China study tours
In conjunction with our partner Chongqing University, the Confucius Institute offers various study tours to China, such as the ACSF and the Chinese Language Teachers Study Tour.
Australia-China Student Forum
Established in 2007, the Australia-China Student Forum (ACSF) is a long-standing program with a strong reputation. The Confucius Institute is responsible for the annual student exchange program. Previously, the Confucius Institute partnered with the La Trobe University's Centre for China Studies in delivering this forum on an annual basis.
The in-country component usually runs from late November to mid-December, and the program is open to all La Trobe University students.
Chinese Language Teachers Study Tour
The most recent Chinese Language Teachers Study Tour was held during March and April of 2015. It was developed specifically for domestic Chinese language teachers. This tour offered participants an opportunity to refresh language teaching skills, share resources, observe classes in action, and engage in pedagogy-focused workshops and interactions with teachers from international schools in Chongqing.
Participants were also provided with the opportunity to explore the local culture of Chongqing, an important administrative municipality spearheading efforts to develop China's west, and visited regional sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage listed Dazu Rock Carvings.
Read our blog post on how the tour went.
Professional Development Program
The Institute also offers regular study tour programs for communities external to the University.
Whether supporting our domestic Chinese language teachers to refresh their language and cultural skills, supporting knowledge acquisition that complements the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, or providing cultural and learning experiences relevant for young professionals, be sure to check our program site or contact us to express a study tour topic of interest.