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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2017 China Study Trip Accepts Applications


The Confucius Institute is organizing a China study trip through the
Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American high school stuents in the
summer of 2017. This trip will provide the students with the opportunity
to explore China's rich history, diverse culture, and rapid economic growth. 

When: July 27 to August 9, 2017
Beijing, Wuhan, Yichang in Hubei province

Please visit 2017 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for more information
and trip application. 
Application Deadline: June 2nd.



2017 STARTALK Chinese Student Program Opens for Application

Dates: July12~25, 2017 (No class on weekends)
Time: 9:00am ~ 3:00pm
Location: Bryant University
Cost: $100 
Application deadline: May 31
Please visit 2017 STARTALK Student Program for more information and application. 

2017 STARTALK Chinese Language TEACHER Program

Dates: July 5-25, 2017(No class on weekends)
Bryant University
Application deadline: May 31
Please visit 2017 STARTALK TEACHER Program for more information.

Community Chinese Classes in Spring 2017


  • Chinese for Young Learners (Beginning)

Dates: Every Wednesday, 2/22-5/17, 6-7pm for 12 weeks (No class on 4/19)
Location: Bryant campus 
Cost: $300
Registration Form 

  • Chinese for Adults (Beginning)

Dates: Every Tuesday, 2/28-5/16, 6-7pm for 12 weeks 
 Bryant campus 
Registration Form 

2017 Schedule for Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK/HSKK/YCT)

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Test Type

Saturday, Janurary 14

Janurary 4


Saturday, April 22

April 12


Saturday, May 13

May 3


Saturday, May 20

May 10


Sunday, October 15

October 5


Saturday, November 18

November 8


Sunday, December 3

November 23



Rediscover China's Silk Road - October 2017


Building on extensive expertise and years of research and programming, we are offering an exciting 14 day educational travel program along China's Silk Road in October 2017. For program details and registration, please visit the program website at Rediscover China's Silk Road or contact John Forrest at jforrest1@bryant.edu or (401) 232-6884

AIEA Thematic Forum 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>>>