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 AIEA Thematic Forum at Bryant Open for Registration


 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 is limited

2015 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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    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

    The event is in partnership with Prince Kung's Mansion Museum in Beijing. RSVP with guest number to china@bryant.edu  by Thursday, 9/17.  

    2015 Chinese Culture Night with WaterFire in Providence

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    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

    The event is free and open to the general public

    2015 STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Programs Open for Application

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    • 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

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    2015 Chinese Proficiency Tests Open for Registration

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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 .

     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>>>