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The University of Idaho Confucius Institute strives to be the top Chinese language and culture resource in the Treasure Valley. Our Confucius Institute has been offering affordable, high-quality language and culture instruction in Boise since January 2016.

We offer three 12-week trimesters throughout the year (Spring, Summer, Fall). We also have many short term courses. All courses are taught by qualified visiting Chinese instructors who teach in Idaho for 1-3 years at a time. We offer five levels of Mandarin every trimester and we rotate through a number of Chinese culture courses (QiGong, Tai Chi, calligraphy, film) and other language courses like Chinese for Tourists, Fun with Chinese (our youth-friendly Chinese class), Golden Age Chinese (for learners 55+) and more.

If you don't see what you are looking for, just reach out and ask! We may be able to run private courses for small groups if you have a specialized language or culture need! We look forward to learning with you. Please see below for more information on our current course offerings.

COURSES: We offer both Chinese language and Chinese culture classes. See listings below for details. Please read course descriptions to identify which level is appropriate for your needs. For further guidance, please ask your current UICI instructor or email or call Moriah at 208-364-4054.

REGISTRATION: Please click the "Register Now" button above or send your full name, contact phone number, and desired course title and dates to Late registrations are accepted until the second week of class.

LOCATION: All classes will be held at U of I Boise Campus, Idaho Water Center 322 E. Front St. Boise, ID 83702. Classroom assignments will be sent upon receipt of registration email.

FEES: Course fees are listed below each class description.

PAYMENT: Payment of course fees will be accepted in cash or checks made out to "University of Idaho Confucius Institute" on the first day of class.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will not be granted after the end of the first week of class.


  • Fall Trimester: Week of September 10 through week of December 3 (no class week of Thanksgiving)
  • Spring Trimester: Week of January 14, 2019 through Week of April 15, 2019 (no class Feb 4-8 or March 11-15).
  • Summer Trimester: Week of April 29, 2019 through Week of July 15, 2019

Jin Ming leads a language class.
Jin Ming leads a Mandarin language class at the Idaho Water Center.
Lingyun Li leads a Boise Tai Chi class.
Li Lingyun leads a Tai Chi program at the Idaho Water Center.

Confucius Institute

Physical Address:
851 Campus Drive
Administration Building, Room 328
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Confucius Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3179
Moscow, ID 83844-3179

Phone: 208-885-7110

Fax: 208-885-5221


Web: Confucius Institute


Physical Address:
Idaho Water Center, Suite 442
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4054