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Jiangsu Global Student Program—China

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Opportunity overview

The Department of Education International in collaboration with Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange is offering eligible, high-performing students an opportunity to be immersed in Chinese language and culture. Year 10 students will be selected from across Queensland to undertake a fully-funded program in Jiangsu and experience a unique program that includes language-learning through immersion in formal classes, cultural activities and visits to sites of historical and cultural significance.

This program targets students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience another culture in an international environment.

Program details

  • 2-week program.
  • The program is open to 15 Queensland state high school students in Year 10  and provides the opportunity for students to experience a different culture and improve their language skills.
  • Two teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the duration of the program.
  • Accommodation is provided, including dormitory style, hotel style and twin share.
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided in an information session or workshop, which the successful students and their families are required to attend.
  • Teacher chaperones will be required to assist with the tour planning, selection of students and pre/post-program tasks.
  • Students must have parental/guardian consent to submit an application.
  • Student applications need to be submitted via the school and only 2 student applications per school will be accepted.

Program inclusions

  • Return airfares
  • Land travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Visa (if required)

Key dates

Application period: Applications open in October (the year before travel).

Travel period: September to October 2020 (September school holidays).

Application

For students

Applications for Year 10 Queensland state school students (PDF, 547KB) who are studying Chinese (Mandarin) in the year of travel are now open. Applications close Wednesday 29 April 2020.

For teachers

Applications for registered teachers (PDF, 545KB) from a Queensland (state) school are now open. Chinese (Mandarin) language teachers are encouraged to apply. Applications close Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Contact

Global Opportunities
Global Engagement Unit
DE International
Phone: (07) 3513 5756
Email: global.opportunities@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 17 January 2020