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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.

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The Chinese Summer Camp Program is an exciting 2-week program that will provide a wonderful experience for the students to explore not only the Chinese language, but the rich and beautiful Chinese culture as well. There will be an extensive language course daily, in which students will be divided into groups, based on his/her Mandarin proficiency; and daily culture related activities presented by specialists in various fields of Chinese culture. Students will have the opportunity to practice their Mandarin with other native speaking students and teachers.

The program scheduled for 2014 and cost for each week is TBD. Parents are encouraged to sign up your child for either week, or both weeks as the programs for each week will be different. This program is open to students in grades 3-6 who attend Confucius Classroom schools, regardless of their Chinese fluency. As space is limited, we encourage you to apply immediately to guarantee your student’s participation in this program.

We thank you for your interest and support. For more information, please contact the Confucius Institute at 619-594-4791 or at



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. If yes, university will send admission notice directly to the recipient. If not, we will contact the scholarship recipients and help them contact other universities they choose until they are accepted by one.


The CI scholarship will start accepting applications in the beginning of each year until March 31. The results will be announced prior to April.

For more information visit:

Participating institutions [Chinese only]: Application process flow chart [Chinese only]:



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.

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Last Update: March 11, 2014