Beacon Hill International School Class Trip

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) was an enthusiastic supporter of the parents’ fundraising efforts for the inaugural Beacon Hill International School (BHIS) 5th Grade class trip to China. BHIS strove to include all students and help families...

CIWA Students Visit Sister School in Chongqing

From April 14 – 24, 2014 21 students and teachers from Chief Sealth International High school, embarked on an 11-day cultural tour in Chongqing, China. The American students lived with Chinese host families and attended classes at Nankai Secondary School. Since 2002,...

Thoughts on Chinese Bridge Summer Camp 2013

With fall in full force, summer seems like a distant memory. For nearly 20 Washington State secondary students, however, the summer included a memory that will hopefully inspire a life-long love of learning Chinese. Students from high schools across Washington State...

Students Inspired by Exchanges

Check out this amazing video with students from Gig Harbor and Mudanjiang talking about their time traveling together and experiencing life in each other’s hometowns as part of an innovative student exchange program. When in Gig Harbor, the Chinese students...