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.

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.

When is the next camp?

The next China Camp will take place in 2018 during the Easter break, which runs from March 16 to April 16. Final dates are still to be confirmed.

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 between 18 and 30 years old.
  3. Have studied at least 40 hours of Mandarin with the Business Confucius Institute or our partners.

Under certain circumstances applicants who do not fulfil all three of the above criteria are able to join the programme. If you aren’t sure whether you are eligible to apply for the camp please feel free to contact us to discuss your situation.

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.