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 www.memphis.edu/cium, are due by March 15.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.
More information is available online at www.memphis.edu/cium or by calling the CIUM office at 901-678-2595.