The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was formed in partnership with Jilin University in China and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters. Launched on November, 9, 2007, it is the only Confucius Institute in the state of New Jersey. CIRU aims to broaden Chinese language instruction, promote Chinese culture, spur the development of Chinese Studies, and advance a wide range of cultural exchanges of the U.S. and China.

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The "China Today" summer camp for college students application deadline has been pushed back to Tuesday, April 15, 2014. For the application, please see here.


Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) received award as “Confucius Institute of the Year 2013”

The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was named as one of the “Confucius Institutes of the Year 2013” and received an award at the 8th Global Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing on December 7, 2013. It is a distinct honor for CIRU as the only one in the greater New York area in recent years to receive such an award. The award adds to increasing the visibility of Rutgers University in China. See here.


Two Summer Programs in China for New Jersey High School and College Students

The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) is pleased to announce two summer programs in China for New Jersey high school and college students. The "China Today" summer camp for college students will be held from June 27 to July 6 in Shanghai and aims at introducing college students to various aspects of contemporary China including economy, trade and finance, society, literature and popular culture. College students currently enrolled in an accredited college/university in New Jersey are eligible for the program. CIRU and its Chinese partner, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters, cover all program costs in China, including room and board, travel within China, and study material. Participants are responsible for international airfare to Shanghai and visa/passport fees. Application deadline is March 31, 2014. This inaugural run of the "China Today" summer camp is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the worldwide Confucius Institute initiative.

The 2014 CIRU "Chinese Bridge" Summer Camp for NJ High School Students, this year in its sixth iteration, will take place from July 16 to August 1 in Beijing and other major cities in China. This program is open to juniors and seniors in New Jersey high schools who are taking Mandarin Chinese courses and want to experience China firsthand for themselves. During their stay in China, students will take Mandarin lessons, participate in various cultural activities such as Chinese calligraphy and martial arts, visit historical sights, and have the opportunity to interact with local Chinese students. Participants are responsible for their own international airfare, application fee and visa/passport fees. All program costs within China are covered by CIRU's partner institution Hanban. Application deadline is March 7, 2014.