Summer Programs

Hanban Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in China: The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp, sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, offers a two-week summer camp for eligible high school students to study Chinese language and culture directly in China. Hanban Chinese Bridge aims to provide opportunities which spark a lifetime interest in Chinese language and culture learning.

ASU STARTALK Summer Programs: STARTALK is a nationally-funded initiative that seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important languages such as Chinese. The ASU Confucius Institute collaborated with the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures to hold a teacher training program in 2008 as well as a two-week residential camp on Chinese language and culture for high school students from 2009-2016.

Summer Chinese Program at Sichuan University:  In partnership with the Sichuan University in China, the University of Washington, the ASU Confucius Institute and School of International Letters and Cultures, the Summer Chinese Program at Sichuan University offers an intensive eight-week summer program in Chengdu, China. In addition to rigorous language study, the program offers students valuable opportunities to immerse themselves in rich Sichuan culture through weekend excursions, cultural lectures and visits to local historical sites. 

Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Science Camp "A Healthy Self, A Healthy World"

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am

A Healthy Self, A Healthy World! The ASU Confucius Institute is collaborating with Coronado Elementary School to offer a Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Chinese Science Camp from June 5 - June 15.  Students will continue to practice their Mandarin through the summer while enjoying camp games, hands-on science experiments, and Chinese cultural activities. There are two levels designed for students with different language experience:

1) 1st-4th Grade with prior language experience or
2) 4th-6th Grade with no language experience

For more information or to sign up for the program, please visit Enrichment Programs. Click here for flyer.

2017 ASU Startalk Chinese Language Camp

Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day)

The 2017 ASU Startalk Chinese Language Camp will be held from June 4 to 18 on ASU Tempe Campus. The 15-day residential program provides students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students will receive Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience. The camp is for current 8-12th grade Arizona high school students, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate. Tuition, room, meals, instructional materials, and field trip are largely funded by the STARTALK grant.

If you are interested in learning or improving your Chinese, apply today! The application deadline for this program is April 2. Please click here for flyer. For information about the program and the application process, visit