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Fall 2015 Community Chinese Language Classes

Registration is open for fall term classes, which will run for 10 weeks from September 14 to November 19. CIUMN offers classes for beginner and intermediate learners, and a rehab course for advanced learners. Visit our course information webpage to learn more about our offerings.

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2015 Summer Youth Camps

This summer, in partnership with University Youth Programs, CIUMN successfully offered three culture and language camps and one STEAM immersion camp.

CIUMN awarded NSLI-Y program grant 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) was launched in 2006 to promote critical language learning among American youth.  NSLI-Y is a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. The program is sponsored by the Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. NSLI-Y provides merit-based scholarships for high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic year overseas immersion programs. 

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota has been awarded a partner sub-grant by American Councils for International Education to implement a summer 2015 Chinese (Mandarin) program in Shanghai, China from June to August. In collaboration with American Councils, the Confucius Institute will provide a seven-week immersive language and culture learning experience for 20 students selected from the NSLI-Y nation-wide competition. During the seven-week experience, NSLI-Y participants will study in Shanghai, the most populous metropolis in Eastern China. In addition to language learning and tutoring, participants will also have the opportunity to experience traditional Chinese culture, live with a host family, and learn about recent socio-economic developments through extra-curricular activities, sightseeing and leadership building.

Learn more about what our NSLI-Y group is doing in Shanghai by following our weekly highlights.


Confucius Institute at the Minnesota State Fair

Join CIUMN at the Minnesota State Fair to learn more about our upcoming classes and programs. We will be located at the Flex Space on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Jewish Refugess in Shanghai

Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) is a collaborative community effort to share information about the unique experiences of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II.

The exhibit has ended but you can still learn about the topic and other resources on the exhibit website.

CIUMN named 2014 Confucius Institute of the Year

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota was awarded the “Confucius Institute of the Year” for 2014 at the 9th Confucius Institute Conference in Xiamen! Read more.

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