Seeing the world through someone else’s eyes can be a life-altering experience. The Confucius Institute U.S. Center believes that a change in perspective can change the world.

We bridge cultural divides by providing opportunities to experience the world from one another’s point of view.

The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization who promotes the value of global education. We support the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in the United States and enable people-to-people exchanges, deepening cross-cultural understanding and language development. The Center promotes a nationwide network of Confucius Institutes that delivers educational and cultural programs that teach Mandarin, cultivate Chinese cultural awareness, and facilitate educational exchanges.

The world is a big place. The CIUS Center brings a little piece of China to everything we do

Our Pillars

Understanding other people’s viewpoints and cultures is more important than ever. The CIUS Center works to bridge the gaps between the U.S. and China and facilitates person-to-person cultural understanding and language development.

Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the CIUS Center hosts monthly events, seminars, and panel discussions with the goal of bringing people together and providing a space to engage in cross-cultural exchanges and create lifelong friendships.

Most people do not have the opportunity to participate in the life-changing experience of cultural exchange and study abroad programs. The CIUS Center creates learning opportunities for people who may not have access to these kinds of programs, be they life-long career professionals or students.

By elevating the stories and impact of Confucius Institutes across the country, we amplify the unique voices of our students and help spread the message of the value of global education beyond the boundaries of college campuses.