2015 Summer Institute on China: Registration Open!

Program Dates: June 23 – July 15, 2015 (tentative)

A gateway to the Pacific Rim, California's historic, economic, and cultural ties to Asia date back to the early 1800s. As China’s economic and political influence rise on the world stage, future California leaders will need the tools to develop new partnerships and leverage the relationships that began centuries before.

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies, UCLA Confucius Institute, San Mateo County Office of EducationShanghai Jiao Tong University, the 2015 Summer Institute on China program is a unique educational opportunity open to all California middle and high school teachers from any discipline.  The Institute, which began in 2007, is an intensive three-week program that combines lectures by university faculty and cultural experts, discussions, instructional strategy planning, curriculum development, an introduction to Chinese language, and the opportunity to explore China firsthand. This year selected teachers will participate in a pre-travel orientation in Los Angeles hosted by the UCLA Confucius Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute before traveling to China for continued training as guests of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  Under the theme "China as a Cultural Crossroads," the 2015 Institute will include visits to Xi'an and Dunhuang (Mogao Caves) along the Silk Road, as well as stopovers in Shanghai and Beijing, China's modern economic and political capitals.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015 or until filled

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Program Contact: Ms. KJ Wiliams, San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City, CA 94065, kwilliams@smcoe.org