The Confucius Institute at the University of Idaho (UICI) was established on April 15th, 2013 as the first Confucius Institute in the State of Idaho. It has been in full operation since August 2013. The Institute is housed within the University of Idaho’s historic Administration Building, providing the program excellent visibility. The office spaces and a new Chinese library are modern, welcoming, and frequently visited by senior university officials and students interested in learning more about China, its language, and culture.
The Institute currently has ten staff members, including two co-directors from the University of Idaho and the South China University of Technology, five Chinese language instructors, two martial arts instructors, and a full-time administrative coordinator from the University of Idaho.
The institute is swiftly developing language instruction and cultural exchange programs for the local communities. It has also begun the process of expanding its outreach programs to other areas such as the Coeur d’Alene region and southern Idaho. The Confucius Institute’s arrival to the Inland Northwest has been welcomed with much excitement from parents, educators and business leaders.
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu