Shanghai Summer Study Break

Students of the Confucius Institute for Scotland who hold a degree or are in Higher Education are eligible to apply for a sponsored space on the Shanghai Summer School running from July 14-Aug 10 2014. The programme will deliver formal language and cultural sessions at the University of Shanghai with a wide range of cultural experiences as summarised below.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Shanghai Municipal Government the costs of tuition fee, registration fee, accident insurance fee, accommodation, entry fees for programme, and local travel are all covered. Those attending will need to cover round-trip air tickets, personal expenses and those meals that are not included in group activities.

The programme is organised by Shanghai University where participants on the programme will be based. Accommodation is in twin rooms with air conditioning, TV, telephone network interface and separate bathroom facilities. There are public kitchens, laundry rooms and fridges in the dorm. The location is very convenient with restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores nearby.

This fantastic opportunity is only being offered to students at Confucius Institutes whose Chinese partner university is based in Shanghai and we are guaranteed a small number of places.

If you are interested in this programme please do get in touch with Institute staff either by email, phone or in person as suits. We can provide a day by day programme and the application form along with any more information you may require. If we receive more applications than we have spaces then applications will be assessed and places will be allocated using a pre-determined set of criteria.

The deadline for application for the Shanghai Summer School is
Friday 25th April 2014.


LANGUAGE: 42 hours in total

Spoken Chinese and Conversation – 36 hours classroom style
Chinese language Communication & Techniques – 6 hours small group activity with Chinese students

LECTURES: 12 hours in total, 3 hours per topic

Topic 1: Globalisation
Topic 2: Chinese Culture
Topic 3: Chinese Tea Culture
Topic 4: Chinese Calligraphy Culture


Shanghai Museum
Museum of Chinese Martial Arts
Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Textile and Costume Museum
Folk Culture Museum
Confucius Temple visit


Visit to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town
Two day trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou


Topic 1: International Metropolis Shanghai

Three hours of lectures plus visit to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Huangpu River Cruise plus Cross Culture Exchange meeting
Topic 2: International Economic Centre Shanghai

Three hours of lectures plus visit to Yu Garden, Bao Steel, Coca Cola plus Cross Culture Exchange meeting
Topic 3:International Cultural Centre Shanghai

Three hours of lectures plus visit and experience Acrobatic Show, Tianzifan, Xintiandi, School for disabled students in Zhabei District plus Cross Culture Exchange meeting

At the conclusion of the programme students will be asked to present a summary and report on their achievements via photographs, paintings, essays, videos, written or verbal reports as appropriate.