U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Confucius Classroom at:

Southern Rhode Island Collaborative (SORICO) at Westerly Public Schools

In September 2011, the SORICO CC at Westerly celebrated its Opening Ceremony and unveiled its plaque to the public and local community. For more information about Westerly Public Schools and the Tower Street Community Center, please visit their websites.

2011 SORICO Opening
Dr. Roy Seitsinger, Dr. Hong Yang, Ms. Sarah Steverman, Ms. Kun Xie, and Ms. Christina Ho celebrate the Opening of the sixth Confucius Classroom affiliated with Bryant University's Confucius Institute with the Chinese delegation from the China University of Geosciences and the Hubei Provincial Museum.

The relocated SORICO Confucius Classroom at Westerly offers daytime, after-school and summer Chinese language and culture programs for students and the surrounding South County, RI community.    

Additional offerings include: Tai Chi for adults on Tuesday mornings and a Chinese cooking classes for adults on Monday nights.  

Furthermore, in conjunction with Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, a Chinese New Year celebration is planned for January 18th 2012. This evening event will include a traditional Chinese dinner, activities for children and a dragon parade. 

Future plans include an evening adult Chinese language and culture class beginning in January 2012.