U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

2017 China Study Trip: Chinese Bridge Summer Camp



The Confucius Institute at Bryant University is organizing a China study trip through Chinese
Bridge Summer Camp for American high school students in 2017. The trip will provide
students with the opportunity to explore China's rich history, diverse culture, and rapid
economic growth.

While in Beijing, students will visit hisotrical and modern landmarks, such as the Great Wall,
the Forbidden City, and the 2008 
Olympic Venues. Students will also have the opportunity
to learn the school life of Chinese students in a local high school. In Wuhan and Yichang in
Hubei province, 
students will attend a Chinese culture workshop at the China University of
Geosciences (Wuhan), 
visit the magnificent Three Gorges Dam, and experience the unique
local cultures along the Yangtze 

This trip is subsidized by the Confucius Institute Headquarter/Hanban in Beijing, China.

2017 map of china

July 27 to August 9, 2017
Cities to visit: Beijing, and Wuhan in Hubei province
Cost: $2800 per traveler, including one round trip international air ticket (the Institute will
purchase the tickets for the group), Chinese visa application fee, International travel insurance,
portion of the transportation in China, and program fee. The majority of the expenses in China will
be funded by the Confucius Institute HQ. 

Applicatnt qualifications

- U.S. Citizen
- High school students (ages 15 to 18)
- Interested in Chinese language and culture
- In good health condition for international travel

Two trip orientation workshops (on Chinese visa application, travel itinerary, and trip logistics)
will be scheduled in June and July at Bryant University. 

For better preparation, applicants are strongly encouraged to participate 
 STARTALK Chinese and Language Program held at Bryant University from July 12 to
July 25. Application for STARTALK Program can be found at  "2017 STARTALK Student Program" 

Application Package (Check List):

- 2017 China Trip Application Form (downloadable)
- Short Term Travel Abroad Agreement  (downloadable)
- Medical Report  (downloadable)
- Media Release Form  (downloadable)
- Physician Verification  (downloadable)
- Copy of the the U.S. passport (or a copy of your passport application if you don not have a passport)
- $1600 deposit. Check only. Payable to "Bryant University" ( the final payment of $1200 due on June 16th).
- One Cover Letter addressing "What are your objectives of the trip" and "What aspect(s) on China you want to explore on the most during the trip" 

Please send complete application package to the address below by June 2nd.
Ms. Kun Xie,
Confucius Institute at Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

For any further questions, please contact Ms. Kun Xie at kxie@bryant.edu

Check out the 2013 China Study Trip here!