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Winter Term: Jan. 4 - Mar. 14, 2021
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CIPSU offers a wide range of non-credit Chinese language and culture classes and tutoring for adults and youth. We also offer scholarships for students who are interested in studying in China and learning Chinese.
We are one of the largest HSK test centers on the West Coast. We organize HSK, YCT and BCT tests regularly. Click to check our test schedules and how you can register for one.
Come and enjoy our cultural activities, academic lectures, workshops, Chinese corner, and more.
Currently, we have 33 Confucius Classrooms affiliated with CIPSU in Oregon. Click to see who they are.
Welcome to the Confucius Institute @ Portland State University
Launched in May 2007, and the first to be established in the Northwest U.S., the Confucius Institute at Portland State University (CIPSU) is an integral component of the Office of International Affairs programs and activities. With the support of our sponsor, the Centre for Language Education and Cooperation (中外语言交流合作中心) and our partner, Soochow University (苏州大学) in China, the goal of CIPSU is to promote a deeper understanding of Chinese language and culture in the greater Portland area and to foster mutually beneficial educational exchanges between the United States and China.
CIPSU’s offerings include non-degree Chinese language and culture courses for pre-K and K-12 students; college and graduate students; business, corporate, and government employees; and the general public. In addition, CIPSU offers Chinese language teacher professional development and training; Chinese proficiency HSK/YCT/BCT tests; academic programs and lecture series related to Chinese culture and contemporary China; and scholarships for PSU and Oregon students. The Institute also organizes and hosts local, regional, national, and international conferences, forums, symposiums, and seminars.
CIPSU hosts visiting faculty from China and has a board of directors drawn from the greater Portland area. The board consists of professors from Portland State University and other educational institutions, as well as Portland-area businesses and individuals with a strong interest in China.