College of Professional & International Education
  • Introduction
    The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for secondary and high school students is an annual Chinese language and culture experience program sponsored by Hanban with the cooperation of the Confucius Institute at CSULB. The program aims at enhancing Sino-U.S. youth exchanges, deepening middle school students’ understanding of and personal experience with Chinese language and culture, while stimulating their passion for learning Chinese.

    The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is a program for middle school students to enjoy themselves with Chinese language and culture activities during a two-week summer vacation in China, hosted by the Confucius Institute at CSULB. The program will provide students with Chinese language and culture classes, as well as sightseeing experiences in historical cities in China. Students will enjoy rich and varied activities, including eating traditional Chinese food, meeting Chinese students, experiencing home stays with local families, and more. The Confucius Institute at CSULB has hosted two groups of high school students in China in 2017 and 2018, visiting the cities of Beijing, Xian, Chengde, and Qinhuangdao, traveling by the country’s famous High Speed Rail line. Previous Chinese Bridge Summer Camp students were left with deep impressions of both the traditional and modern aspects of China, from its bustling urban centers to its natural beauty. The Confucius Institute at CSULB welcomes more young people to join this program and visit China in 2019.

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    Application Requirements
    Regular public or private secondary school students must meet the following criteria:
    1. Must be a citizen of his or her country of residence.
    2. Must possess a basic level of Chinese language skills.
    3. Must be between the ages of 14 and 18.
    4. Must be healthy and able to travel internationally.
    Hanban is responsible for covering the costs of students’ food and lodging, transportation, and group activities while in China. Students only need to pay for their own international airfare and visa, and are also required to buy international medical insurance. 


    To learn more, please call: (562)-985-1062 or (562)-985-1048.