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Confucius Institute at Northern State University

Lincoln Hall
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, South Dakota  57401  U.S.A.

Phone: +1-605-626-7610


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Confucius Institute at Northern State University
Liu Min“I love teaching Chinese to Northern students. They are serious about learning and we have a lot of fun together.”
Liu Min, instructor

Welcome to the Confucius Institute at Northern State University!

The Confucius Institute's purpose is to:

  • Bring Chinese language and culture learning opportunities to the region
  • Increase understanding, knowledge of and appreciation for the people and culture of China
  • Organize travel, scholarship and study exchanges

Explore our culture center - learn from a visiting scholar - experience Chinese art and cultural performances - even arrange to study in China. It's all here at the Confucius Institute at NSU.

Students of all ages are welcome to enroll in Mandarin Chinese classes and attend Chinese cultural events on NSU's campus, in the Aberdeen community and across South Dakota.
Mandarin Chinese classes
Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world; learning Mandarin Chinese offers a wealth of benefits.

See below for all the ways you can learn Chinese through the Confucius Institute at NSU:

•    On NSU's campus
•    Online
•    South Dakota high school dual credit
•    Center for Statewide E-Learning - high school distance learning
•    Community classes in Aberdeen
•    Children and youth after school classes in Aberdeen
•    At the University of Jinan, China

For details and to register, visit Mandarin Chinese Classes.
To learn more about studying Chinese in China, visit Study Chinese at  the University of Jinan.

Chinese Cultural Programs and Events
Each year the Confucius Institute at NSU hosts a range of Chinese performance groups, visiting artists and exhibits, lectures and classes such as Tai Chi and cooking. Visit Chinese Culture Center for details; for the most up-to-date events and news, follow us on Facebook.

Language and Culture Programs in the Community
A Chinese expert may be available to speak about China to your school or community group. We can present on a range of topics as well as demonstrate various traditional Chinese arts. We’ll customize the presentation to your goals and audience. Please contact us directly at

Visiting Scholars Program
Each year Northern State University and the University of Jinan, our partner university in China, welcome scholars from the respective universities and from all fields to study, conduct research or teach. Please contact the institute at for more information.