CIU Board member Ted Fiske and his wife, Sunny Ladd, led a program to Cuba in November and share their reflections about what they saw and heard in Havana. Each member of the Cuba Invitational gave a generous donation to CIU as part of their participation. We are so grateful for the support and for Ted and Sunny’s leadership!
CIU Executive Director Rick Van Sant is still unpacking boxes after his move to N.C. from Abu Dhabi, but that didn’t stop him from boarding a plane to Beijing his second day on the job!
Invited to the 9th Confucius Institute Conference, Rick presented to the Director’s Forum on Confucius Classrooms in North Carolina. It was a great opportunity to update colleagues from around the world about CIU’s 42 Confucius Classrooms throughout North Carolina, introducing Chinese culture and language to some 8,000+ students in grades K-12.