A Chinese proverb states, “Teachers open the door, but you must walk through it yourself.” This viewpoint may seem in stark contrast to the American perspective on education. School life in China can be very different from the experiences we have here. From extreme pressure at all levels to lack of imagination in the curriculum, … Read more
Language learning is always a process full of frustration. This is especially true when you are trying to learn a language that is totally different from your mother language. Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages in the world. Want to know how to learn it well? Here is some advice. The starting … Read more
Valentine’s Day is often a holiday of mixed emotions. If you’re in a relationship, it can be full of roses, chocolates, and sweet surprises. However, if you’re single, the day becomes quite a bit less fun. You may be led to believe, as many are, that Valentine’s Day is a specifically Western culture holiday. But … Read more
In the 17th century, grave robbing was a common occurrence. People wanted to find spouses for their dead relatives’ afterlives, believing that even in death they should have company. In order to make their dead happy, they robbed graves to find women’s bodies to place in graves alongside their dead male relatives. It is now … Read more
Beijing- A city where history and modern living coexist. Beijing has been the capital of China for thousands of years. As one of the four ancient capitals, Beijing offers visitors rich culture as well as a modern city life. You can go to the Forbidden City to see how ancient Chinese emperors lived there for … Read more
China’s cuisine is as diverse as China’s citizens. The cuisine is split into eight categories. Each region of China typically specializes in an individual cuisine based on natural sources and culture. Because of this the specialties are spread across the country, giving each region its own personality and history. 1. When you order Chinese food … Read more
Read about 11 students who traveled abroad through the Confucius Institute.
The due date for required materials for the 2016 Confucius Institute China Summer Program is March 25th. If you have not yet begun the application process, you should do so as soon as possible. You can find the application requirements and applications by following this link.