Our Mission

Welcome to the UCLA Confucius Institute!

The UCLA Confucius Institute plays a vital role in the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture in California.  We connect existing organizations, develop new initiatives, and serve as a link between communities.
We offer programs to prepare top-quality Mandarin language educators and materials appropriate for the California K-12 classroom.  Our exchange programs for students and teachers, partnerships with schools, and cultural events have built thousands of connections between the people of the United States and China. As part of our cultural mission we support exploration of Chinese traditions in healthcare and the martial arts and we present programs that showcase the visual and performing arts of China.
We invite you to learn more about us--and about the opportunities to experience Chinese language and culture.