High School Summer Program
- Applications due Thursday, March 29, 2012
- Chinese written and oral language testing Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 at WSU-CI from 3:00 - 5:30. Students may show up any time between 3 PM and 5 PM to take a 30 minute written exam. A 5 minute oral exam will follow on a first come, first serve basis.
- Interviews with top 30 candidates and their parents offered April 3, 4, 5 at WSU-CI from 3:00-5:30
- Hanban Officials will accept a maximum of 22 students and up to 2 chaperons this year
2012 Student Application
2012 Frequently Asked Questions
2012 Medical and Waiver Forms
Orientation on Power Point
The Hanban High School Summer Program provides two weeks of Chinese language and cultural training in China each summer. Selected students need only pay for their airfare and visas; Hanban (Chinese Language Council International) provides all in-country expenses, including room, board, transportation, language instruction, cultural activities, and sightseeing tours. The program generally takes place during the month of July. The 2012 prgram will take place from July 15-29, 2012.
The Hanban High School Summer program is NOT an officially recognized program of Wayne State University, thus students and parents must sign a waiver releasing Wayne State University from any affliation with and responsibliity for this Hanban program. The WSU staff VOLUNTARILY recruits, interviews, tests, and selects high-school age applicants to represent the southeast Michigan area. Interviews with students AND their parents or guardians take place in the spring. Applicants are selected based on maturity, enthusiasm for studying Chinese, and Chinese language ability.
Applicants and parents must understand that selected students will represent their country as well as the Confucius Instiutte at Wayne State University and that absolutely no behavioral infractions (e.g. disrespect, tardiness, disruptive behavior, leaving the campus or group without permission, etc.) will be tolearted. Students and their parents or guardians must also understand that chaperons have the right to repatriate any student at their own discretion and that the student's parents or guardians will be responsible for their child's repatriation expenses (about $4000-$5000).
The WSU CI staff also helps choose chaperons at a ratio of approximately one chaperon for every nine to ten students. Hanban officials, however, must approve chapeon selection. Chaperons must pay for their own airfare and visas, but Hanban provides in-country expenses. Preference is given to chaperons who are teachers and who are able to speak Chinese. Applicants and chaperons are generally notified of acceptance by the end of May.
The CI staff coordinates air travel and visas and provides pre-departure orientations, but neither Wayne State University nor the Wayne State University Conficius Institute is an official sponsor of the program. For this reason, all applicants must purchase airfare individually and within a relatively short time span for the flight or flights communicated by the program coordinator.
Students applying to the program through the Wayne State University Confucius Institute must be matriculated in a southeast Michigan high school. The program aims to reach students who are interested in China and have at least begun to study Chinese but who have had little or no prior exposure to China .
Click here for an application for the 2012 Hanban Summer Bridge Program