“Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp Comes to A Successful Conclusion at the Confucius Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-07-05 14:45:51 

The Confucius Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) sent 23 local high school students to participate in the “Chinese Bridge” summer camp hosted by Hanban this summer. The Confucius Institute gave the students as well as their parents and teachers a pre-departure orientation to introduce relevant knowledge about Chinese culture and some areas of the country that they would be visiting.

Mr. Zhu Minqi, a leading teacher for the 2009 camp, sharing his experience with the students and parents

The CULA Confucius Institute summer camp group set out for Beijing on July 3rd. After a short stay there, they flew to Jilin for a 2-week course on Chinese language and culture. The students were well looked after by Hanban officials and teachers from Jilin No. 1. High School in both Beijing and Jilin and not only learned many new things, but also broadened their horizons and made many new friends in China.

Group photo in front of the Great Wall

The students were very impressed by the activity. On the occasion of biding farewell to their Chinese friends, they even shed some tears. They still like to talk of their stay in China after the summer camp and keep in contact with their Chinese friends via e-mails. The Confucius Institute also got letters from the students and their parents: the former inquired about if they could go to China next summer again; the latter thanked the institute for offering the chance through which their children’s Chinese level was greatly improved.

A farewell party for the summer camp

(Contributed by CULA Confucius Institute)