5-Week Intensive Language Study Tour to Shandong, Beijing and Shanghai
Applications for 2016-2017 program are now open!
- Shandong Study Tour, 6 December 2016 - 11 January 2017
Some of the happy Study Tourers from 2015
Join the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and Shandong University from 6th December to 11th January on a 5-week study tour to North-East China for some intensive language instruction, whilst soaking up the culture, meeting the locals, enjoying Chinese cuisine, and taking in the sights of Shandong, Beijing and Shanghai.
Participants undertake 4 weeks of intensive language study and will be streamed into classes suitable to their own level of Chinese, so beginners to advanced Chinese learners are all catered for. Participants do not have to be currently enrolled at the University of Adelaide to take part. The 5-week trip also includes one week of guided tours around Shandong, Beijing and Shanghai.
This study tour is a great way to consolidate the Chinese you have already learnt, or is the best way to get ahead if you have not studied before.
If you are a student at the University of Adelaide and would like to claim credit for your Chinese language studies during the tour you will need to enrol in Chinese In-Country (Summer School). This is a 3-unit course. Make sure you check with your Faculty to confirm this course fits in your program.
1 Year+experience in Chinese language learning or the equivalence is required.
For further information please contact the Confucius Institute on +61 8313 4798.
- The Program
On the first day of arrival participants will assemble in Shanghai. The first week will be cultural tours in Shanghai and some places around shanghai, and Qufu - the ancient home town of Confucius in Shandong Province.
Then the group travels to Jinan, where students will be paired for their twin-share accommodation at the University of Shandong. Those with some background in Chinese will undertake a Chinese Proficiency Test to be streamed into suitable classes. Chinese classes start the next day, every week day (mornings or afternoons) for about four weeks.
On weekends students are free to explore Jinan and surrounds and practice their newly acquired Chinese language skills! Christmas day will be a holiday for students to get together.
The group then departs Jinan by train to Beijing, to see the famous sights of the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. After the tour concludes in January participants depart Beijing for return to Australia (or stay on in China if you prefer).
Price for University of Adelaide students enrolled in CHIN2007 China In-Country Summer School is $2950*.
Non-award students are also able to join, if you're interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the price.
*please note we are currently in the process of confirming an additional grant which may reduce this cost. We hope to confirm a reduced price by early August.
Items included in the program price are:
- Twin share accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Tour in Shanghai and Beijing
- 4 weeks Chinese course in Shandong University and excursions that are part of the study program
Items not included in the price and students take into account:
- Uni enrolment fees
- Return airfares from Adelaide - China
- Lunch & dinner at Shandong University
- Passport and visa fees
- Spending money
- Meals not specified on the itinerary
Students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found on Global Learning website. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
- How to Register
Click on Global Learning Application to apply and complete all required information online.
Important to note:
A minimum of 16 students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 20 students in total.
All students must seek permission from faculty advisor for credit eligibility.
A $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit will be issued when students online application is successful.
Travel insurance is provided by the University of Adelaide for the length of the program. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
The OS Help Loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan. Students must ensure they have funds to meet relevant deadlines.
Application close: 30th September
Non refundable deposit payment due: as indicated on your invoice
Remaining payment due: 15th October
Compulsory pre-departure session: early November
- Shandong Sights
Shandong is situated in the north-east of China, bordering seas in the east that overlook the Korean Peninsula and the Japan Archipelago. The total population of Shandong is 90 million. Shandong is the birthplace of Confucius. Confucianism, founded by Confucius, is a philosophy that dictated much of Chinese traditional society and still holds many influences over Chinese society today.
Qingdao - a former German concession and seaside city that is a popular beach resort. The home of the famous brand of Chinese beer (originally manufactured with a German recipe)!
Jinan – Jinan is often referred to as the ‘city of springs’, it has more than 100 natural springs to swim, soak and detox in!
Longshan Ancient city ruins – Longshan is considered the earliest city in China.
Great Wall – Part of the great wall in Shandong was built during the Qi State period, and is believed to be the most ancient part of the Great Wall in China.
Confucius Temple, Confucius Mansion and Confucius Cemetery in Qufu – see where Confucius, the great thinker, educator and statesman in China, and the pillar of traditional Chinese culture, was born. The temple, mansion and cemetery have been listed on the China World Cultural and Natural Heritage List by UNESCO.
Mount Taishan and Mount Laoshan – see the beautiful landscapes that Mount Taishan and Laoshan have to offer.
Shandong is also considered to be the birthplace of China’s pottery (the inscription on clay pots unearthed at Dawenkou and Dinggongcun are believed to bear the earliest Chinese written language. Tourists will find plenty of traditional items to add to their shopping lists such as the porcelain of Zibo, the clocks and watches of Yantai, the kites of Weifang and shell-carving.