U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

The U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University forges academic, business, and cultural partnerships between Bryant University and higher learning institutions, business enterprises, and governmental offices in China.

Established in March 2005, the U.S.-China Institute provides students and faculty with broad global perspectives and experiences and offers China-related services to businesses and communities. The Confucius Institute  was established in October 2006 to further promote U.S.-China exchanges for K-12 schools and communities in New England.  

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Bryant University Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary Celebrations! 

- Mid-autumn Festival Celebration with Chinese Porcelain Exhibition

Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: Presentation and cultural performances start at 6:00pm in Janikies.
          Chinese Porcelain Exhibition and Reception will follow at the Heidi and Walter Stephen Grand Hall.
Location: Bryant campus

Moon cakes, Chinese Tea, and Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP with guest numbers to china@bryant.edu.

- Chinese Culture Night with WaterFire in Providence

       "WATERFIRE" Providence, RI, by William MacGregor

Date: Saturday, September 24th
5:00p.m.-Chinese Culture Street on Steeple Street 
           6:00p.m. - Chinese art Performance at the Basin Stage
Downtown Providence

This family-friendly event is free and open to general public. Come to join the celebration!
To learn more, please visit WaterFIRE  official site.

Community Chinese Classes in Fall 2016

  • Chinese for Young Learners - Beginning

Dates: Every Wednesday 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. from 9/21-12/14, for 12 weeks (No class on 11/23)
Location: Bryant Campus
Cost: $300.00
Application Form (Downloadable) 

  • Chinese For Young Learners - Beginning Plus

Dates: Every Monday 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m., from 9/19-12/12, for 12 weeks (No class on 10/10)
Location: Bryant Campus
Cost: $300.00
Application Form (downloadable) 

  • Chinese For Adults - Beginning

Dates: Every Tuesday 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m., from 9/20-12/13, for 12 weeks (No class on 11/22)
Location: Bryant Campus
Cost: $400.00
Application Form (downloadable)

 2016 Schedule for Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK/HSKK/YCT)

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Test Type

Sunday, March 20

March 10


Saturday, April 16

April 6


Saturday, May 21

May 11


Saturday, May 21

May 11


Sunday, October 16

October 6


Saturday, November 12

November 2


Sunday, December 4

November 24


Or visit http://www.chinesetest.cn for online registration. 
Sample tests are available at http://www.chinesetest.cn/godownload.do

AIEA Thematic Forum Registration Closed


 This forum will engage senior international officers and attendees in discussions about the current educational environments in South and East Asian countries, effective recruiting practices, how to better serve the student populations from these countries, and developing successful strategies for operating in these countries.

 The four sessions will cover:

  • The Dynamics of Chinese, Indian, and Korean Education Systems
  • Recruiting in Asia and Student Mobility
  • Challenges for Asian Students at American Universities
  • Establish a Permanent Presence in Asia

 View the detailed session descriptions and forum flyer for more information

 For inquiries please contact John Forrest

Please visit http://www.bryant.edu/aiearegistration to register.

* Registration will remain open until all available spots are filled

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Bryant Dragon Dance Team Won Third Place and Award in China!


Bryant Dragon Dance Team traveled to China and won third place and "Most Popular Team Award" in Lujia International Dragon Dance Competition, Kunshan, China on Sept. 8, 2013. The team was also reported by several TV and news outlets in China. Eastablished in 2009, Bryant team is believed to be the first university dragon dance team in the U.S and was the only team from north America in the competition. Members of the team shared their experience in China on  this blog . 

Follow Me: Bryant Students Bring China to Classrooms

Four Bryant students and two faculty members embarked on a 3-week research trip to China to bring authentic Chinese culture, language and history back to schools in Southern New England. Learn more about their first-hand experience through the daily updated blog...

Bryant Dragon Dance Team Placed Third in International Competition

The University's dragon dance team  placed third in international competition held in Shanghai. This news clip  from Shanghai TV includes an interview with alumnus Christopher Neale '10, who competed with the Bryant team. Team members who traveled to China to compete maintained a blog that can be read here .

Bryant launches project to replicate Forbidden City's Shu Fang Zhai in Rhode Island

Bryant University and its U.S.-China Institute announced, on May 17, 2008, an ambitious project that will bring a replica of the Forbidden City's Shu Fang Zhai to the Bryant campus. The new building will be the first authentic replica to be built outside of China with the permission and cooperation of the Chinese government. Read more>>>