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June 04, 2009

Chinese Summer Camp - Free to Students Grades 9-12

Please note that as of June 15, 2009, application deadline has been extended to June 24, and that graduating high school seniors are now welcome to apply.

General Information:
The WSU China Corps Summer Camp is a three-week Chinese language and culture enrichment program for high school students in Southeast Michigan. Classes and activities will involve Chinese language instruction and cultural activities ranging from tai chi and ping pong to calligraphy and paper folding. The program, which will run this year from August 3 – August 21, brings high school students with one to three years of Chinese instruction together with Chinese language teachers to share in the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in a university setting.

Students accepted into the program receive:
* lunch every Thursday
* school supplies
* bus tickets if requested
* a China Corps t-shirt
* access to WSU facilities such as libraries and language labs

Students in the program are expected to attend on time and fully all program days from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from August 3-21.

Students must:
1. be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the Fall, 2009
2. be currently enrolled in a southeast Michigan school
3. have finished 1-4 years of Chinese language instruction (we do not recommend this program for heritage speakers)
4. be committed to the goal of learning to speak, read, and write Chinese and willing to work hard to achieve that goal
5. be willing and able to exercise behavior appropriate to a University program.

Tuition is free to all students, thanks to funding from Wayne State University and Hanban: Chinese Language Council International, and the contributions of foundations, corporations and individuals.

How to Apply:
Students should mail completed applications to:
The WSU China Corps Summer Camp
Confucius Institute
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward, Suite 11204
Detroit, MI 48202
Applications may also be dropped off at: Wayne State University
5057 Woodward, Suite 11204

A map of Wayne State and parking information are available at www.mathcorps.org.
*Faxes will not be accepted.
**NOTE: Schools or teachers may submit their students’ applications as a group.

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 or until all spots are filled.
Selected students will be notified by Tuesday, June 30.

For additional information, contact Dr. John Brender, Director of the Wayne State University Confucius Institute, at 313-577-3035 or visit our website at www.clas.wayne.edu/ci

The WSU China Corps stands on the belief that all children have a unique and special greatness within them, and that through hard work, a commitment to excellence, and a dedication to learning – combined with the support of a caring community – this greatness can be realized.

In keeping with the China Corps’ determination to help each and every one of its students find his or her own particular greatness, we ask that the following rules and regulations be observed:

1. All students are expected to attend the program every day, in accordance with the program schedule. An absence caused by illness, family emergency, or other unexpected and/or unavoidable event may be excused, if prompt notification of the circumstances is given to the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator has sole authority for deciding whether any absence should be excused or not. In any case, no matter what the reason, no more than three (3) absences will be excused. Family vacations, reunions, and other similar outings conflict with the program’s goals, and so will not be seen as reasons to excuse an absence. Any unexcused absence is grounds for dismissal.

2. All students must be on time every day. An incident of lateness caused by an unexpected and/or unavoidable event may be excused, if prompt notification of the circumstances is given to the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator has sole authority for deciding whether any lateness should be excused or not. Any unexcused lateness is grounds for dismissal.

3. All homework assignments are expected to be completed and turned in on time.

4. Failure to complete assignments as required is grounds for dismissal.

5. All participants are to treat each other with respect and courtesy and are to maintain proper behavior at all times, consistent with being part of a university program. Behavior that fails to meet the standards of the WSU China Corps is grounds for dismissal.

Posted by zzhu at June 4, 2009 10:39 AM