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Transylvania University selected for Confucius Classroom program

Raises awareness for Chinese language and culture

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2017) — Transylvania University has been selected to be the site of a Confucius Classroom to raise awareness and interest for Chinese language and culture.

Through the program, Transylvania will be entitled to a start-up fund of $30,000 to buy tech equipment, books and digital teaching material on Chinese studies, and to set up an office space. The university also will be eligible for annual funds of $10,000 after the first year to promote the learning of Chinese language and other China studies both on campus and in the surrounding community.

Also, Transylvania students could receive travel scholarships and internships in that country—including an opportunity to attend summer academic camps in China.

The Confucius Classroom—which will operate in conjunction with the University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute—also will assist faculty members with opportunities to teach in China.

The classroom will be funded through Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language Council International.

Transylvania will have an opening reception for the classroom at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 on the second floor of Old Morrison. The event will include Chinese music and painting, along with information about learning and teaching opportunities in China.