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  • Group photo in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at the Temple of Heaven

    Trip to China by USC Student Winter Camp All the students stated that the winter camp was a good starting point for their horizon broadening, further understanding of multi-culture.more

  • Confucius Institute at University of South Carolina Hosted the 2019 Lunar New Year Reception CI at USC hosted the 2019 New Year reception to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Pig, on February 8. Around 170 people attended the reception.more

  • Confucius Institute at USC Organized the Tenth South Carolina "Palmetto Chinese Star" Competition Hosted by the Confucius Institute at University of South Carolina (CI at USC) and co-sponsored by the CI at Presbyterian College, the tenth South Carolina "Palmetto Chinese Star" competition was held at USC on February 23.more

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    Confucius Institute at University of South Carolina Participated in 2019 Columbia International Festival As reprehensive of China, Confucius Institute at university of South Carolina (CI at USC) was invited to participate 2019 Columbia International Festivalmore

  • Benjamin Tyler from University of South Carolina Won the Third Place in the 18th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Washington As a first-year student at USC, Benjamin Tyler has been learning Chinese for less than a year. more

  • Confucius Institute at University of South Carolina Hosted “Chinese Cooking Night” More than 50 first-year students who take Chinese courses at USC were invited to participate in the activity. more

The University of South Carolina is the first research university in South Carolina to establish a Confucius Institute (CI) in collaboration with the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and the Office of Chinese Language Council International, a division of the Chinese Ministry of Education, which has launched 475 such institutes and 851 classrooms in 126 countries since 2004 to promote education about Chinese language, culture and society. The Confucius Institute is expected to strengthen the university's course offerings in Chinese language and culture with the BLCU providing four visiting faculty members, promote more visiting scholars from China, and expand China-related research library collections at the Thomas Cooper Library.