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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 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration- The Year of Monkey

 year of monkey

Date: Saturday, February 27th
Time: 2:00 P.M. (Door opens at 1:30 P.M.)
Location: Bryant Univesity Chace and Wellness Center Main Gym

A variety of cultural performances, raffles and more! Free and open to the general public. 

Spring 2016 Community Chinese Classes Open for Registrtaion 

  • Chinese for Young Learner Class

Dates: Every Wednesday, 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m., from 1/27 to 4/27 for 12 weeks
Location: Bryant Campus
Cost: $300/Person
Download Class Flyer and Registration Form

  • Chinese for Adult Class 

  - Classroom Instruction: Every Tuesday, 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m., from 2/9 to 4/26, for 10 weeks (no class on 3/15 or 4/19)
  - Language Lab: Every Thursday, 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m., from 2/11 to 4/28, for 10 weeks (no class on 3/17 or 4/21)
Location: Bryant Campus
Cost: $400/Person
Download Class Flyer and Registration Form

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 avaiable at http://www.chinesetest.cn/godownload.do

AIEA Thematic Forum Registration Extended


 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 

2015 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

GWF photo

The event features scholar presentation on Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage, Photo Exhibiton  on Prince Kung's Mansion of Qing Dynasty in Beijing, and traditional Chinese Shadow Puppet play . Celebration Receiption includes Chinese tea, moon cakes and refreshments. 

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
Time: 6:00PM 
Location: Janikies Theater, Bryant University

2015 Chinese Culture Night with WaterFire in Providence

2015 WF

Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: 5:00PM:  Chinese Culture Tour with various art demonstrations and hands-on activities on Steeple Street
           5:45PM:  Authentic performance at Basin Stage
Location:   Downtown Providence, RI

2015 STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Programs Open for Application



  • Dates: July 13th through July 31st. (Except Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm. (Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided)
  • Cost: $80 program fee, paid upon acceptance
  • Application Deadline: Sunday, May 17th
  • Learn more details



  • Dates:  July 6 - 31  (Monday-Friday)
  • Time:  9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Cost: $150 (breakfast and lunch will be provided)
  • On-campus Housing: Available
  • Practice Teaching: Included in the program
  • Application Deadline: May 31
  • Learn more details

East West Connection Newsletter

Spring 2015

Fall 2014 

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>>>