Exploring Chinese Culture & Language

Monday, July 12th - Thursday, July 15th
Application Deadline: June 15th
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The Program:
This course is open to students ages 15-18 and will teach Mandarin Chinese verbally and in writing. The course explores Chinese history and culture through hands-on study, such as calligraphy writing, ink painting, and Tai Chi practice.

  • Explore Chinese Language and Culture.
  • Learn from anywhere.
  • Take real, fascinating college courses at AU and experience, in advance, the unique Chinese language in AU Modern Language Division and Chinese Music Courses in AU Performing Arts Division.
  • Study with native Chinese teachers and AU Chinese language students. Get a head start on Mandarin Chinese language and explore Chinese culture, both traditional and modern.
  • Students will receive a free package of supplies.

Daisy Wu is Visiting Professor of Music in Alfred University's Performing Arts Division and is the Director of the Confucius Institute at Alfred University. Katie Wang, Visiting Professor of Chinese, will co-direct this virtual camp.

You will attend classes and discussions via an online, virtual platform. Further information, including a detailed program schedule and online platform details, will be sent upon acceptance.

The cost is $100. A deposit of $50 is required.

How To Apply:
We are partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper information.

To gain access to our online application, please use the following link (we support the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari):

Camp Registration Portal (CampDoc)
CampDoc Registration Instructions

Acceptance Next Steps:
The program director will evaluate all applications and determine who will be accepted. Acceptance and non-acceptance notifications will be sent via email. Once campers are accepted, they will be directed to pay the camp tuition and will be provided with the official schedule and online platform information. Any questions should be directed to Daisy Wu.

Morning, PART I
9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Announcements and a survey to China and Mandarin Chinese
9:35 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. BREAK
9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Chinese Language class: Greetings and Self-introduction
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK

Morning, PART II
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hands-on Culture Workshop: Chinese Characters & Calligraphy
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon, PART I
1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Chinese Culture Class: Traditional Chinese Music
2:10 a.m. - 2:20 a.m. BREAK
2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Chinese Language Class: Numbers in Chinese
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. BREAK
3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. College Students Learning Experience Sharing: by students from AU Chinese language class.

Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week learning more about a favorite subject and meeting other students who share your interests.

Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.