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U of M Confucius Institute Will Offer High School Students the Opportunity to Visit China This Summer

For release: February 6, 2013
For press information, contact Riki Jackson, 901-678-3166

For the sixth summer in a row, the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will offer high school students the chance to visit China with the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.  The two-week camp, sponsored by Hanban, the world headquarters of the Confucius Institute project, will immerse students in virtually every aspect of China and Chinese life.  They will study such subjects as the country’s language and history, music and arts such as calligraphy, brush-painting and paper-cutting.  They will enjoy sports and social activities, and they will travel to cultural landmarks and historic sites around the city of Beijing.

The two-week trip will take place in mid-July.  Applications, which are available online at, are due by March 15.

CIUM Summer Camp

Applications must include a personal statement from the student, stating why he or she wants to participate; a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or counselor; an official copy of the student’s high school transcript; and a photocopy of the student’s passport.

To be eligible to participate, students must be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and have a GPA of 3.25 or above.  They must be U.S. citizens or possess a green card, and they must be physically and emotionally capable of international travel.

Applications should be mailed to Zhang Lin, CIUM, 11th Floor John S. Wilder Tower, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 38152, or emailed to or to

More information is available online at or by calling the CIUM office at 901-678-2595.


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