Travel dates: November 3-11, 2011
The College Board and Hanban (Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters) are pleased to announce the 2011 Chinese Bridge Delegation — a one-week education trip hosted by Hanban and designed to help education decision-makers start and expand their Chinese language and culture programs. The program focuses on school visits, cultural activities and educational workshops. Delegates will experience China firsthand by spending time in Beijing and one other regional city.
Learn more and apply at: www.collegeboard.org/chinesebridge
Who is eligible?
District and school leaders from institutions developing new Chinese programs.
Educators from institutions already offering Chinese language and culture programs are encouraged to apply.
Multiple applicants from the same institution will be considered. Each applicant is required to submit an individual application.
Participants in previous Chinese Bridge Delegations are not eligible to participate.
Note: All selected participants are expected to be actively involved in, and able to speak about, their institution’s efforts to build or expand a Chinese language and culture program.
All applications are subject to individual review and approval and compliance with applicable laws.
Cost to delegates
Delegates must pay a $900 non-refundable registration fee. Delegates are also responsible for costs and arrangements related to domestic travel to a designated U.S. departure hub and travel insurance.
What is included?
The following costs are covered by the program:
International round-trip air tickets to Beijing from designated U.S. hub cities (delegates will be assigned and notified of U.S. hub city for international departure on group flights.)
Travel costs in China, including hotel accommodations; group meals; tour guides and admission tickets; and local and inter-city transportation costs
Chinese tourist visa fees
Application deadline has been extended to: July 15, 2011. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Submit your online application here.