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One Year Anniversary

On Thursday, September 25th the GW Confucius Institute hosted a lunch reception to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the GW Confucius Institute and the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institutes globa

Symposium on Chinese Textbooks

On Friday, September 26th, 2014, the GW Confucius Institute hosted the First Symposium on International Chinese Textbook Development & Confucius Institute Te

100 K Student Reunion

Students from colleges around the country came together at the George Washington University on Tuesday and Wednesday with one goal: increasing the number of American students studying in China.

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The GW Confucius Institute

The GW Confucius Institute was established in 2013 to promote the study of Chinese language and culture,  support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification, and encourage increased research in China studies. Named for the famed Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.), GW's Confucius Institute is one of 465 across the world and the first in Washington, D.C. GW President Steven Knapp serves on the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, the governing body of institutes worldwide.

100 K Strong Foundation: Student Reunion

On Tuesday, November 18th - Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, students from colleges around the country came together at the George Washington University with one goal: increasing the number of American students studying in China. The 100 Thousand Strong Foundation held a conference at the Jack Morton Auditorium and Marvin Center that allowed Student Ambassadors to meet one another and encourage more cultural exchanges between China and the United States. The GW Confucius Institute co-sponsored this event.

Student speakers on stage at student reunion event

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Institute Goals

Expand the teaching of Chinese language and culture beyond university students to the professional and government communities D.C.

Provide a platform for research on China and Asia in a joint effort with Nanjing University

Strengthen GW’s relationship with China through collaborative and diplomatic endeavors