Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students is an annual Chinese language and culture experience. Its activities are sponsored by Hanban with the cooperation of Confucius Institute headquarters as well as Confucius Institutes across the 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, and stimulating their passion for learning Chinese.
Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for Secondary School Students provides students with Chinese language and culture classes (such as paper cutting, calligraphy, ink and wash painting, tea ceremony, and martial arts), as well as rich and varied activities. These include getting together with Chinese students, home-stay experiences, and other cultural experiences.
Regular public or private secondary school students must meet the following criteria:
Accompanying teachers must meet the following criteria:
Students must pay for their own international airfare and visa and must buy international medical insurance. Hanban is responsible for covering the costs of students and accompanying teachers’ food and lodging, transportation, and group activities while in China.