2018 Hanban/CLCCM Travel and Study in China Scholarships

"Dear Jing, I have been meaning to write to you to say thank you for all you did to make Henry’s experience in China so wonderful. I realize a trip like this takes a lot of time and effort to organize and I just wanted to acknowledge to you how grateful I am that Henry was part of the Bangor Chinese summer program. For Henry, everything went so smoothly! I would also like to acknowledge the graciousness of the host families. Henry learned a lot from each one of the families and left China with a number of sincere friendships. Henry considered his host families the same as his own family. It was nice to hear all about the traditions and care they took on behalf of Henry. It was certainly a trip of a lifetime!"---Regina

"Hello, I want you to know how wonderful the trip was for Tyler and how excited he is to apply to the year long program. Tyler loved the trip. The trip was well organized, properly chaperoned, and had a high quality of learning involved. Tyler appreciated having homework and deadlines because it helped him manage his learning. He thought everyone worked hard to provide a educational and cultural experience. It is an amazing program that should be offered to students in Maine. I hope more students will take this great opportunity."---Jennifer

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About the Program:
Confucius Classroom at the Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine and Bangor Chinese School through Hanban provides certain amounts of scholarships for eligible middle school and high school students to learn Chinese language and experience Chinese culture by first hand in China during the summer of 2018. This is a language immersion program. Confucius Classroom at CLCCM and Bangor Chinese School encourages Chinese learners with a passion for learning the language, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply.

There is such an overwhelming amount of positive feedback every year for this study and travel in China program, that Confucius Classroom at CLCCM and Bangor Chinese School have decided to continue to offer this program in the summer of 2018.

This language-focused program will provide an opportunity for selected students to study and travel in China with the tuition to be paid. It will also provide support for travel, historical site visitation, cultural events, food and lodging. In terms of educational experience, the program provides Chinese language instruction in the morning and cultural activities in the afternoon, and stay with host family in the evening if possible. Immersion in the Chinese language will be an essential part of this program and homestay will provide students with an opportunity to experience the hospitality, immersion language environment and culture of the people.

July 16-August 4, 2018

Beijing, Xi'an, and Kuitun of Xinjiang

Number of scholarships:

Host Institutes:
Heilongjiang Education Center for International Exchange, Harbin and Kuitun Future English School, Kuitun, Xinjiang

Eligibility Requirements:
• US Citizen
• Currently enrolled in middle school or high school at time of application
• Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
• Although previous language study is not a requirement, pre-departure intensive language training required

To apply the program, please download the Application Form and return the completed application form to: CC at CLCCM/Bangor Chinese School Scholarship, 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401. First come first serve will be applied to receive the scholarship, so please apply it as soon as possible. The deposit will be returned in full if your child is not accepted by the committee. The deposit will not be returned if you cancelled your application after you were accepted by the program.

Media report:

  • 2014/08/05 Our Students Study Chinese and Experience Chinese Culture in Huangshi, China
  • 2014/07/11 Students bringing a piece of Bangor to sister city in Harbin, China
  • 2012/02/27 Chinese exchange program expands for students, teachers, principals in Maine

  • 2011/08/07 我在冰城有个“家” (Our NSLI-Y's Students in Harbin, China)

  • For More Information:
    Phone: 207-990-0710
    Fax: 207-990-5158
    Email: jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Address: 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401