What is it?
Chinese Bridge is a program meant to promote the exchange between Chinese and American High School students, and promote an interest in Chinese learning through hands-on cultural experience. Students partake in a Chinese learning experience that incorporates classroom instruction and scenic travel spots.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Rhode Island is organizing a program for U.S. High School students to join the Hanban sponsored "Chinese Bridge" Summer Camp for 2010.
is composed of two phases.
Who Can Apply?
The Hanban program is actively searching for high school students who meet the following criteria:
What does it cost?
- Has little or no Chinese learning experience
- Has a U.S. Citizenship or Green Card
- Has a U.S. passport valid until 6 months after departure date
- Has an excellent academic record
The cost for the entire trip is set at $2200-$2500 , this includes the following:
How Do I Apply?
- $100 non-refundable application fee
- $150 visa fee
- Round-trip airfare
- Two week intensive preparatory class at URI. (More info.)
- Travel, lodging and meals (paid for by HanBan)
Please send an application form
along with required statement letter, a copy of your recent transcript, a letter of recommendation and $100 non-refundable application fee (make payable to the University of Rhode Island, with a memo for Confucius Institute) to:
Confucius Institute at URI
University Library, Rm 164
15 Lippitt Road
Kingston, RI 02881
- April 30th: Applications due into HanBan, along with $100, non-refundable application fee.
- May 18th: First deposit of $1,000 for the trip due along with first parent information meeting about the program, with Q&A period involving last year's student participants from the MET Center in Providence, 6-8PM at URI
- June 22nd: 2nd parent information meeting about visa, and other paper work, 6 ?8 pm at URI
- Early July : Passport due for visa application process
- Dr. Yan Ma, Director of the Confucius Institute
Tel: 401-874-5121 ?Fax: 401-874-7095 ?Email: email@example.com
- Graeme O'Connell, Program Coordinator at the Confucius Institute
Tel: 207-249-5058 ?Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other questions? Please refer to FAQs,
or feel free to contact Graeme O'Connell.