The announcement of the 2014 Chinese Bridge Delegation


The College Board is pleased to announce the 2014 Chinese Bridge Delegation, a weeklong program in China to help educators start or strengthen their institution's Chinese programs and partnerships. Highlights include school visits, cultural activities and educational workshops. Leaders from K-12 institutions are invited to apply for this unique educational trip to China as guests of Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).

The delegation provides an opportunity to:

  • Visit Chinese K-12 schools , meet with Chinese educators, observe classes and interact with students
  • Establish meaningful partnerships with Chinese education institutions and network with U.S. colleagues
  • Attend presentations on best practices and gather resources to build and support Chinese language and culture programs
  • Experience China firsthand and marvel at the rich traditional culture set against stunning modern development

November 5–13, 2014

Who is eligible?

Selection priority will be given to:

  • K-12 district administrators, school leaders, and other education decision-makers actively seeking to develop new/expanded Chinese programs. Selected participants are expected to be actively involved in, and able to speak about, their institution's efforts to build or expand a Chinese language and culture program.

Multiple applicants from the same institution will be considered but each applicant is required to submit an individual application.


First-time participants and former delegates are welcome to apply. All applications are subject to individual review and approval and compliance with applicable laws.

Cost to delegates

Participants are responsible for a $900 non-refundable registration fee, and the following costs:

  • US domestic travel to a designated international hub airport.
  • International travel insurance
  • US passport application fees

What is included?

The following costs are covered by the program:

  • International round-trip air tickets to Beijing from designated U.S. hub cities (delegates will be assigned and notified of their U.S. hub city for international departure on group flights)
  • Travel costs in China, including hotel accommodations, group meals, tour guides and admission tickets and local and inter-city transportation costs
  • Chinese tourist visa fees

Do I need a passport?

Yes! Delegates are required to have a valid passport with at least six (6) months validity from the date of departure (i.e., with an expiration date of May 6, 2015, or later). Proof of a valid passport will be required to confirm participation of selected applicants.


If you do not have a valid passport, please obtain one immediately. For more information, please visit

How can I apply to join the Delegation?

Although the priority application deadline was Aug. 4, 2014, applications will be accepted until the final deadline of August 25, 2014. Submit your online application for the 2014 Chinese Bridge Delegation.

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