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Confucius Institutes

Confucius Institutes (CIs) comprise a global network of educational and cultural programs dedicated to the teaching of Chinese language, cultivating Chinese cultural awareness, and facilitating global education. CIs are hosted by 4-year universities, community colleges, public school districts, state departments of education, and cultural organizations. Each CI consists of a partnership between a host educational institution and one or more Chinese universities or educational organizations.

CIs develop international cultural competency and strengthen the world’s understanding of Chinese language and culture through a range of educational programs, including Mandarin classes, scholarships for studying in China, people-to-people exchange trips, standardized language testing (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), and cultural programs. CIs also sponsor Confucius Classroom programs at elementary and secondary schools to support Chinese language teaching and learning, develop global ...

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