Confucius Institute leading summer bridge camp

Eleven Nebraska high school students and two chaperones are in China for a summer camp through the Confucius Institute at UNL. The camp, from July 15 to July 29, takes participants on a two- week journey learning about Chinese language and culture through paper-cutting, calligraphy, brush painting, a tea ceremony, and martial arts.

The students will also participate in various sports and cultural activities like friendly basketball games, international student get-together, and experiences with Chinese host families.

Finally the students and chaperones will visit some of China's famous historic points and sites of natural beauty in two ancient cities, Beijing and Xi’an. This summer, the campers come from several high schools in Scottsbluff, North Platte and Omaha.

The "Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students" is sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in cooperation with various Confucius Institutes in the U.S.

This bridge program is set up for American high school students to experience Chinese language and culture in the summer. Students and teachers are responsible for the costs of round-trip air tickets and international travel insurance. Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters pays for accommodations, local transportation, and all group activities and sightseeing for students and group teachers during their stay in China.

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