blvd, CA 129, Indianapolis, IN 46202) application forms to Noah