2019 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:
Bangor Chinese School through partners in China provides the program 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 2019. This is a language immersion program. We encourage 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 Bangor Chinese School has decided to continue to offer this program in the summer of 2019.

This is language and culture focused program. It will provide an opportunity for selected students to study and travel in China with partial or full tuition to be covered by the scholarships. 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 15-August 3, 2019

Not finalized yet. Probably Beijing and Chengdu/Yinchuan/Dunhuang (Silk Road).

Number of spaces:

Host Institutes:
Heilongjiang Education Center for International Exchange, Harbin

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

The scholarships will provide an opportunity for selected students to study and travel in China with partial or full tuition to be covered. The scholarships may also provide partial support to host family fees, airfare/train tickets between cities in China; transportation and entrance tickets during historical site visitations and cultural events; lodging, transportation and food costs when don't stay with host family. The scholarships can cover up to $3,000 costs in China. It will not cover any spending outside of China.

Participant co-pay:
The difference between the program fees and scholarship. Plus international airtickets, passport and a single entry China visa fees. The co-pay is due by May 1, 2019. The co-pay can't be refunded after international airtickets were purchased or after May 1, 2019, whatever comes first.

To apply the program, please download the Application Form and return the completed application form to: Bangor Chinese School, 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401. First come first serve will be applied to receive the progra, 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