North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) has won the 2017 Confucius Classroom of the Year award, presented by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban)at the 12th Global Confucius Institute Conference in Xi’an, China, in December.
NCSSM has one of 1,113 Confucius Classrooms in the world, out of which only five were selected for the prestigious international award. The other four winners of the award are: Askia Mohamed School in Mali; Finham Park School in England; Rainbow Confucius Classroom in the Republic of Korea; and University of the South Pacific's Cook Islands Confucius Classroom, Cook Islands.
Confucius Classrooms are an international network of exemplary Chinese language programs that offer Chinese language and culture instruction and are committed to international exchange and collaboration. NCSSM’s Confucius Classroom was established in 2015 under the guidance of Go Global NC, which currently manages a network of 40 Confucius Classrooms across North Carolina in addition to several international experiential learning programs. NCSSM and Go Global NC are both part of the University of North Carolina System.
Originally published January 17, 2018.