BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Confucius Institute in the University at
Buffalo Asian Studies Program (UBCI) will offer a K-12 immersion
day camp in Chinese language and culture this summer, as well as an
immersion experience in China for high school students.
The Experience China Summer Camp is a two-week day camp for K-12
students that will be offered in three Western New York School
Districts and one private school in July at a cost of $420 per
The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American Students, a two-week
program for high school students to experience Chinese language and
culture in China, will take place July 9-25. Participants
will be responsible for the costs of their airfare (sometimes
upwards of $2,000), passport and visa application fees, and travel
insurance. Accommodations, meals, domestic travel,
sightseeing and fees in China will be covered by Hanban/Confucius
Registration is due by April 25.
Hanban is the colloquial name for China’s Office of
Chinese Language Council International, headquartered in
Beijing. It sponsors hundreds of Confucius Institutes and
other programs throughout the world whose aim is to promote Chinese
culture and language.
“The goal of the summer day camp,” says Eric Yang,
executive director of the UBCI, “is to stimulate student
interest in learning about Chinese language and culture. It is
offered in partnership with UB's College of Arts and Sciences, and
is designed for K-12 students interested in learning the Chinese
language, practicing Chinese art and handicrafts, enjoying music
and games and experiencing Chinese culture and tradition.
“It is a great experience for new learners of
Chinese,” he says, “as well as for students who want to
continue to broaden their learning over the summer.”
The 2013 Experience China Summer Camps will be offered by the
following school districts (specific sites to be announced in the
- East Aurora Union Free Schools, July 8-19 (open to East Aurora
- Lewiston-Porter Central Schools, July 8-19 (open to
Lewiston-Porter students only)
- Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart (open to the public, but
girls only), July 15-26
- Depew Union Free Schools, July 15-26 (open to the public)
More camps can be established upon request.
For more information, contact the institute at 716-645-7919 or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer camp brochure is available at:
Applications for the high school China Study Tour are due
They are available on the UBCI programs page:
by calling 645-6480 or 645-7919.
The study tour brochure is available here: