Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

2012 “Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp in China for U.S. High
School Student

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

2012 “Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp in China for U.S. High
School Students

1.Mission Statement
To promote exchange between the youth of the US and China, and help participants have a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture, thus to stimulate their interest in learning Chinese.

July 14 (Saturday) – July 29 (Sunday)

35 participants from North California (including 32 students and 3 teachers, T:S ratio: 1: 10, to be approved by Hanban)

4.Organizer and Sponsor
Organizer: Confucius Institute at SF State
Sponsor: Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban

5.General Itinerary

7/14 Depart San Francisco for Beijing

7/16 Arrive in Beijing and then flight to one of Hanban selected province or city

7/17 ~ 7/24 Chinese Language and Culture activities in one of Hanban selected province or city

7/25 Back to Beijing

7/ 25~28 Attend closing ceremony and take a tour in Beijing

7/29 Depart Beijing for San Francisco

6.Arrangement of Activities
During the program, students will study Chinese language and culture (Paper-cut, calligraphy, brush painting, tea ceremony, martial arts, and etc.) in traditional classrooms, and participate in various sports and cultural activities (friendship basketball match, international students get-together, and exchanges with host family, etc.); they will have opportunities to visit various historic, cultural, and scenic spots.

7.Qualifications for Application
(1) U.S. Citizens
(2) Currently enrolled in credited public/private high schools

  1. With LITTLE experience in Chinese culture and background and having interest in Chinese language and culture.
  2. Learning Chinese for NO MORE than three years
  3. With excellent academic record
  4. Physically capable of international traveling
  5. Apply for this summer camp for the first time


A. Student applicants should submit their application materials to CI at SF State before April 9, 2012:
(1) Application Form :registration form pdf Download: Registration Form (报名表) (pdf, 227KB)
(2) One passport photo (stapled on Application Form)
(3) A personal application statement
(4) A recommendation letter from your school principal or teacher
(5) An application fee of $200 (It will NOT be refunded once the application is approved):
Check payable to CI at SF State

9.Program Cost
(1) Students are responsible for their round-trip international airfare, international travel insurance, and visa fees.
(2) Hanban will cover in-China expenses including tuition, board and lodging, transportation, and group activities.

10. Tourist (L) Visa Application (for Students & Teachers)
(1) A completed Chinese Visa Application Form ( Download from

(2) A valid passport
(3) $140 visa fee (Cashier's Check payable to: Chinese Consulate)
(4) Photo (48mm x 33mm size without head covering)

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11.International Airplane Tickets
If you would like to buy group tickets, you must complete and submit all required application materials before April 9, 2012. We have blocked SFO-Beijing round-trip group tickets at $1675 (estimated) for the summer camp participants.
Please see the flight schedules below:

July 14, Sat. CA986 2:50pm Depart SF July 15, Sun. 5:55pm Arrive in Beijing
(Hanban will provide whole-day airport pick-up)
July 29, Sun. CA985 4:00pm Depart Beijing July29, Sun. 12:40pm Arrive in SF

12.Contact Information
Ms. Yaqi Liu, Program Coordinator, Tel: (415)338-7624?Email: or
All the required application documents must be turned in to Confucius Institute at SF State office before April 9, 2012.
If by mailing, please mail these items together as a package to us at:
Confucius Institute at SF State University 1600 Holloway Ave., Burk Hall 325
San Francisco, CA 94132