University Summer Camp - Overview




The Star Exchange University Summer Camp is a perfect opportunity to combine holidays, culture and language classes. You will receive Mandarin lessons at a prestigious university, and you can take part in various cultural activities. This year’s focus lies on Chinese Business Culture.




A Brief Overview




  •         The University Summer Camp takes place from the 16th of May 2016 until the 5th of June 2016.
  •         Focus: Chinese Business Culture
  •         You should be at least 18 years old. If you are not 18, yet, a grown-up has to accompany you.
  •         Accommodation: Twin rooms (
  •         Additional services (E.g. single room, individual Mandarin lessons etc.) can be booked for an additional fee
  •         Closing date for applications: 15th of March 2016
  •         Contact: (Nicole)











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Our Star Exchange University Summer Camp 2016 takes place in Chongqing. Chongqing is located in the Southwest China at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing, and with 30.8 million inhabitants it is the world’s largest city. After the fall of Nanjing in the Second Sino -Japanese War, it has been from 1938 – 1945 the temporary capital of the Republic of China. Chongqing is referred to as "the mountain city" because the entire city is surrounded by mountains, which makes it simultaneously a city of many bridges. Particularly appreciated is its mild climate, which allows for the harvest of fresh vegetables even in the winter months. Particularly impressive are the well preserved Buddhist Dazu rocks close to Chongqing. Here over 50,000 statues were carved into the rock from the Tang Dynasty on. In another war, but equally impressive is the adjacent Three Gorges National Park and the Three Gorges Dam itself.







This year’s partner university is the Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), one of the most prestigious universities in the region. Asides the language classes you can join many cultural activities, e.g. a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony or an introduction into Chinese Martial Arts.


About 35,000 students are enrolled at the CTBU, and the university covers an area of over 450 acres within South Central Chongqing. On the campus you can find numerous restaurants, sport facilities, a theater, a cinema and much more.