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High School Study Abroad

 2018 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for Indiana High School Students

The program will be held in China from 8th June to 23rd June, 2018. The high school students from Indiana are welcome to participate in the summer camp (student-chaperon ratio is about 10:1 with no more than 20 students accepted). This program is neither an Indiana University nor an IUPUI program; rather, the program is sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, otherwise known as Han Ban and coordinated by Confucius Classroom at Brownsburg School District. The coordinators are Mrs. Min Wang of Brownsburg High School and Mr. Noah Buonanno of Confucius Institute in Indianapolis.

The Program Introduction

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students is an annual Chinese language and culture experiencing activity sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) with the cooperation of the Confucius Institutes/Classroom in U.S. The program aims at enhancing Sino-U.S. youth exchanges, deepening high school students’ understanding of and personal experience with Chinese language and culture. The participant doesn’t require prior Chinese language instruction.

Itinerary in China (Beijing Time):

June 8th, Depart Indianapolis

June 9th, Arrive in Guangzhou, China. The students and chaperon will stay in the International Student Housing units on the campus of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). As a top ten university in China, SYSU has been hosting summer camps for college and high school students around the world for more than 10 years.

June 10th-June 19th, Take language and cultural classes at Sun Yat-sen University and visit nearby cultural sites

June 19th-June 22nd, Travel to Beijing (by train) and visit various cultural sites such as Great Wall and Forbidden city etc.

June 23rd, Return from Beijing to Indianapolis

Program Fee

The headquarters will be responsible for the cost in China including food, accommodation and group activities. Students and chaperons will be responsible for international travel/flight fees, international insurance, visa application fees and so on.

All students and chaperons should meet the following criteria:

Students:

1)American citizen (has U.S. passport);

2)High school students; Age between 14 and 18; grades from 9 to 12;

3)Have great interests in Chinese language and culture; no requirement on Chinese language background

4)Healthy enough for international travel;

5)Have willing to participate in all summer camp activities and comply with requirements.

6) Either have a valid passport or have already applied or in the process of renewing one.  We require you apply as early as you can as this might cause a delay.

Chaperons:

1)Respect and understand Chinese culture;

2)Good at communication and adaptable to new environments;

3)With K-12 teaching, chaperone or administrative experiences;

4)Highly experienced in student management;

5)Healthy enough for international travel;

6) Either have a valid passport or have already applied or in the process of renewing one.  We require you apply as early as you can as this might cause a delay.

Chaperons also need to perform the following duties:

1) Assist Confucius Institutes/Classrooms in pre-departure for students;

2)Participate in all summer camp activities with students and comply with requirements;

3)Take the primary responsibilities for the safety of students during summer camp;

4)Help students adapt the environment and provide guidance for them;

5)Accompany students in emergency situation and provide help to contact their families;

6)Collect students’ feedbacks and hand in reports to Confucius Institutes/Classrooms.

Application and Selection

1) Students should submit the student application form with the personal application letter, school or teacher recommendation letter. Chaperon should submit the chaperon application and resume to the Confucius Institute/Classroom. You may send in your application separately from the recommendation letter.

2) The Confucius Institute/Classroom will administer the preliminary selection according to the submitted documents, review and confirm qualified candidates.

3) The Confucius Institute/Classroom will notify the students/chaperones of the selection results. Confucius Institute/ Classroom should sign acknowledgment with campers/chaperons.

Application deadline: 5 PM, April 20th (Friday), 2018.  – No more than 20 students will be accepted so please complete registration ASAP as we are on a first come first serve basis.  Please also send proof of passport or that you have already applied.

 Costs

Passport: $135; additional $60 if it needs to be expedited

Passport Photos: $15 (FedEx); one for passport and one for visa

Visa: $140 for regular service (4 business days); or $160 Express Service (2-3 business days); additional costs if using an external visa service.

Health Insurance: Varies from each person’s health plans. Check with your insurance company as international health insurance is sometimes included in your plan.

International Flight (Arrive in Guangzhou on June 9th and Depart Beijing on June 23rd): ~$1500 (based on last year)

Costs will vary depending on individual expenditures

 Other

Confucius Institutes/Classrooms will start recruitment from today and collect application forms, recommendations and CVs. We will send invitations to students if they are verified. Once invitation letters has been received, the student’s will be responsible for securing their own visa’s and flight tickets. The Confucius Institute will help assist on how to apply for the visa as well as making reservation of international flight so the campers will travel together. Our Institute does not conduct any pre-departure orientations, but we will be able to provide you with a FAQ sheet and travel tips closer to the bridge date.

Contact

Name: Noah C. Buonanno

Phone:317-278-7900

Fax:317-278-7919

E-mail:ciindy@iupui.edu

Website: http://www.iupui.edu/~china/studyabroad/high-school-students/

Address:Confucius Institute in Indianapolis at IUPUI, 425 University Boulevard, Cavanaugh Hall, Suite 129, Indianapolis, IN, 46202

Student Application

Chaperon Application

FAQs

Flyer

Announcement

2017 (Last Year) Handbook

2017 (Last Year) China Trip Program Schedule

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