Summer Camp in China (2019)


  • Confucius Institute in Quebec (Dawson College)
  • Beijing Normal University, Confucius Institute Headquarters in China


  • Group A: July 7-20, 2019
    (Camp opening/registration on July 7, Camp closing on July 20)
  • Group B: August 11-24, 2019
    (Camp opening/registration on August 11, Camp closing on August 24)


  • Beijing & Shanghai, China


  • 18 classroom hours of Chinese language learning, including reading, writing, speaking and listening (students will be grouped in different levels). At the end of the class sessions, students will be tested and certificates will be issued to those who pass.
  • 7 classroom hours of cultural learning, including an introduction to Chinese culture (Taiji, Calligraphy, paper cutting and Chinese painting, etc.)
  • 40 hours of cultural experiences in Beijing and Shanghai, including visits to historic sites, famous museums and shows.


  • The Confucius Institute in Quebec will pay all accommodation and transportation costs during the camp period in China. Students will be responsible for the cost of round trip International airfare from Canada to China. The approximate cost of airfare during the months of July and August is roughly between $1 300 to $1 600 Canadian dollars. Student must also pay for their medical insurance expenses.
  • Summer Camp in China Application fee.

Deadline for applying: January 31, 2019


  • Participants must be 15 years of age and older;
  • Participants must fill out an application form and pay the application fee e by cash or cheque;
  • Participants must be in good health and fit for long distance international travel;
  • Participants must exhibit tolerance and openness to different cultures;
  • Applicants must provide their history of Chinese language learning. Priority will be given to those students who studied Chinese at Dawson College.

Contact for Information:

Ms. Limin Chen
Room 4A.0
Office of Confucius Institute in Quebec
Dawson College
Phone: 514-931-8731, local 3208

Reference information:

Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Beijing Normal University grew out of the Faculty of Education of Capital Metropolitan University, which was established in 1902 and initiated teacher training in Chinese higher education. Having gone through many changes over the decades leading up to the 1980s, Beijing Normal University has moved into the new age of rapid development and is now the epitome of the development of modern teacher training and higher education in China.

In over a century of development, Beijing Normal University has become a comprehensive and research-intensive university with program offerings in the sciences, the humanities, teacher education and educational science.

The University has over 24,500 full-time students, including 10,000 undergraduates, almost 13,000 graduates and over 1,500 long-term international students. The campus has 3 faculties, 23 schools and colleges, 2 departments and 10 research institutes (centers). BNU’s impressive library boasts over 4.65 million volumes.

Beijing Normal University attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation. At present, the university has established cooperative ties with some 500 universities and international organizations from more than 30 countries and regions and has conducted student exchange programs with over 100 universities in Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., the U.S.A., and more. BNU has jointly established 8 Confucius Institutes with partner universities in Europe and North America, such as those at San Francisco State University (CA, U.S.A.), the University of Manchester (UK), University of Oklahoma (OK, U.S.A.), Dawson College (Quebec, Canada), Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Macerata (Italy), College of William and Mary (VA, U.S.A.), and Tufts University (MA, U.S.A.). The University has more than 4,700 long-term and short-term international students from 135 countries and regions, where 78.5% of the long-term international student population are degree-seeking.

Visit BNU’s webpage to learn more:

Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban

As a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban provides Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide and is committed to fulfilling the needs of foreign Chinese learners and contributing to the development of multiculturalism in helping to build a more harmonious world.

The functions of the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban includes: establishing policies and development plans for promoting Chinese language internationally;  supporting Chinese language programs at educational institutions of various types and levels around the world; drafting international Chinese teaching standards to develop and promote Chinese language teaching materials.

Visit Hanban’s webpage to learn more: