Study in China

High School Students


Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for New Jersey High School Students
We regret to inform you that there will be no Chinese Bridge summer camp this year.

Confucius Institute runs the Chinese Bridge summer camps in China to enhance the understanding of Chinese language and culture for NJ high schoolers studying Chinese. Participants spend two weeks in China exploring Beijing and other cities with other high school students from Confucius Institutes across the nation.


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                                                    Participants of previous Chinese Bridge summer camps

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Students have the opportunity to:

as well as many other opportunities to learn about Chinese culture and language.

College Students

2017 China Today Summer Camp for New Jersey College Students - Now Receiving Applications!
Application Deadline is April 7, 2017.

China Today is a summer camp for NJ college students aimed at introducing various aspects of Contemporary China including economy, trade and finance, society, literature and popular culture. Students stay in Shanghai University dorms, are partnered up with local university students, and participate in lectures and company visits that highlight the business aspect of China.


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"I strongly recommend this to my fellow classmates who are studying Chinese. This gave me an increased motivation for my studies and also gave me the opportunity to use the parts of the Chinese language that I do not know. [...] The knowledge I have gained in this program will forever change my perspective on the world."
                                                                   -Carly Mauro, participant of 2016 China Today summer camp


China Today 2017
Dates: June 24 - July 4, 2017
Location: The summer camp will be held on the campus of Jilin University and include excursions to Shanghai and nearby ancient town Wuzhen.
Costs covered by CIRU: Room and board, course materials, extra-curricular activities and scheduled excursions.
Student Responsibility: $50 non-refundable application fee, visa expenses (between $140 and $170) and a roundtrip plane ticket between New Jersey and Shanghai (Students will arrive in Shanghai together but may choose a different returning route). CIRU will provide partial international travel support of up to $600.

To download the application, click pdf here (36 KB) .

Educators Tour to China

NEW:  The application deadline for 2017  4th K-12 Educators Study tour in China has been extended to July 30th, 2017.

What your peers said about last year’s China Study Tour

“The school visit in Changchun was very well done. It was wonderful to see the similarities and differences to U.S. schools and other Chinese schools as well.”

“One of the most valuable components of the Tour was “Team China” – we were very fortunate to have this group. I feel that I now have a network of people that I can reach out to when I need answers on creating a program of Chinese language and culture.”

“More than experiencing the culture, the sightseeing gave me a true perspective of ancient and present as well as the future of China. This also helped me to better conceptualize how our U.S. children can better fair in China and vice-versa.

“My visit to China led to very deep, interesting conversations with staff and students at my school.”

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4th New Jersey K-12 Educators Study Tour to China 2017

Eligibility
Priority will be given to administrators in K-12 schools (superintendents, principals, world language coordinators, education board members) who are interested in starting and expanding Chinese language program, and/ or seeking partnerships with Chinese schools. Applicants are subjected to individual review.

Study Tour Dates: 
October 25-November 4, 2017

Preliminary Plans and Activities: Newark → 1st city: Changchun (school visits; lecture on Chinese educational system; campus tour of Jilin University; visit of local historical monuments) →  2nd city: Beijing (To be confirmed: visit of Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban; tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Great Wall) → Newark

 Participants will be responsible for: Valid passport with at least six (6) months validity from the date of departure; Apply for China entry tourism visa. ($140 application fee plus $30.00 processing fee); Arrange to purchase international air tickets (between Newark and Beijing), partial international roundtrip air travel ($600) and personal expenses.

CIRU and its Chinese partner, Jilin University, will cover travel insurance, board and room, tour guides and admission fees, lectures, study material, international travel subsidy, as well as all transportation within China.

Application Deadline:
July 30, 2017 (first come first served) or until all ten spots are taken

Application Form: See here 

For any inquiries regarding this program, please contact the office by phone (848)-932-2490 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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3rd New Jersey K-12 Educators Study Tour to China 2016
Eligibility: Priority will be given to administrators in K-12 schools who are committed to starting a new Chinese language program or expanding an existing program, seek partnerships with Chinese schools, and have not been to China.
Study Tour Dates: October 27 - November 6, 2016
Preliminary Itinerary: Newark, Changchun, Beijing (including visit to Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban), Newark
Cost to participants: Participants (max. 10) are responsible for visa (ca. $140-$170) and passport fees (if applicable), partial international roundtrip air travel ($600) and personal expenses.
CIRU and its Chinese partner, Jilin University, will cover board and room, tour guides and admission fees, lectures, study material, international travel subsidy, as well as all transportation within China.

For any inquiries regarding this program, please contact Dr. Dietrich Tschanz by phone (732) 325-7943 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..