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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2015 Spring Community Chinese Classes Open for Registration

  • Chinese for Young Learners -- Beginning  

Class Dates: Every Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., March 12th to June 4th (no class on April 23rd), for 12 weeks 
Location: Bryant campus
Cost: $300/person. 
Downlaod Registration Form

  • Chinese for Adults -- Beginning   

Class Dates: Every Tuesday  6:00-7:00 p.m., March 10th to May 26th, for 12 weeks
Location: Bryant campus
Cost: $360/person
Download Registration Form 

  •  "One on One" Chinese Private Tutoring  

Dates: appointment is needed
Location: Bryant campus
Cost: $25/person
Download Registration Form

2015 Chinese Proficiency Tests Open for Registration

Test Dates       

Registration Deadline


March 28

March 18


April 18

April 8


May 16 

May 6


Oct. 17

Oct. 7


Dec. 6  

Nov. 26 



Test Dates      

Registration Dates   

 Spoken Test 

April 4

March 25


May 30

May 20


Nov. 21 

Nov. 11 


Online registration is avaiable at www.chinesetest.cn.
For any further questions, please contact Ms. Li Chen at lchen4@bryant.edu. 

2015 Chinese New Year Celebration for the Year of the Goat

Date: Saturday, Feburary 14

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Door opens at 1:30 p.m.)
Main Gym, Chace Wellness and Athletic Center, Bryant University 

Martial arts, magic and acrobatic performances and more from special guests, local art troupes, universities, and K-12 students

Raffle Prizes and More!

Admission is free and open to the public. 

Confucius Institute Day: Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire Providence on 9/27


2014 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on Early Chinese Writing on Bamboo Scripts

2014 MF 

Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Janikies Theater. 

2014 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Summer Program


Dates: July 7 - 25 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

 Chinese Activity Mastery Program (CAMP) in Summer 2014


Dates: July 14th to July 25th (No class on weekends).
9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (Non-residential Program)
Cost: $100 program fee, paid upon acceptance. Meals will NOT be provided.  

The program is closed for applications.

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.

 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 .

2013 Hanban Visit- China Trip

Bryant Faculty Teaches in High School in China

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/

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...

2011 K-12 Administrator China Trip

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!

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>>>