DATES: July 12~25 (Except Saturdays and Sundays)
Previous Chinese experience is NOT required. Applicants need to complete the following materials:
All application materials need be mailed in a sealed envelope to the address below:
Do NOT include $100 program fee in the application package. It will be collected upon acceptance.
Seats are limited. For applications with similar background, priority will be given to earlier applicants.
WHAT PAST STARTALK PARTICIPANTS SAID
“This year at Startalk has been really fun for me. I remember doing lots of fun things like doing kung fu in the morning, to playing ping pong in the afternoon. I loved meeting new people every day and still keep in touch with lots of them. Learning Chinese in class was fun too, we learned differently and played some games revolving around the language.”
“Over the course of the last two weeks at the Startalk 2012 program I had many great times. I enjoyed meeting new people from all over, as well as learning Mandarin... I had many good memories at Startalk, and there will stay with me.”
"After participating in the Startalk program, I have learned not only the Chinese language but also the rich culture that makes up China... Startalk is an exceptional program that has taught me the foundations of the Chinese language and I hope to come back next year and learn even more."
Following STARTALK at Bryant University, this optional study trip to China subsidized by the Confucius Institute is available for high school participants.
The 12-day trip (tentative travel dates from 7/31-8/12) will provide student travelers with the opportunity to explore the rich history, diverse culture, and rapid economic growth of the country. Students will attend a Chinese language and culture camp hosted by the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), and visit both historical and contemporary landmarks, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and 2008 Beijing Olympic venues. Students will also visit local schools and meet the Chinese peers.
Travelers will be responsible for international air ticket, visa application fee, travel insurance, and certain program fee. Expenses in China will be funded by the Confucius Institute.
The China Trip application will open in March at http://china.bryant.edu.
For more information on STARTALK, and the optional China Trip, please contact Ms. Kun Xie, Assistant Director for Confucius Institute, at (401) 232 6883, or firstname.lastname@example.org.