Welcome to Arkansas' first and only Confucius Institute. We were established in 2007 with our partner university, East China Normal University - one of the most prestigious universities in China.
UCA CI is the 24th Confucius Institute created within the United States and one of 500 worldwide. It is the only ConfuciusInstitute in Arkansas and one of the very few located in the South.
Our mission is to strengthen ties between the State of Arkansas and the People's Republic of China, to enhance the mutual understanding of each respective culture and to promote Chinese language and culture within the State of Arkansas. Twenty-five programs are targeting this effort, including “Teaching Chinese in Arkansas”, cultural and language exchanges, a new Chinese Language Major at UCA, business translation and consultation services, seminars, as well as cultural performances, exhibitions and special events.
The UCA Confucius Institute exists to promote multi-disciplinary, multi-domain and multi-level exchanges and cooperation between East China Normal University and the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).The UCA Confucius Institute will align its various activities with the goals defined by the University of Central Arkansas Strategic Plan to promote cultural diversity in the university community.
Coming this Fall! The only Chinese Language Major in Arkansas!
Enroll in Traditional or Business Chinese Language Tracks - Fall 2016
Movie Nights at Confucius Institute! - Free Admission
Bilingual Films showing this fall: Kung Fu Panda III, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II and more! Meet at Confucius Institute, McCastlain Hall 108. Wednesday 31st from 6:30 for Pizza!
Visit Chinese Table at UCA - Language and Culture Discussions!
Improve your Chinese language and knowledge! Join us every Monday at Christian Cafe, from 5:00pm.
Culture Club - painting, calligraphy, Chinese crafts! - Improve your cultural knowledge
Enjoy new friendships and learn something new. Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30 Confucius Institute, McCastlain Hall 108.
Community Language School for Ages 4-12 years
Starting September 1st. Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm in Torreyson West, 317.
Chinese HSK tests available now
Contact Confucius Institute for scheduled tests and times. McCastlain Hall 108, Phone (501) 852 0063