China camps

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

Our China Camp is the perfect opportunity to visit China under the guidance of experienced hosts, who will lead you through a packed programme of language classes and cultural excursions.

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: 31 March – 14 April 2019 (during the Easter holiday)

Complete the online form to register your interest.

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

  • Chinese language lessons
  • Historical excursions (including a visit to the Great Wall)
  • Chinese calligraphy and painting classes
  • …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 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).

When is the next camp?

The next China Camp will take place during the 2019 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.

View photos from each day of the 2018 China Camp on Flickr.