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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Summer Camp

6th July to 17th July 2020  

Together with the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, we will be providing the opportunity for students to take part in a summer camp in Shanghai. The programme provides students with the chance to discover the economy, culture, language and history of China today. The programme runs for 2 weeks from 6th July 2020 to 17th July 2020.

Students will spend two weeks in Shanghai, including a weekend in Hangzhou (described by many as 'Heaven on Earth'). You will learn about the China of today; attend cultural performances, such as Chinese opera and acrobatics; go on excursions, such as to the Liuhe Pagoda and the West Lake (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in Hangzhou, and Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai; study Chinese language; participate in Chinese cultural activities, such as Tai Chi as well as many more. 

Requirements: Students must complete a 20hr Chinese Mandarin course (plus 20hrs self study) followed by a HSK assessment which will be provided for by the QMUL Confucius Institute as part of the programme (dates tbc). No previous knowledge of Chinese Mandarin is required to particpate in this. This opportunity is open to all students.

Cost: around £1100 (price subject to change depending on flight and visa costs). This will include: return flights from London to China; travel insurance & visa; internal transportation; accommodation; 3 meals a day; scheduled excursions; cultural performances; guest speakers; Mandarin language & culture classes; pre-departure HSK exam & preparation classes in London.

Once you pay the deposit (£375, which is refundable upon successful completion of the summer camp) you are automatically registered and guaranteed a place. There are no other requirements. There are only 16 places and it’s on a first come basis. 

You can register here by making payment.

The deadline for applications is 22nd March 2020.

or email for further details.

This is open to all QMUL students and staff and to non-QMUL aged 18+. You can see what the students got up to in our last Summer Camp on our blog.

See what our previous summer campers got up to:

China summer camp 2016 video  

summer camp 2017

summer camp 2018