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Study in China

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE STUDY TOUR TO CHINA

This is a cultural and educational visit to China organised every year by the Confucius Institute. Sponsored by Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language Council International, China, the tour provides students of the Confucius Institute and the University a first-hand experience of Chinese culture, history and language.


Objectives

The Confucius Institute Study Tour to China is designed to deepen the students understanding of Chinese language, culture, education, and society. It provides an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and history of China, while gaining a contemporary perspective on a very different society.

Dates

The 2013 Confucius Institute Study Tour to China will depart Sydney on Sunday 30 June and return on Saturday 13 July 2013.

Program

The tour includes visits to two Chinese cities with an opportunity to meet staff and students at local schools and universities. Participants will take short courses centred upon language, culture, and education as well as take part in cultural investigations and activities. The first city on the Tour is Wuhan, where Central China Normal University (CCNU)—our partner university—is located. Situated at the crossroads of central China on the Yangtze River, Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province and one of the fast growing 'second tier' cities in China. In Wuhan, you will take classes that are centred upon Chinese. You will also have an opportunity to take part in cultural investigations and activities, for instance, tea ceremony and paper cutting.

The other city we will visit is Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, and the nation's centre of political, economic, cultural, educational, international trade, and communications. In Beijing you will visit the Forbidden Palace, the Chinese National Museum, the Great Wall, and the Summer Palace, etc.


Eligibility

A total of 20 students will be selected for the tour each year. All students must be either studying Chinese at the Confucius Institute or the University. Selection criteria is based on length of enrolment with the Confucius Institute and/or a written statement outlining why you should be selected for the Tour.  

Costs and expenses

All expenses in China including domestic travel, accommodation, and group meals etc. will be covered by the Confucius Institute. International airfares, visa application fees, and any other personal expenses during the trip will be the student's responsibility.

Closing Date 

Applications for the 2013 Confucius Institute Study Tour to China have now closed.