U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University


The academic programs offered by the U.S.-China Institute offer insights and perspectives about Chinese history, culture, language, and society. Through seminars and guided study tours, students, faculty, staff, and community members can experience first-hand the many facets of China and U.S.-China relations.

  • China Seminar Series: Every month during the school year, a prominent China scholar or expert is invited to Bryant to share his or her areas of expertise. The seminars are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

  • Sophomore International Experience in China: The two week program offers an introduction to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Through research, site visits, and cultural experiences, students can experience the complexities of Chinese culture and earn 3 credits upon completion of the program.

  • Summer Internship and Immersion: This 10-week program offers students an immersion environment to improve their language skills. In conjunction, students engage in an internship with a Chinese company to to gain first-hand global business experience. The program offers up to 12 credits, including courses in Chinese language, history, and business.

  • Study in China: Working with partner universities in China, the U.S.-China Institute offers customized semester abroad programs for Bryant students. The program includes courses in language, history, culture, and business, and study trips throughout China.

  • Language Events: In collaboration with Bryant's Modern Languages Department, the U.S.-China Institute provides tutorial assistance, resources, events, and an immersion environment to make language learning relevant, effective, and fun.

  • Research and Exchange: The U.S.-China Institute creates opportunities for American and Chinese scholars and institutions to collaborate on research projects and academic programs through video conferences, online discussions, co-teaching, and site visits.

  • Resources: The U.S.-China Institute offers a range of academic and cultural resources, including a staff of China experts, the new Confucius Library, and a list of online resources.