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The Confucius Institute at SDSU announces the 2014 Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Camp Program. This exciting 10-day program will provide a wonderful experience for the students to explore not only the Chinese language, but its rich and beautiful culture as well. This program will consist of extensive language courses in which students will be grouped together based on his/her Mandarin proficiency and culture related activities consisting of a variety of cultural presentations. This interaction opportunity will allow students to practice their Chinese and have fun with Chinese related activities.

  • Dates: August 11-15, 2014 and August 18-22, 2014
  • Fees: 2 Week program for first child: $150, second child: $125
  •              1 Week program: $100 for each child

    This program is open to students in grades K-5 who attend Confucius Classroom schools regardless of their Chinese fluency. To ensure the quality of the program, the limited space is set at 15 students per session. We encourage that you apply immediately to guarantee your student’s participation in this program. The deadline to accept your application is July 22, 2014 or until the maximum number of students has been reached.

    We thank you for your interest and support. For more information, please contact the Confucius Institute at 619-594-4791 or by eamil at Please click here to see the program flier.





    Join us for the exciting China Summer Program in Shanghai!

    Learn about Chinese history, culture and business practices in an exciting three-week program taught in English by SDSU professors and scholars from China.

    The Chinese Summer Program in Shanghai is jointly sponsored by the new Chinese Studies and Language Program in Asian Studies, the Confucius Institute and the College of Extended Studies at SDSU. It is partially supported by a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education and by the SDSU Office of International Programs.

    The 2013 China Summer Program in Shanghai is a 2-week program departing on May 30th, 2014 to June 15, 2014 (Local time in China). The program will intermix lectures by SDSU professors and Chinese scholars with field visits to local historical sites and cultural attractions. No Chinese language is required.

    Students earn 3 units toward GE or Asian Studies requirements, or study-abroad credits toward other majors. Students are also encouraged to apply for the SDSU AS Study-abroad scholarship.

    For details visit Shanghai Program at SDSU




    Spend up to 3 weeks in China living, studying, and exploring a culture different from your own! Activities will include learning Chinese in a Mandarin classroom, exposure into Chinese lifestyle, and touring renowned local tourist attractions! This 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Program will take you on a journey to Beijing and other parts in China that you'll never forget.

    for more information:

    Chinese Bridge

    Chinese Bridge Flyer



    2013 Chinese Bridge Delegation to China

    Program dates: TBA

    Priority application deadline: TBA

    Join school and district leaders for a one-week educational tour to China. During this program, you will visit schools, meet Chinese educators and students and participate in partnership-building activities. Learn about best practices, gather resources, experience Chinese culture and more.

    For more information please visit college board



    College Board Confucius Institutes and Classrooms (CICC)

    Join the CICC program and receive support to expand and enhance your Chinese language and culture program. The program provides grant funding, educational resources, guidance on best practices and professional development opportunities. Through its flexible model, it addresses the needs of institutions ranging from large districts to individual schools.

    For more information please visit college board



    Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee Program

    Bring native speakers and authentic cultural resources to your school and community. Through this program, you can host an experienced language teacher from China for one to three years, or enrich cultural activities in your classrooms with a teacher trainee. The Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee Program allows U.S. accredited K-12 schools and districts to start or expand Chinese programs efficiently and affordably.

    For more information please visit college board




    Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society 2013 Fall Classes

    Three Treasures is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of our youths by introducing them to art, music and cultural programs that build character, spirit and self-esteem.

    Classes start September 17, 2013



    Barnard Elementary Parent' Mandarin Class

    Parents and caregivers, would you like to begin or continue to learn Mandarin along with your children? Barnard is pleased to offer Mandarin for adults every Wednesday morning just after assembly. Cost is free, suggested donation only; the value is priceless!

    DATE: Start anytime... like this week!
    TIME: 7:50 AM - 8:40 AM.
    WHERE: Be sure to sign in at the front office first




    About the Confucius Institute (CI) Scholarship

    The Confucius Institute Scholarship Program was established by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in order to encourage students and Chinese language teachers all over the world to study Chinese or conduct research regarding Chinese language and culture in China.

    The steps to study in China with the CI scholarship are:

    1. Sending the required materials(will be indicated by the instruction early of next year) to Hanban. On the application form, the applicants will indicate the university they are going to apply.

    2. Once the scholarship committee confirms that the applicants are qualified for the scholarship, Hanban will inform the university about the scholarship recipient and forward the application material to the university for admission evaluation.

    3. The university will work on the materials of the scholarship recipient and determine if the university will grant the admission to the scholarship recipient.


    The CI scholarship will start accepting applications each year from Feburary to May. The results will be announced prior to July.

    For more information visit:

    Host Institutes:

    Application process flow chart:



    Teacher summer workshops are held in Xiamen, China for elementary school teachers of Confucius Classrooms in San Diego. This program aims to expose teachers to Chinese culture and experience cross-cultural teaching management and techniques through lectures and field trips to elementary schools and cultural resources. Lectures on Chinese culture and elementary education in China as well as field trips to Xiamen, Quanzhou, Chinese Tea Museum, Gu Lang Yu and Nanjing World’s Heritage cottage are a few points of interest.

    San Diego State UniversityHanbanXiamen University


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    Last Update: March 11, 2014