USM Confucius Institute
USM is partnered with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China to host Maine’s first Confucius Institute (CI).
Programs offered through the USM Confucius Institute will provide Maine's students, educators, businesspeople, and community members with opportunities to engage in Chinese studies. The USM Confucius Institute joins more than 400 institutes around the world and 100 institutes nationwide.
Building on an existing campus- and community-wide interest in the study of Mandarin and Chinese culture, the initial focus of the institute is language, culture, and education.