China Bridge Summer Camp for Nebraska HS Students

(submitted by UNL Confucius Institute)

The 2019 China Bridge Summer Camp for Nebraskan high school students will be July 8 to July 22, 2019. Students must be 14 to 18 years old, have taken at least one Chinese language class, and have parental permission. Students will travel to Beijing and Xi’an.

The Confucius Institute will cover accommodations, travel, meals, and activity expenses while in China. Students are responsible for passport and visa expenses, airfare, travel insurance, and incidentals. Two Nebraskan teachers serve as chaperones on the trip as well as one or two local chaperones. The deadline for students to register is February 17, 2019.

UNL-CI will hold an information session for students and parents on December 20, 2019 in Lincoln and on January 10, 2019 in Omaha.

UNL-CI is also looking for two chaperones, one male and one female, for this year’s summer camp. If interested, please e-mail a letter of introduction, a resume, and a brief explanation for your reason for wanting to chaperone. Please contact us no later than February 1, 2019.

Chaperones must have K-12 teaching experience (currently active teachers preferred), be under 50 years old and in good health, able to manage students, have good communication skills, and have experience travelling abroad. Although chaperones do not need to speak Chinese or have any experience teaching Chinese, they should be adaptable and willing to learn from the experience. The Confucius Institute will pay for all chaperone expenses for the summer camp including flight, visa, accommodations, meals, activities, and  transportation.

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