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Reserve the Confucius Institute Mobile Unit for your school or organization at: www.tinyurl.com/WKUCIMOBILE. Costs are below:
Item Name Price
Price Per Mile (Origin Bowling Green, KY) $2.50
3 hours or less $250.00
Full Day $400.00
More than 1 Day Please Call

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@WKUConfucius Jul 22, 00:22

SLIDE SHOW: Confucius Institute's Fans of Chinese Day Camp https://t.co/H4T4JsbS3B

@CIUSCenter Jul 08, 17:23

New @wku President Tim Caboni (@caboni) reaffirms support for @WKUConfucius . We like your bow tie and your validation of global education!

@BeckyGuan May 28, 08:11

Thank you to my CI family to host a wonderful event to Bristow! I am so proud of my CI& Bears families!@bristowelem… https://t.co/bwv5JQwFBn

@RichPondElement May 28, 08:11

Great feature on our awesome Chinese language program, including Mr. Dylan and Miss Sue! @WKUConfucius https://t.co/l5SRJq92W3

@bristowelem May 28, 08:10

A huge thank you to the Confucius Institute for hosting such a beautiful cultural experience for the students of Br… https://t.co/s6KQZH429E

@WKUConfucius May 10, 00:00

Confucius opponents should consider big picture https://t.co/Ic7R0GmyYw

@WKUConfucius May 09, 23:59

Confucius Institute building continues to draw questions https://t.co/ncWJravIuD

@WKUConfucius Apr 25, 06:01

FINALLY!! The Confucius Institute Building will hold its official dedication on May 5, 2017. Everyone is... https://t.co/aAJ5LWXxjw

@WKUConfucius Mar 27, 23:21

I posted a new video to Facebook https://t.co/QQMdGlubdn

@WKUConfucius Mar 22, 04:33

"Exposing Chinese Culture to the World through Art." The "Grand Opening" festivities are as follows: Opening... https://t.co/gOTR0D9hTu

@WKUConfucius Feb 13, 18:20

INTRO TO CHINESE (5 CLASS SESSIONS) starting from Thursday, February 23... https://t.co/qlQXVvMTJm

@WKUConfucius Oct 25, 00:11

East meets West: Make a Chinese Opera mask for your Halloween! https://t.co/3Bm0pFhwT1

@WKUConfucius Oct 24, 22:19

East meets West: Make a Chinese Opera mask for your Halloween! https://t.co/ccmziJvUqy

@WKUConfucius Oct 22, 15:11

When east meets west, what kind of interesting story will happen? https://t.co/h89Tt0b8u5

@WKUConfucius Oct 21, 18:27

China marks the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Long March on Oct 21, 2016. https://t.co/Pfuy3AN7Ez

@WKUConfucius Oct 20, 21:23

Welcome to CI at WKU Tree Decoration Contest!😍 https://t.co/bOZvSuSXF6

@WKUConfucius Oct 20, 21:21

Welcome to CI at WKU Tree Decoration Contest!😍 https://t.co/0GzxaTDHgW

@WKUConfucius Oct 20, 21:10

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Beijing, capital of… https://t.co/wASDmayiZs

History of the CI Mobile

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21000.html), the population in Kentucky is 4,380,415, and the reality is that Kentucky is a very rural state. The state contains over 120 counties, 174 school districts, 1,233 public school systems (excluding private schools), and with over 647,827 students enrolled, it has so many possibilities for further promotion of our program. The problem is that the further away from WKU we market our program, the less individuals in the state know about WKU, let alone the CI program. The solution, let's bring the Confucius Institute at WKU to those areas that may not know about our program, so that they can get a visual, hands on experience of our program.

Unvieled in September 2013, the mibile unit has visit over 200 sites, has traveled over 7,000 miles (equivalent to a one-way trip from Bowling Green to China), and more than 30,000 individuals have visited the unit.

The fundamental purpose of the mobile unit satisfies two different, but important areas of our program. The first piece is the marketing and publicity of our program. We live in a world in which marketing is all around us (Facebook, Twitter, newspaper, radio, TV, etc.), and it is presented in a myriad of ways (i.e. mobile devices, computer, etc.); however, there is no, one single outlet that reaches throughout the entire state (as it relates to promoting the Chinese language and culture). As this RV is transported throughout the state, it is not only a visually stunning vehicle, but it is just the type of innovative and hands-on tool that will engage potential students and communities around Kentucky. As we travel to the various towns throughout Kentucky, the RV will leave a lasting impression on these individuals one way or the other.

The second piece is the recruitment of additional districts into our program. As stated earlier, as we travel further away from WKU's home base, many individuals have not either heard of the Confucius Institute, or know very little about
it. As we visit these areas, and explain our program, it is very hard for many of the school districts to gauge student interest, and community interest. Thus, once we leave the mobile at these interested sites for a couple of days, the students visit the RV on the school site, the districts have a better understanding of whether the program is something that their educational system is equipped and ready to participate.