Any plans for the summer? Want to spend it in China’s top university learning Chinese and cruising Beijing? The World of Chinese has teamed up with Tsinghua University, Yale and Sinolingua Publishing House to offer ten enthusiastic Chinese language learners a scholarship to jump-start their Chinese.
The scholarship will let you take a four week intensive Chinese beginner language course “Summer Encounters”. This short program combines the Chinese-language teaching expertise of Tsinghua University faculty with a cutting-edge curriculum developed by renowned professors Cynthia Y. Ning of the University of Hawaii and John S. Montanaro of Yale University. Though the course is not simple, its more effective than traditional rote-learning methods of learning Chinese -it’s more fun too!
In partnership with Sinolingua and Tsinghua, we are offering ten full scholarships for this summer’s course. Winning candidates will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience to deeply immerse themselves into Chinese language and culture. During the month at “Summer Encounters”, you will live, sleep, and breathe Chinese.
“I studied in Tsinghua University’s summer intensive program in 1995 and I know that this course will test student’s mettle, but in the words of the famous Chinese Professor Donald Gibbs: ‘without pressure there would be no diamonds’.” says Sinolingua spokesman and Summer Encounters Coordinator David Harris.
Tsinghua University is one of best universities in China. Located near Wudaokou, its campus is both picturesque and set right near the heart of China’s ‘Silicon Valley’, the neighboring Zhongguancun tech park.
To participate in this competition and earn your full-tuition scholarship, put down your beer and send your kick-ass, cool, and creative essay/video to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2014:
Please briefly describe your current Chinese level and write an essay in English (500 word maximum) explaining why you are the most appropriate candidate for this full-tuition scholarship* and the value that it will bring to your life (alternatively, you can up your game and submit a 2 minute video in English responding to the same prompt, maximum 10 megabytes).
* Students are responsible for food, transportation, lodging and timely visa applications (if applicable).
If you set your mind to something, you can achieve anything!
UPDATE: The contact email previously listed was incorrect, the correct email contact to submit your information for the contest is email@example.com.
In order to be eligible for the contest, students must be at least 18 years old. Applicants must speak English and be able to attend classes in Beijing. The “Summer Encounters” class runs from July 21st to August 15th.