outreach

CICO regularly participates in many cultural events on campus and within the greater Binghamton community. Highlighted events include annual Confucius Institute Day, Binghamton University Day at the Mall and Multicultural Festivals, as well as those organized by local community groups such as the American Civic Association and the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier. CICO teachers often give lectures on Beijing Opera, Chinese music, Chinese language and various other Chinese cultural topics for other universities and communities nation-wide. From 2014 to 2017, CICO organized a STARTALK Summer Camp called “Sounds of China: Learning Chinese through Beijing Opera Performance.” In addition, CICO also co-sponsored with Binghamton University Libraries the Chinese Cultural Experiment Center. Since 2009, CICO has organized and participated in numerous outreach events, which have benefited over 100,000 people world-wide. Chunhua LI