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.
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. The team was also reported by several TV and news outlets in China. Bryant team is the only team from north America in the competition and is believed to be the only university dragon dance team in the U.S. since it was established in 2009. Members of the team shared their experience in China on this blog.
2013 Bryant University K-12 China Study Trip
For two weeks, 7 high school students from the RI and MA area traveled to China after participating in a two-week summer Chinese language and culture summer program, STARTALK. This China study trip was subsized by the Confucius Institute through Bryant University. If you are interested in reading their blog, please click here.
Corey Larsen, Bryant Adjunct Faculty, travels to China in June to teach English to high school students at Handan No.1 Secondary School in Hebei province for six weeks. Corey first went to China with Bryant Sophomore International Experience in January 2012 for 2 weeks. Upon his return, Corey started taking Chinese courses at Bryant. With the extended period, Corey plans to learn more on the history, culture, education system, and the people of the country.
Follow Corey's adventure in China at his blog at http://correlating.tumblr.com/
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...
Administrators from two Confucius Classrooms affiliated with the Confucius Institute traveled to China in December 2011 to experience China first-hand. Read about their experiences!
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 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>>>