2018 Delegation of American Education Administrators


 

1. Mission

To enhance the understanding of American educational administrators, and Chinese language teachers about the Chinese educational system, to boost the Chinese language/culture education in American schools, and establish the partnership between Chinese schools and American schools, the Confucius Institute at MTSU invites 10 American educational administrators to attend the 2017 Delegation of American Educational Administrators (2018 DAEA) hosted this summer in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing China.

2. Hosts and Co-Hosts

  • Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)
  • Hangzhou Normal University (HNU)
  • Middle Tennessee State University

3. Places

Beijing – Hangzhou – Shanghai                                                            

DAEA will fly to Beijing, and stay in Shanghai for 2 nights. Then take a train to Hangzhou, and stay in Hangzhou for 4-5 days. Finally, ride a shuttle to Shanghai, and stay for 1-2 days before flying back to the States.

4. Itinerary (TBD) The following is an example only as dates may change slightly. 

Starting from June 10 (from Nashville to Beijing), coming back from Shanghai to America on June 19, a total of 10 days, visiting Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing.

Date

Time

City

Place

Activity

Saturday, 06/10

PM

Nashville - Beijing

 

Arrival (6/11)

Monday, 06/12

 

Beijing

Hanban

Great Wall

Official Visit

 

 

Culture Visit

Tuesday, 06/13

 

Beijing

Forbidden City

Culture Visit

Wednesday, 06/14

 

Beijing to Hangzhou

HNU

Campus Tour & university activities

Thursday, 06/15

 

Hangzhou

HNU K-12 Education Officials

Official Visit

Friday, 06/16

 

Hangzhou

Schools visits

Official Visit

 

 

School visit

Official Visit

Saturday, 06/17

 

Hangzhou

West Lake

Culture Visit

 

Museums

Friday, 06/18

AM

Hangzhou

 

On the Road

PM

Shanghai

Pearl Tower

Cultural Visit

Saturday,

6/19

AM

Shanghai - Nashville

 

Airport

Departure

 (subject to change)

5. Participant Requirements

  • Educational administrators in Tennessee or “Key Teacher”
  • In good health and suitable for international travel
  • Interested in bettering the educational opportunities for students

6. Procedures for Application

  • Participants should RSVP on or before February 15th, through e-mail/phone call to Mike Novak at Michael.novak@mtsu.edu or 615-904-8127
  • Participants should mail a package before March 10, 2017 with
    • Liability Release/Waiver Form
    • A copy of participant’s passport
    • Final RSVP form

7. Cost

  • The estimated cost of this trip is $2000/person, which covers international airfares and visa fees. The participant is responsible for their airfare and visa.
  • Hanban will pay all in-China expenses. 

8. Numbers of Participants

The total number of the delegation will be no more than 10 people. Mr. Michael Novak, the Assistant Director of the Confucius Institute at MTSU, and/or Yingzhen Zhao (Jack), the Associate Director, will be leader of the delegation.

 

For more information, please contact:

Michael Novak

Michael.novak@mtsu.edu

Office line: 615-904-8127

Cell: 615-653-2977

Confucius Institute

P.O. Box 114, Peck Hall 106

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Phone: 615‐494-8696

cimtsu@mtsu.edu