Educator's Delegation to China

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The Confucius Institute is pleased to announce funding support to enable educators interested in introducing a Chinese language program in their school curriculum to visit China to learn about its culture and explore resources available through the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban.  

Who organizes the trip?

The Confucius Institute in Atlanta (at Emory) will apply to Confucius Institute Headquarters to organize the educator’s delegation to China.  Nanjing University, the Chinese partner institution for the Confucius Institute in Atlanta, will host the delegation in China. 

Who are eligible?

Presidents and headmasters of foreign universities and primary and middle schools, as well as education officials and individuals responsible for schools interested in offering Chinese are eligible. Participants must have not visited China as part of a similar program organized by Confucius Institute Headquarters in the past three years.

A delegation should have no more than 10 members; the Confucius Institute will send a person to lead the group.

How does one benefit from the trip? 

Educators will gain knowledge about Chinese language and culture and will learn about Chinese educational system.  Participants will gather valuable resources to help them build and expand their Chinese programs.

The delegation provides an opportunity to:

  • Visit Chinese K-12 schools and universities, meet with Chinese educators and observe classes.
  • Establish meaningful partnerships with Chinese schools and network with U.S. colleagues.
  • Attend presentations on best practices and learn about resources to build and support Chinese language and culture programs.

What is the trip Itinerary?

Participants will visit Nanjing and another city in a period of 14 days or less, engaging in informal discussions with Chinese educators and taking part in cultural activities.

Detailed itinerary will be planned based on the needs of particular delegations.

What is the cost to delegates?

  • Participants are responsible for their own international airfare, visa fees, and expenses related to domestic travel in the United States.
  • All on-ground costs in China including hotel accommodations, group meals, tour guides and admission tickets, and local and inter-city transportation will be covered by Nanjing University, the CI's partner instittution in China.