RISH Chinese Summer Camp

RISH Chinese Learning Center

About

RISH Chinese Learning Center is a professional TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) institute and Chinese teacher training platform. Our Chinese language programs have been designed not just to teach foreign students about the language, but also the Chinese culture. Starting from 2002, we are committed ourselves to Chinese culture promotion as well as market development of Chinese courses for foreigners in Shanghai.

RISH provides:

- Private and group Chinese course (online/ off-line);
- Chinese Summer Camps for teenagers from all around the world;
- Customized study tour / educational trip for individuals and schools;
- Opportunities for international students who want to study in university in China;
- Training and job opportunities for Chinese teachers.

Founded
2002
Headquarters

No.800 Dongchuan Rd
Minhang Qu
Shanghai Shi, 200330
China

Join The Best & Unique Chinese Summer Camp This Summer

Every summer, RISH offers students 8-18 years old from Worldwide the best experience in China combining learning and travelling. 4-Star Hotel in School(Best Accommodation Among Summer Camps in China), 60 hrs of Mandarin course per session, 6 culture experiences, YCT/HSK Chinese workshop, 1-on-1 Chinese tutoring.

Reviews

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Amy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I wanted to thank RISH counsellor team for making such an amazing experience for my daughter and myself. My daughter is 10 years old and attended RISH Chinese summer camp in July 2018, and I stayed together with her during the whole camp. The school environment was very comfortable and convenient. The counsellor team was so friendly and helpful to accompanying parents like myself. The 1-on-1 tutoring was one of the activities that I liked the most in this camp. My daughter could have close interaction with the tutor 1v1 to practice as much as possible. The excursions were language learning related, very helpful for the kids to know more about Chinese history and culture. At the end of the camp I was happy to see that my daughter was given confidence to speak Chinese herself in daily life. I have decided to bring my daughter and my younger son to RISH Chinese summer camp again next year.

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Riley
9/10
Yes, I recommend 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 camp was very helpful to improve his Chinese grades. So my parents sent me to this camp this year. I have participated in two successive sessions so I stayed here for one month. All campers live and study inside the university campus so there is nothing to worry about the safety. Besides the campus is really convenient. You can find easily convenient stores, cafes, fruit shops, and so on. And sports fields are spacious. We can use all the sports facilities. We live in the campus hotel which is not open to public guests. Our rooms are cleaned everyday by attendants. I would say that if you want a real full-immersion Chinese summer camp experience then RISH is the best choice.

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Addison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

We wanted our children to learn Chinese language during the summer vacation and we found that RISH provides the only real immersion Chinese language summer camp in Shanghai. The arrangement of courses and activities looks great. It finally turned out to be an impressive experience.
The camp is full-boarding, providing accommodation and all meals, as well as 24/7 counselor team support so we did not have anything to worry about during the whole camp.
The accommodation place is inside the campus, 4-star standard twin room, fully furnished and equipped, really clean and comfortable. Our children liked the room very much.
Each student has his/her own counsellor who helps the student to well settle in and solve any problem.
We really want to thank to the counsellor Shirley. She was so nice and helpful and made great effort to take good care of our children.

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Mike
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoyed the experience, found some new people who were excited about my culture and how we spend time in our school. I even made friends faster than they I interact with people at my school. The food was amazing and it was most of time some new experience that I really enjoy. In school cafeterias we had so many different choices for each meal due to the fact that all people in the camp were from different countries. And the organizers arranged many special meals to let us try Chinese local specialties, like Xiaolongbao, Sichuan hot pot, Pekin duck, dumplings. Those who are vegetarians and those who do not eat pork or sea food are also well looked after. Great opportunity to speak a bit of Chinese, learn their cultures and have a habit to study more often. Thanks to my mom who reserved a place there for me!

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Leslie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Personally, I think I was able to successfully enjoy the RISH Chinese summer camp due to the fact that I was already prepared to make effort to learn Chinese and practice as much as possible. I did a lot of research before going to this camp and this is what I have to advice top other. doing a small research made me learn a bit the basic language and of course know a bit what was waiting for me over there. I was also ready to meet new people and spend time with them. I enjoyed my summer, got a good grade in Chinese exam in the camp and easily made new friends. The counselors are very helpful encouraging each one of us to speak Chinese after class in real life. I'm now no more afraid to see a person speaking Chinese in front of me. I would possibly go back again depending on my future plans.

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Alumni Interviews

Alumni interviews 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.

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Staff Interviews

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

Miaomiao Guan

Job Title
Summer Camp Counsellor
Miaomiao Guan

Mars is graduated in Master degree from University Sorbonne Paris. He likes different cultures and he speaks Chinese, French, Spanish and a little bit German. He is responsible for helping the campers well settle in during the whole summer camp.

What is your favorite travel memory?

During my summer vacation in Marseille, I headed to the bustling, Côte d'Azur of France to meet my best friends for vacation. We had many incredible days and hilarious, spontaneous adventures!

We did the méditerranée tour, had an amazing lunch and then drive a boat on the méditerranée. It was an unforgettable memory for me!

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

I worked for a long time in some transnational companies before, together with different persons from worldwide.

In RISH, I realize that the most important aspect of any job is to do what you love and to feel purpose -- with this job, I thoroughly enjoy helping peoples in the company or summer camp on the same journey abroad as I was once so lucky to have this kind of experience.

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

The best and surprising story I heard is from a student's parent: "Before this summer camp our daughter didn't find any interest in cooking and cleaning the house. We were very happy and at the same time surprised to see the real impact of this summer camp on her lifestyle. She even want to follow me to the supermarket to choose and buy all the ingredients destiny to cook our daily food."

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

If I was under 18 years old and wanted to learn Chinese and visited China, I absolutely would like to attend the RISH Chinese summer camp. Because this program is unique and very different to others Chinese summer camps running in China. Including the high quality accommodation, professional and intensive small group Chinese class, workshops, meals every day, sports everyday and so on. I will feel lucky if I can join in.

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

Our company is unique since only our summer program running in a great place in China. That is consciously and strategically helping students totally immersed in local environment. This environment improves the students their Chinese speaking and listening naturally, which is a common demand from their parents too.

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

I think if there is a passionate team of people who truly believe in the value of what they do, it will inevitably drive a company forward and make it successful on so many levels. Everyone at RISH has a passion for the experiences we facilitate for students abroad and the success of RISH is a testament to that.

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