If you are thinking of introducing Chinese language into your school, then our awe-inspiring, sponsored tour to China may be for you.

In the last ten years, over a hundred New Zealand principals have visited China led by Confucius Institute in Auckland. The NZ Principals' Delegation to China, now Educators' Delegation to China, is one the most successful programmes organized by CI

It is an opportunity for principals and senior management to experience China first-hand with visits to sites of cultural and historical significance, schools, business and our partner University, Fudan University in metropolitan Shanghai.

All expenses in China, including domestic travel, food and accommodation, are covered. Airfares, visa, travel insurance and personal expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Applications are now open for 2019.

Application Form available for download.

Background information:


Principals and senior leaders of schools in the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions


7-20 October 2019 (tbc)


Beijing, Shanghai and another city (tbc) including visits to:

  • Schools
  • Hanban, Fudan University
  • NZ Embassy, business
  • Cultural sites – historical and modern and more.


To raise awareness of China, its people and cultures to support Chinese programmes in schools

Read about Previous Trips.

Dates to note:

Deadline for applications:

5pm, Monday 1 July 2019

Successful applicants notified:

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Pre-departure meeting:

Thursday 25 July (tbc)

Post-trip meeting:

Thursday 7 November (tbc)

Note: For expressions of interest outside of wider Auckland, please check with the Confucius Institute at University of Victoria, Wellington for lower North Island or University of Canterbury for South Island schools.