2019 People-to-People China Trip

Exchanging Perspectives

This December 2019, Confucius Institute Alumni will travel to Changsha and Beijing, China with the CIUS Center for the 2nd Annual People-to-People China Trip. As winners of the CIUS Center People-to-People Award, each participant has demonstrated their commitment to Chinese language and cultural education through sharing their Confucius Institute stories. The People-to-People China Trip is unique in that it brings our diverse group of honorees together for an unforgettable experience focused specifically on the impact of people-to-people exchanges.

List of Participants:

Sharon Dang

Confucius Institute at San Diego State University Sharon Dang is a Compass real estate broker who travels between California and New York, with her daughter Ava, who has been studying Chinese for the past seven years.
Kiietti Walker-Parker

Kiietti Walker-Parker

Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University Kiietti Walker-Parker is currently teaching English composition and writing at Alabama A&M University. She is also a writer of fiction...
Michael Flores

Michael Flores

Texas Southern University Michael Flores (夫乐)attended Texas Southern University, a proud Historically Black College and University (HBCU) where he majored in history with a minor in Chinese studies...

Isabelle Jean Szczerbinski

College of William and Mary Isabelle is currently fluent in Mandarin and French and won the University of Maryland’s Chinese Bridge Language Competition in 2018...

Victoria Sullivan

Victoria Sullivan is currently taking Pre-IB Mandarin. She is interested in Chinese culture and language because it is fascinating and helps broaden her knowledge of the world.

Dennis M. Delehanty

George Mason University Dennis M. Delehanty (丹尼斯), received a B.A. in Russian from Colby College in 1974...

Highlights of the Trip

During the trip, participants will travel to Beijing and Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province located in the south central region of China. While in these two cities, participants will visit the following places:

  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Temple of Heaven Park
  • Opening Ceremony of the 14th International Confucius Institute Conference
  • Du Fu Pavilion
  • Yuelu Mountain and Yuelu Academy
  • Hongqiao Pearl Market
  • The Forbidden City
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Confucius Institute Headquarters

The People-to-People China Trip is off to a great start. Check back here daily for trip updates from the Honorees as they experience the adventure of a lifetime.