Invitation to apply for scholarship to China International Summer Camp

March 3, 2010

china photoAll SILS students are invited to apply for a scholarship to China for an international summer camp that will be hosted by Wuhan University from July 11 to 17, 2010.

The Contest of Information Literacy Knowledge and Competency for International Students will be held on July 13, 2010. The theme of the Contest is "To Foster the Leaders for the Future Information Profession."

This venue is a part of the First International University Student Exchange Camp, which will be organized by the Wuhan University Student Association, the International Affairs Office and other department and faculties involved at the University, and will take place on campus at Wuhan University. The activities of the Camp also include: the Academic Report on Polar Scientific Expedition and International Collegiate Contest, the Contest of Business Case Analysis of International Students, the Happy Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Seminar and Invitational, the Chinese Paper-cut Art workshops, the Traditional Chinese Silk Workshops, the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Workshops, the Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and Workshops and the Cultural Tour of Three Gorges.

Airfare and accommodations are provided for the student selected for the scholarship. For officially accepted participants of the Contest, Wuhan University will be responsible for all the local expenses during the Contest event, and their tour of Three Gorges, which includes:

(1) accommodation costs;
(2) transportation costs;
(3) the expenses of business conduction;
(4) tickets for tourists;
(5) basic personal accident insurance coverage for short-term travel (insurance needs to be approved by the policyholder himself).

To be considered for this award, please submit the application and a 500 word essay that explains how the experience at Wuhan will contribute to your future career, to Michael Penny at or stop by Manning Hall Room 100 to drop off a hard copy by 5 p.m. March 15, 2010.

For more information about the program and for details on each of the Gorges, please click here.

Best of luck!