Colorado College strives every day to ensure that all interested students receive the best possible opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese. We are proud to have given hundreds of students the necessary language skills to succeed after college. But we do not just endeavor to teach language, but also to also share Chinese culture as well. We seek to provide students with opportunities to truly enjoy what Chinese culture has to offer. Whether it’s hosting the entire campus during Chinese New Year or serving tea and cookies on Tuesday nights, these events spread culture and foster a sense of community through events big or small.
An extremely unique aspect of our college has always been the various language houses on campus. These small dormitories are uniquely designed for students who are looking for language and cultural immersion. Currently, there are six language houses centered on Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, and a Japanese/Chinese combination house. However, the college now has the fantastic opportunity to create a standalone Chinese language house by using an existing building. The house is currently a blank canvas to create a unique environment on our campus. We are looking to furnish our new home in an authentic Chinese manner that showcases what life in China is like for our American students, and to create a small home away from home for our students from China. We hope to purchase Chinese art, new furniture, China-focused kitchenware, and other items designed to immerse our students in Chinese culture.
Why you should give:
While the college is generously providing a building for the Chinese language house, we still have to turn that house into a home. Please help us continue to inspire students who want to gain valuable language skills and who want to immerse themselves in Chinese culture. No matter where you come from, or no matter your background, we seek to keep our door open to all. All contributions help our cause, so please consider making your gift today!