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October 15 HSK Exam

Registration is currently open for the October 15 HSK public exam. Taking the exam will provide you an opportunity to learn more about your proficiecncy level in the Chinese language. The deadline to register is September 29. Learn more and register now >>

2017 Confucius Institute Day:
A Window on China

featuring works of Daiping Xiong, painter, and Jin Wei, calligrapher

Thursday, September 21, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis

1:00 p.m. — Gallery opens
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Reception
5:00 p.m. — Lecture with artists

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
Download the exhibit program for more information on the art and artists.

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.


UMN Learning Abroad Fair

Date: September 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Learn about opportunities for U of M students to study abroad, including programs to China!

Fall Community Chinese Classes

Term: September 11 - November 16
Learn more an register!

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