2018 Confucius Institute Alumni Trip

Continuing Our Stories in China

On December 1, 2018, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center will be taking a group of Confucius Institute Alumni on a 10-day trip to China. As students of their local Confucius Institutes, they have engaged with the Chinese language and culture in their own unique way. Each of them has shared their story with the CIUS Center about the home they were able to find in Chinese language and culture.

Some have even been lucky enough to visit China in person, witnessing this home in a physical way. For others, this will be their first experience encountering this language and culture in the place in which it was developed. With this journey, we hope to bring these members of the Confucius Institute family together to share their stories of this “home” with one another and with the rest of the world.

Highlights of the Trip

During the trip, participants will travel to Beijing and Chengdu which is the capital city of Sichuan province located in the southwest region of China. While in these two cities, participants will visit the following places:

  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • People’s Park
  • Opening Ceremony of the 13th International Confucius Institute Conference
  • Sichuan Opera Theater
  • Tanghu International School
  • Dujiangyan (ancient irrigation system)
  • The Forbidden City
  • Kuanzhai Xiangzi (local market)
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Confucius Institute Headquarters
  • Hutong (traditional residential area of Beijing)

Follow the Trip

Follow the latest updates during the trip on social media with the hashtag: #CIChinaTrip