2017 Confucius Institute Emerging Leaders China Business Tour


November 25 - December 8

The 2017 Confucius Institute Emerging Leaders Business Tour offers a fantastic opportunity for students and young professionals (aged 18-30) to learn about Chinese language and culture and the modern Chinese economy through a Nanjing University language short-course and business visits. The tour also includes a number of briefings and visits in the Yangtze River Delta region. The tour includes visits to Hangzhou, the host city of the 2016 G20 and small business centre of China, Nanjing, China’s ancient capital and place of one of China’s Top 5 Universities (Nanjing University) and Shanghai, the international financial and commercial centre of China.

This two week tour is subsidised by Confucius Institute Headquarters, offering a cost-effective option for participants. Total cost of the program is $3,300 and $3,150 for students and ACYPI members (5% discount). Total cost covers:

  • International flights
  • Nanjing University tuition
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Cost of visa application and processing
  • Most meals
  • Business visits and professional development learning program
  • Entry tickets and activity fees
  • In-country transport
  • Tour leader (University of Melbourne staff member)

This tour is suitable for those who would like to see the rapid evolution of China’s economy first hand through a number of site visits and an intensive Chinese language study component at the top ranked institute for teaching Chinese as a foreign language in China at Nanjing University.  

The tour is open to any students or young professionals aged 18-30 that are non-Chinese nationals. You do not need to be a student of the University of Melbourne or have studied Chinese previously to join this tour.

The Confucius Institute holds regular study and professional development tours in conjunction with our partner – Nanjing University.

If you're interested in attending please contact thomas.day@unimelb.edu.au or 03 9035 8203 for more information.


Please click here to view the 2017 draft itinerary.

To secure your place please pay your deposit via the Asialink e-cart. Deposits are due by August 25 but please note depending on demand the tour may book out prior so we recommend registering as early as possible.