RISH Chinese Summer Camp

RISH Chinese Learning Center

Why choose RISH Chinese Learning Center?

RISH (Real In SHanghai) Chinese Learning Center is based in Shanghai China, an internationally recognized company providing educational programs in China focusing on Chinese language teaching, cultural exchange, traveling and global perspectives for students worldwide. We are committed to promoting Chinese culture, as well as making Chinese language learning more fun and more convenient for kids and teenagers from all over the world. We hope to share Chinese language and culture with young people of different nationalities worldwide, by designing unique programs to provide them with insights into this country. We have years of reputation in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, innovative and effective teaching methods, highly qualified teachers with rich experience in Chinese education.



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Yes, I recommend this program

Thanks to RISH summer camp, highly recommended!

Unlike other Mandarin learning summer camps, RISH provides a truly language-immersive experience. My daughter participated in RISH's Chinese summer camp this year, and her overall assessment of RISH is excellent.
Accommodation: RISH provides accommodation in a standard hotel located within a university campus, giving me a sense of security as Chinese campuses are typically enclosed.
Free laundry service: RISH's complimentary laundry service is the best. My daughter has participated in other summer camps where she had to do her own laundry or bring enough changes of clothes. RISH's laundry service perfectly solves this problem.
Extensive choises for meals: My daughter is very satisfied with the camp's food because the variety of choices. Additionally, during each outing, she can indulge in various snacks and bubble milk tea.
Transportation for outings and tours: RISH provides their own buses for every outing. Upon her arrival at Shanghai airport, the camp's teachers picked her up, and after the camp, they personally accompanied her to the airport to see her off. These outstanding services are beyond my imagination!
Most importantly, RISH's Chinese teaching level is excellent. Through the small class lessons during the camp, my daughter has made significant progress in Chinese listening and speaking. She finds learning Chinese more enjoyable now. Thanks to RISH summer camp, highly recommended!

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Impressive summer camp and amazing experience!

RISH Summer Camp is truly the only culturally immersive camp in China. My son has been learning Chinese for three years, and I spent a long time searching for a suitable Chinese summer camp in China to provide him with a fully Chinese learning environment while experiencing Chinese culture. After comparing many camps, I chose RISH's Chinese summer camp in Shanghai. What impressed me the most is their free laundry service. Every few days, they collect the campers' clothes and send them to a professional laundry for cleaning and drying. This is crucial in summer, as the kids sweat a lot during daily activities and need to change into clean clothes every day. It's impossible for them to wash and dry their clothes on their own. I'm also very satisfied with their airport transfer service. The camp teachers personally pick up the students from the airport, and after the camp ends, they escort the children to the airport, help them with check-in, and accompany them through customs.
Additionally, the teaching quality at RISH Summer Camp is excellent. They start with a proficiency test and then divide the students into classes based on the results. Each class has no more than eight students. My child's class only has three students, ensuring that each student receives personalized attention. The teaching materials they use are specially designed for the summer camp and are very interesting. In 2024, RISH is organizing a new Beijing tour, and I am already considering enrolling my son.

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This summer camp is truly excellent!

We are Chinese living in Italy, and both my daughter and son participated in the RISH Chinese Summer Camp organized in Shanghai this year. Firstly, regarding the accommodation, it should be the best-equipped summer camp my children have ever attended. They stayed in a closed campus, which eliminated many safety risks. Secondly, the camp's meals were also diverse, featuring options like self-service restaurants and specialty eateries offering items such as xiaolongbao, dumplings, beef noodles, and various Chinese stir-fried dishes. Since my children are accustomed to Chinese cuisine, they really enjoyed the school's dining facilities. In addition, there were also familiar options like bugers and pizza, providing a variety of choices when they wanted a change from Chinese food.
During their outings, they even got to taste delicacies like Peking duck, hot pot, and Shanghai xiaolongbao. For kids who haven't been to China in four years, enjoying these authentic dishes made them very happy.
As for Chinese language learning, I am particularly concerned. My daughter's listening and speaking skills are already very good, but she needs to practice reading and writing. On the other hand, my younger son lags a bit behind in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, so they were placed in different classes. The teachers at RISH provided targeted reinforcement for their weaknesses, both in class and through homework. After three weeks of learning, there was a noticeable improvement in their language proficiency. During this period, they also made many new friends, which pleased me a lot.
This summer camp is truly excellent, not only in terms of rich content but also as a fantastic platform for children to meet peers from around the world. It broadens their horizons and experiences. I am very grateful for RISH's Chinese Summer Camp.

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Excellent Program!

RISH Chinese Summer Camp exceeded our expectations in every way. It provided an outstanding experience for our 15-year-old daughter at a fully supervised and enclosed camp on university campus. It not only enhanced her Chinese proficiency but also fostered independence and global connections with peers. The carefully crafted daily itinerary, blending Chinese language classes, cultural studies, and exciting field trips , showcased the camp's commitment to a holistic learning experience.
Our daughter returned with newfound friends, exciting memories, a keen interest in learning Chinese and a broader understanding of Chinese culture. RISH truly stands out as as an exceptional platform solving significant challenges for us as Chinese-origin parents abroad. Highly recommended for an unforgettable and educational summer experience in China!

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I recommend RISH Chinese Summer Camp

In 2023, my daughter participated in the RISH Chinese Summer Camp. One morning, after having breakfast, she realized that she had left an item worth $5000 in the dining hall. It wasn't until the afternoon that she discovered the item was missing. She immediately informed the lead counselor at RISH about the situation.

At that time all items from the breakfast table had already been disposed of in the garbage. Without hesitation, the RISH staff went to the garbage room for a thorough search. After several hours of careful search, they successfully located the item and returned it to my daughter.

Upon hearing my daughter's account, I was deeply moved. I must commend the teachers at RISH for their extraordinary dedication and responsibility towards the students in the summer camp. Their commitment ensured a positive resolution to the situation, and I believe that if this had happened elsewhere, the item might never have been found. I want to express my sincere thanks to the RISH summer camp team for organizing such an excellent Chinese summer camp!

  • Very nice teachers!
  • Location is excellent!
  • Interesting classes and activities!
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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Riley Jerome

Jerome is studying in the Hong Kong Interntional School. His home country is Deutschland. His second Language is Chinese Mandarin.
Riley Jerome

Why did you choose this program?

My brother has been to RISH Chinese summer camp two years ago. He liked this camp very much and he said that this summer camp was very helpful to improve his Chinese grades. Since my second language is also Chinese in the school, so he recommended our parents to send me to this summer camp this year.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The RISH staff Tina assisted a lot of things after we applied this program. For example: tuition payment guide, visa application, flight organization. Since my brother has been there one time, we did not have big problems. I just needed to pack my luggage according to the packing checklist that Tina sent to me.

When I arrived at Shanghai Pudong airport, the staff was already there. They had my picture so they did not have difficulty to find me.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

This summer camp is a collective life. Almost all activities are collective activities. And you will live with your roommate because two students share one room. In addition, in China, people eat very early; for example, they eat lunch at 11:30, and some people have finished their dinner at 6 o'clock, which I think needs one to adapt.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

We eat buffet breakfast at 8:00 at the hotel's dining hall. At 8:30, we go to the classroom for the intensive Chinese course in the morning. At 12:00, we have lunch and then we can go back to room for break.

In the afternoon, we have language workshop, traditional culture courses, and sports. Sometimes we go out for city tour.

After dinner, we have 1-on-1 tutoring for one hour. Then we have to finish homework. After 20:00, we have free time. I like having walking or jogging in the evening. In the campus there are standard tracks and field, soccer field, basketball courts, etc.

We have room check at 22:15. At that time, everyone has to be in his own room and go to bed.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I've been to China before and my brother has told me about his summer camp experience, so I didn't have any fear before joining this camp. Maybe the only fear is to meet new classmates? I was not sure what kind of people they are. Fortunately, these students are very friendly, and we soon became good friends. I enjoyed the arrangement of this summer camp.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Emily Zhu

Job Title
Summer Camp Counselor
Emily Zhu is graduated from East China Normal University. Her major is Chinese Language and Literature. She likes reading and traveling. She likes learning about different cultures.
Emily Zhu

What is your favorite travel memory?

During my gap year in college, I went to England with friends. I have visited most of the must-see tourist attractions, but the most impressive part of this trip for me was visiting the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, King's College, Imperial College London, and LSE. Some of the friends have decided to come back one day to one of these schools to continue master's degree studies. Finally one of the friends finally got the offer of LSE several years later! This trip was the most unforgettable traveling experience for me.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

In the company, I am responsible for helping students to adapt to our campsite and helping them to speak Chinese in daily life in campsite.

After working in the summer camp, I feel that I become more open and my view has improved. In the past, I never dared to express my emotions. But after working for the summer camp, I feel that and I can communicate with my colleagues more smoothly.

It’s fascinating that I can listen to the students from all over the world to tell the interesting and fun things in their countries.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story I heard is from a mom of our summer camp's student from Thailand. She said that after his son came back home, he liked eating a lot of food that he did not even touch or eat before, he can arrange and clean his room every day, and he begins to answer her in Chinese when she speaks Chinese to him. The most impressive thing is that he didn't let her ask for the unaccompanied minor service from an airline company when he took a flight back to Thailand because he thought he was big enough to manage. His mom felt that he has grown up now and she thanked a lot to us for helping his son become better not only in Chinese level but also in other aspects of his daily life.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Our company is the top provider of the Chinese summer camp in China's market. If I was a foreign youth, I would definitely join this summer camp program.

This program is not only offering fun Chinese study every day, but you can really live and interact with local Chinese people, taste real Chinese food, experience the real Chinese college life, and certainly meet new friends from the whole world.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

What makes our company unique is that we have a great and unique team.

As we all know, students in our summer camp are from worldwide. Different countries have different customs and lifestyles. Therefore, it is not easy for such a team full of diversity to be able to get along well together during so many days. I am most proud of the fact that we can conduct activities and manage camp life according to the characteristics of students from different countries. For example, there are a lot of things to pay attention to during eating time: some students are allergic to nuts, some students do not eat pork, some students like to add more soy sauce for each meal. Every student has his own special needs.

We do our best to satisfy their personal requirements. In fact, in practice, this is a very complicated and very laborious thing. However, no one in our team complained about it and each of us did our best to serve these children. I am very proud of this.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

For our company, I think the most important factor is to make students get a good memory of our summer camp and let them experience the culture and customs of a different country. The memories of childhood and adolescence may accompany a person's life and affect a person's life. When they recall this experience a few years later, they will feel that it is a worthwhile trip, and all the things they have experienced in this trip will have motivated them to continue their effort in learning Chinese in the long term. I think this positive influence that we can offer is the biggest success of our company.