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Date: July 11-12
Location: Phalen Lake, St. Paul
The Confucius Institute will have a table at the Dragon Boat Festival. Come visit us and learn more about our resources and events! Free performances and children's activities throughout the day.
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.
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.
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Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-Noon, 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00-Noon, 1:00-4:30 p.m.