International Summer Program of LZU is designed to understand unique charm of Chinese language and culture and explore the Silk Road in particular for international students. Participants will be offered the opportunity to understand China's unique geographical environment and spirit, and meet talents worldwide.
The Chinese civilization is famous for its long history and splendid culture. The Silk Road, winding across the western part of China, is a legendary trade route expanding from China to the capital of Roman Empire. There are many historical and cultural sites on the Silk Road, which has become the great heritage of mankind. Traveling along the ancient Silk Road, you can visit its ruins and classical architecture, discover its mystery and explore Islamic and Buddhist civilizations.
Gansu province, the birthplace of the Chinese nationality and splendid Chinese culture, lies in the golden section of the Silk Road. Within the boundaries of the province, one can find a great variety of valuable historical and cultural heritages: the ancient great wall and passes, towers, pagodas and steles, along with the splendid grottoes, temples and rich historical relics. Apart from the unique cultural resources of the ethnic groups (Tibetan, Hui, Yugu, Baoan and Sala), the marvelous landscape also attracts a flow of tourists from home and abroad.
In order to make applicants abroad learn something about Chinese history, culture and enjoy scenic landscape of Northwest China, we have launched the program of “Summer Exploration in the Northwest of China”.
The summer program is planned to start from the mid July to early August, which consists of 3-week (30-hour) intensive Chinese language training, including classroom teaching, English lectures given by professors and scholars on the various topics about the rich cultural legacy of Chinese West, and the various extracurricular activities around the neighboring areas of Lanzhou city, as well as field trips along the 1,200-mile Hexi Corridor, the golden section of the Silk Road. Participants can also visit the ancient passes, towers, pagodas, steles, temples, along with the splendid grottoes and rich historical relics which attract flows of tourists from home and abroad.
During this program, you will get access to the rich and colorful cultures of the northwestern Chinese, including Tibetans and many other minorities, and enjoy the marvelous landscape.
Jiayu Pass and Dunhuang (3 days program)
Jiayu Pass is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China, and Mogao Grottoes is the best known Chinese Buddhist Grottoes. You will get the chance to experience the two historic treasures which were classified as World Heritage by UNESO.
Xiahe (2 days program)
Xiahe is a small, lively town situated in a valley of the Ganan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. There are Tibetan, Han and Hui (Muslim), making it a good place to met people of different ethnic groups in Northwest China.
1. LZU Nomination Form
2. Completed Application Form
4. Photocopy of Passport
Nomination and Application Deadline
How to apply
The application documents should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the application materials have to be sent through the corresponding office or person of your university.
For more information, please click Summer School.