Cultural and Language Immersion (CALI) Summer School

15th June - 13th July 2019

Students Firth Court

What is the CALI Summer School?

The Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield is hosting a Cultural and Language Immersion Summer School for 15-35 students this summer from 15th June - 13th July 2018. The programme will present an overview of UK history, architecture and arts, English language and literature, culture and etiquette, politics, media and business, education and daily life. Each topic is presented by either academics, researchers or respective field experts and there will be subsequent seminars, workshops, tutorials and assignments to be completed. 

Information and Requirements 

Entry Requirements

  • Already a student or will be a university student in September 2019.
  • Must be 18 years old and above.
  • Must have met an English language level of an equivalent of IELTS 4.5 (in all components) or above.
  • Willing to take homestay and follow the guidelines.


The cost of the summer school is £2,620 and this covers the length of the programme starting on Saturday 15th June 2019 and finishing on Saturday 13th July 2019, including collection from Manchester Airport on Saturday 15th June, homestay accommodation with meals, all the courses, seminars, workshops, tutorials, field trips and social excursions detailed within the programme.

See the Homestay Guidelines here.

All applicants are responsible for obtaining the required visa that enables their participation in the summer school. The University of Sheffield will ONLY provide invitation letter and other necessary assistance for a visa application after receiving fees payment in full.

Participants are responsible for the following at their own expense:

  • Visa application (if applicable).
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • International trip air tickets or other means travelling to Sheffield.
  • Meals outside homestay.
  • Other living costs/personal expenses during the programme period.

Contact Details

For further information please contact or by phone +44 114 222 8447 / 2228332

Registration and Fees Payment Online

Visit University Online Store and under 'All Departments' search for CALI.

Deadline for Registration and Fees Payment 
Friday 24th May 2019

Welcome to Sheffield

About the University of Sheffield

Sheffield is England's fourth largest city. It's home to over half a million people, including over 50,000 students and is a city rich in heritage, fast development, modern facilities and breath-taking natural scenery such as the Peak District National Park. Sheffield is one of the UK's most popular places for students to go to university. It is located in the middle of England and London is just over two hours away by train.

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. We are a World Top 100 University currently ranked 82nd according to the QS World University Rankings 2018 and we are a member of the Russell Group, a UK group of 24 world-class, research-intensive universities.