South Carolina Science Academy
The CI at USC supported the Chinese program of South Carolina Science Academy (SCSA) in fall 2014. SCSA is a newly established charter school in Columbia, cultivating students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mandarin Chinese is provided in Grades 6-9 as a foreign language, and one classroom is designated to the Chinese Program. The CI helped recruited the first volunteer Chinese teacher from BLCU for the fall semester, and donated a number of textbooks, learning resources and cultural materials. So far as many as 38 students are learning Chinese as a foreign language in SCSA.