Schools Network (formerly SSAT)/Hanban Autumn Camps in China

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Background:  Following on from previous  Summer/Autumn camps held in China since 2007, The Schools Network (SSAT) Confucius Institute will be partnering again partner with Hanban (The Office of Chinese Language Council International) to run a 2012 Autumn Camp for secondary students and teachers in England.

When is it? Due to the London Olympics and expensive airfares over the Summer, the two-week study visit to China will now take place during the third and fourth weeks of October. These trips are likely to take place in the ranges of 13th-26th, 14th -27th and 15th-28th October (subject to minor changes).  As Chinese students will be still studying on their campus, it is hoped that the British students will be able to work on some projects with the Chinese schools and students during the visit.

What is the programme?  Still to be confirmed but will include the following:

·         around 20 hours of Chinese learning

·         traditional Chinese cultural activities

·         visits to local historical and cultural places of interest

·         activities with local Chinese students

·         where possible and with the agreement of participating schools and Chinese families, home visits will be organised with host provinces

What was it like last year?  To read some of the students’ experiences on the 2011 Summer Camps, you can click on this.

Next steps:   The Schools Network are still working on the final details such as cost, flight, and applicant criteria and hope to open the application process in late February if not earlier.

Contact:  If you have any questions please email Naomi Li at chinesenetworks [at] theschoolsnetwork [dot] org