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Registration Now Open:
Fall 2017 Community Chinese Classes

Registration is now open for the Confucius Institute's Community Chinese Classes. The fall 2017 dates are September 11 to November 16.

Youth Experience China through Summer Camps

This summer, CIUMN offered an “Explore Chinese Language and Culture” camp and three “Passport to China” camps, including one for immersion students. Our four camp offerings were open to youth ages 6 to 11. Camps took place the week of July 11-14 and July 17-21. These camps are offered in collaboration with the University Youth & Community Programs to provide Chinese language camps through Kids’ University, a summer camp program that offers participants the chance to spend time learning about a specific academic topic while exploring the University of Minnesota.

Our most popular camp, Passport to China, taught Chinese language and culture through learning about a variety of China’s unique cities. This year our campers "traveled" to Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin and Chengdu and visited famous landmarks in China such as the Great Wall, Summer Palace, the Bund, and the Li Jiang River. Both camps were filled with fun and active activities like dancing, singing, kungfu, jianzi, play-doh projects, character writing, and art projects like papercuts, painting, and mask-making.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth

For the third year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is implementing a summer NSLI-Y program, a 6-week summer intensive Mandarin language program in Shanghai. This year’s group includes 25 students from 18 states across the U.S. Learn more and read weekly updates from the group.


Chinese Language Cafe

Date: August 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Learn more and RSVP here!

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