Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

Xi'an Jiaotong University in partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln invites high school students across the state to spend two fun-filled weeks studying and travelling in China.

The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp gives Nebraskan students an opportunity to learn about China and experience an entirely different part of the world.  Students will visit historic locations such as the Terracota warriors and Mosoleum of the First Emperor of China in Xi'an, ride bicycles on the city walls of Xi'an, climb the Great Wall, as well as learn rudimentary Chinese.

The Confucius Institute will select 15 to 20 Nebraskan high school students, aged 14 to 18 years old, who apply for Chinese Birdge Summer Camp at Xi'an Jiaotong University. Students will be accompanied by a minimum of two chaperons who are experienced Nebraskan educators as well as one or two local Chinese chaperons to act as guides and lead activities. The trip will last for two weeks from July 6 to July 20. Xi'an Jiaotong University will cover expenses for accomodations, food, group activities, and local travel in China. Students need only pay for the airfare, the Chinese visa application, and international travel insurance. The Confucius Institute will also provide a scholarship to some students on a competitive basis of up to $500 for students to defray the cost of travel.

Below is the form to register. It must be filled out by a parent or guardian of the student. Parent/guardians and students will be kept updated on changes, informational sessions, ect. by e-mail. 

Application deadline: February 16, 2020

To ensure your position is held in the program, applicants must mail a $50 deposit check to the Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln by  the application deadline. Checks should be made out to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  Students who apply and are not accepted will be mailed a refund. Please also include with the deposite the student's Social Security Number and a photocopy of the Passpost identification page (high-quality color image) by February 17, 2020. 

Checks should be mailed to the following address:

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W.205

900 N. 16th St.

Lincoln, NE 68588-0542

Application for the 2020 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

Student's Information
Date of Birth *
Student must be between 14 and 18 years old at the time of departure.
Gender *
Students will only be contacted for Chinese Bridge Summer Camp information and notifications. Personal information will not be shared with any third party.
May require verification.
Has the student taken Chinese language classes before? *
please not if years or classes
Limit 500 words
Is the student a US citizen? *
Is the student of Chinese heritage? *
Note: This trip is primarily targeted towards non-Chinese heritage students or those who did not grow up around Chinese in the home. Chinese heritage students, especially those who grew up speaking Chinese at home are generally not allowed, but exceptions can be made under extenuating circumstances. In such a case, an explanation may be required.
Does the student currently have a valid US passport?
Has the student traveled to China in the past three years?
Does the student have any medical issues that chaperones should be aware of? *
Does the student have any dietary restrictions for medical, religious, or ethical reasons? *
(ie. kosher, halal, vegan, gluten free, ect.) Note: We will do our best to accommodate; however, please be aware that it may not always be possible in China. In such a case, parent/guardians and students shall be informed as soon as possible.
Parent/Guardian(s) Information
Primary Contact Parent/Guardian
Date of Birth *
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Home Address
Secondary Contact Parent/Guardian's
Date of Birth
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Home Address
If same as Primary Parent/Guardian, leave blank.
Please check the following to acknowledge: *
All boxes must be checked.