2023 Summer in China

The 2023 programme has been canceled.

▲ Please stay tuned for updates on the 2024 programme.

After three years of suspension, we are excited to announce that the well sought-after 12-day study trip is back: 2023 Summer in China, a programme that provides generous subsidies for successful applicants.

You get a chance to visit 2 cities: Harbin and Beijing alonside your Mandarin classes. The trip include exploring historic sites, enabling you to immerse in and get a deep understanding of Chinese culture.

Check out the application reuqirments and complete the Google Forms by Friday, 28 April 2023.

Please click here to preview the preliminary itinerary for the 2023 trip.

CITCM offers generous subsidies which will cover the majority of basic and moderate costs of the participants’ stay in China.

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Language classes at one of our partner universities
  • Entry fees to listed tourist sites
  • Organised intramural transport
  • Organised train or flight journey(s) between Harbin and Beijing

Participants will be required to cover the following costs independently.

  • Visa application fees
  • International travelling (approximately £1,100-£1,500 for a round-trip flight ticket from London to Beijing)

You must meet the following requirements:

1. Identity requirement:

- HSK students: complete a full HSK course at CITCM and hold an HSK1 or higher certificate


- Registered members of the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance UK (CAHMA)

2. Hold a non-Chinese citizenship

CITCM holds all rights to finalise the list of successful applicants.

You will be informed whether your application is successful or you are placed on the waiting list by 31 May.

Applications for the 2023 Summer in China programme will remain open until Friday, 28 April 2023.

Application Procedures

Application Page (direct to Google Forms)

"The advice I would give other students is - join the Mandarin classes and come to China, it is an unforgettable experience!" (Yessica Lerma)

"Summer in China was an amazing experience! I gained a good understanding of Chinese culture and language which, as a law graduate, could help to open many doors within the legal field" (Caroline Agyemang).

"The Summer in China Trip was amazing and completely exceeded my expectations. What at first was a random decision to embark upon the HSK course, later turned into some of the most memorable moments in my life!" (Simranjit Singh Digpal)

"Highlights of the trip included learning about Beijing and Harbin. The most valuable aspect of the trip was learning Mandarin in China and being able to practice it with native speakers" (Claire Taylor).

"The experience was amazing. My expectations were surpassed" (Ronny Cruz).

"I wanted to travel in China, meet local students and visit some of China's tourist attractions. Having the opportunity to meet the local students in China was amazing! Going to the Great Wall was also fantastic! (Mohammed Juber Ahmed).

"Participating in this trip will help to enhance my employability because it broadened my way of thinking, improved my communication skills and helped my confidence" (Aaliya Ali).

"My highlights included climbing the Great Wall of China, bargaining in the markets in Beijing, interacting with the locals and getting to know the students and staff at Heilongjiang University for TCM. I thoroughly enjoyed learning taichi fan and using nun-chucks! I've met and made amazing new friends! (Joan Mwangi-Smith).

Yessica Lerma Case Study

Teneka Miller Case Study

Simranjit Singh Digpal Case Study