For release: April 9, 2010
For press information, contact Xuefei Hu, 901-678-4597
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM), in conjunction with the
Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), will offer the Chinese
Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students in the People’s Republic of China
in July. This is the third year that CIUM has partnered with Hanban to host this program.
The camp is open to students in grades 9 through 12 (ages 14-18). No knowledge of
the Chinese language is necessary.
The application deadline is April 20. Students must complete an application process that includes an essay, interview,
letter of recommendation, and heath information. Students must have a minimum grade
point average of 3.0 to be eligible for the program. Applications may be made online
Students who are selected will be responsible for paying for their international airfare,
international travel insurance, visa, and administrative fees.Expenses in China will
be paid by the program; these include local transportation, sightseeing, accommodations,
The two-week program is structured to enhance communication between American and Chinese
high school students. Through a combination of classroom study and excursions, participants
will improve their language skills while experiencing China’s culture, history, and
The Confucius Institute is a non-profit, public institute with the goal of promoting
Chinese language and culture and supporting local Chinese teaching internationally
through affiliated Confucius Institutes around the globe.
For more information, contact Xuefei Hu at the CIUM office by phone at 901-678-4597
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org