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Sounds and Tastes of China Fill the Bluegrass

In celebration of the work being done by Confucius Institutes across the globe, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will present Confucius Institute Day Sept. 24, the third presentation of this annual UKCI event. This showcase of arts, games, workshops and delicious food celebrating China will be presented from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. All events are free and open to the public.

High School Students Experience China with UK Confucius Institute

The UK Confucius Institute (UKCI) hosted its fifth annual UKCI High School China Summer Trip, where 26 Kentucky high school students explored the Chinese culture in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an, China during the summer.

Confucius Institute Asks Community to Explore 'China in My Lens'

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) wants to get to know your China — the people, places and cultural aspects dear to you as part of its 2016 "China in My Lens" photo contest. UK students, faculty and staff as well as local high school students who have visited China are encouraged to enter.

Fall Fair Sept. 8 brings education abroad opportunities to students

Education Abroad (EA) will hold its annual Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Buell Armory.

Confucius Institute’s Showcases Bring Chinese Culture to Eastern Kentucky Schools

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute brings Chinese cultural showcases to the schools and communities of the Commonwealth, but the UKCI team did a special weeklong trip to eastern Kentucky in December 2015 as part of a proposal by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Chinese Teachers Gather on UK Campus for Professional Development Conference

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute’s mission is to act as the gateway between China and the Bluegrass, but its reach and influence far exceed the borders of Kentucky.

The UKCI hosted its third Multi-State Chinese Teachers’ Professional Development Conference Nov. 14-16 on the University of Kentucky’s campus. The conference served as a gathering and training for 100 Confucius Institute (CI) teachers from 21 states who teach in U.S. classrooms.

East Meets West: Bringing Two Cultures Together for an Evening of Fashion and Art

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) hosted “East Meets West,” a performance featuring fashion, dance and music.

Held in the Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University for its second production, “East Meets West” was a unique show that brought together the cultural differences of the east and the west, providing the audience with a captivating and engaging performance.


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