Nebraska Confucius Institute: Education Abroad
Education abroad experiences help Nebraskans learn more about a country on the other side of the world. Opportunities to visit China are provided to high school and college students and Nebraska educators. Study abroad experiences help visitors learn more how Chinese culture and how much America and China have in common.
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[00:00:04.440]The Confucius Institute
[00:00:05.821]opens the world to Nebraskans.
[00:00:08.899]We have master degree programs in China.
[00:00:11.491]We also have one year study abroad
[00:00:14.659]in China for language study.
[00:00:16.323]We also offer for high school students
[00:00:18.804]the China Bridge Summer Camp,
[00:00:20.871]in which high school kids go for a two week
[00:00:23.327]intensive Chinese language course in China,
[00:00:25.768]while also traveling.
[00:00:27.529]I just loved everything, the food, and the people
[00:00:30.911]and I met so many great people.
[00:00:33.225]Hopefully in the future I plan on teaching English
[00:00:35.176]as a second language, so I think that having background
[00:00:38.804]in really any languages is gonna help me later.
[00:00:41.601]We actually provide scholarships
[00:00:42.999]for American student to take classes in China,
[00:00:45.876]language classes, specifically,
[00:00:47.856]so that they can get the room and board
[00:00:50.876]and tuitions are paid.
[00:00:52.403]During my time in China,
[00:00:53.523]I studied at Xi'an Jiaotong University.
[00:00:56.274]And after learning Chinese
[00:00:57.683]and being awarded the scholarship and traveling to China,
[00:01:00.958]I just realized what I'm really capable of.
[00:01:03.241]How I can help bridge culture
[00:01:05.865]and people through language.
[00:01:09.224]I was very pleased and delighted and honored
[00:01:11.529]to have been selected to be the political leader
[00:01:17.193]on the educator's program tour.
[00:01:19.486]The whole thing was totally captivating
[00:01:22.857]and eye-opening and life-changing.
[00:01:26.983]By working together and understand each other actually
[00:01:32.702]there will be less conflicts, but more opportunities.
[00:01:36.439]I've led two groups of students that have gone over.
[00:01:38.785]I think it's a great experience for students
[00:01:40.620]to become immersed in the language, in the culture,
[00:01:44.919]and to see the other side of the world.
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