U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University




Dates: July 8th~19th (No weekend classes) 

Time: 9:00a.m. ~ 3:00p.m. 

Location: Bryant University 

Cost: $180 program fee


  • Customized curriculum based on National Standards of Foreign Language Education.
  • Language classes are conducted through carefully designed student-centered activities and group exercises. 
  • Small classes to accommodate students at various proficiency levels (No previous Chinese experience is required).
  • A variety of culturally enriched presentations and workshops with hands-on activities led by guest presenters. 
  • Field trip to: Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Kam Man Market in Quincy, MA. 
  • Classes are led by professional local language teachers with extensive experience in teaching Chinese to K-12 students. 
  • Optional Taiji practices led by a visiting Chinese scholar.


Previous Chinese experience is NOT required. Applicants need to complete the following materials:

Please email the essay, scanned Waiver Form, Media Release Form, and Transcript (or Report Card)  to bryantuschinainstitute@gmail.com. The check of $180 program fee (payable to "Bryant University") shall be mailed to the address below: 

Ms. Kun Xie 
Confucius Institute 
Bryant University 
1150 Douglas Pike 
Smithfield, RI 02917

Space is limited. Application Deadline is Friday, May 30. 

For any questions, or request further information, please contact
Ms. Kun Xie
Assistant Director for Confucius Institute
Phone: 401 232 6883
Email: kxie@bryant.edu.


“I remember doing lots of fun things like doing kung fu in the morning, to playing ping pong in the afternoon. I loved meeting new people every day and still keep in touch with lots of them. Learning Chinese in class was fun too, we learned differently and played some games revolving around the language.”

“Over the course of the last two weeks at the program I had many great times. I enjoyed meeting new people from all over, as well as learning Mandarin... I had many good memories at Startalk, and there will stay with me.”

"I have learned not only the Chinese language but also the rich culture that makes up China... this is an exceptional program that has taught me the foundations of the Chinese language and I hope to come back next year and learn even more."