Tri-Cities Chinese Language School summer students Experience in China (2014)
After one month, William Zhang and George Jiang are still excited about their summer camp on Mainland China, which is part of the Chinese Confucius Institute’s Bridge Program. They keep talking about it as one of their most unforgettable and memorable experiences.
This activity is organized by HANBAN, and usually held in summer for about one half month. Enjoying their fellow students and China, students experience cultural classes such as the art of paper cutting, calligraphy, water and ink painting, art of tea, and martial arts. They also attend big parties for Chinese and foreign students, homestay with local families, and excursions such as visiting the Great Wall.
According to the camp’s purpose, the two students improved their communication with other Chinesestudents and got a better understandingof the Chinese language and culture. Thus for each student, the program promotes further interest in Chinese language and cultural heritage.
TCCLS hopes more students will join the camp and get similar benefits next year!