China camps

A collage of pictures showing students on summer camp at the Great Wall and doing other activities

How would you like to put your textbook to one side and really experience Chinese culture? Are you keen to use your hard-earned language skills to communicate with Chinese people in real-life situations?

Subsidised by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, and hosted by our partner university (The University of International Business and Economics in Beijing), our camps are an affordable and enjoyable way for our students to experience China.

Next camp: 25 March – 8 April 2018

Register your interest by 15 December.

Participants are immersed in Chinese language and culture for an action-packed two weeks. Activities include:

  • Chinese language lessons
  • Historical excursions (including a visit to the Great Wall)
  • Chinese calligraphy and painting classes
  • Chinese wine tasting
  • …and much more!

If you are interested please read the eligibility criteria below and complete the application form to submit your details. This will ensure that you receive updates about upcoming trips. Before the next camp there will be a briefing meeting in which you will learn more about the trip and decide whether the opportunity is for you.

To qualify for the camp you do need to be a current or previous student of the Confucius Institute (or a student of Chinese at the Language Centre). The next term of evening courses runs for 8 weeks just before the camp – perfect to prepare you for the trip! Find out more about that on this page.

When is the next camp?

The next China Camp will take place from 25 March to 8 April 2018 (during the Easter break).

Complete the application form or sign up to our mailing list to make sure you receive updates about the next trip.

Who is eligible for the China camp?

The China camps are designed for people who:

  1. Haven’t previously participated in a China camp sponsored by Hanban.
  2. Are over 18 years old.
  3. Have studied Mandarin with the Business Confucius Institute or our partners (sign up for our Evening Courses here).

Participants are all required to attend a briefing meeting before the trip.

How much does the camp cost?

Accommodation, transportation and activities will be fully funded by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).  Applicants are expected to cover their own international airfare and the Chinese visa application fee.

What is the programme of activities for the trip?

We work with our partner University to prepare an exciting itinerary of activities and excursions for camp attendees. Download an example itinerary.