NC State University was represented at the Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s new gallery exhibit in Washington, D.C. on Monday showcasing photos of the Confucius Institute experience across the country.
Confucius Institutes from around the country submitted photos to be featured in the gallery space entitled “Bridging Cultures, Changing Lives.”
The Confucius Institute at NC State showcased photography from community engagements, annual Chinese language contests, campus events with panda mascot Bao-Bao, and more.
During the reception, attendees were treated to traditional food, a tea tasting, live music, and remarks about the transformative experience of the Confucius Institute in students’ lives.
Georgia State University received a special recognition and dedicated gallery space as the winner of the 2018 Chinese New Year Photo Contest for submitting the most photos through social media.
Other featured Confucius Institutes included San Diego University, University of Utah, University of Kentucky, and St. Cloud State University.
The Confucius Institute at NC State enhances cultural understanding in the U.S. by supporting and organizing Chinese language and culture programs through a range of educational and outreach activities for students, teachers, businesses, and community members.
Located in Washington, D.C., the Confucius Institute U.S. Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in the United States and to foster educational and academic exchanges between China and the United States.
The center serves to support the joint U.S.-China educational programs of the more than 100 Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and to coordinate regional educational initiatives.