The Open University of China·Huaqiao College
Founded in 2016, The Open University of China · Huaqiao College is a special department of the Open University of China. Huaqiao College has distinctive features and uses a strategy called “Internet + Chinese” as its core education and teaching tool, covering online and offline learning, combining classroom and real-life practice, and integrating language and culture. The college aims to preserve traditional Chinese culture in its dissemination of Chinese language and culture, and implement the concept of mutual and lifelong learning in cross-cultural communication.
In 2016, Huaqiao College was awarded the “International Cultural Exchange Base for Overseas Chinese” by the Returned Overseas Chinese Federation of China. In 2017, with the support of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Education, Huaqiao College established the “Chinese Language Education Research Alliance of Sichuan” with 52 other universities and international schools, with Huaqiao College playing the role of Secretary General. In that same year, the “Chinese Learning and Experience Base for Foreigners in Chengdu” was established. From 2017 to 2018, the Ningbo Branch and Xi'an Branch of the Open University · Huaqiao College were established. In March 2019, Huaqiao College became a registered member of the World Chinese Language Teaching Association. In December of the same year, Huaqiao College established a teaching center in Korat, Thailand as well as a teaching center in the Philippines.
Since its establishment, Huaqiao college has hosted and participated in many international academic conferences and forums in the field of international Chinese education, as well as a number of programs for overseas students’ research tours. More than 10,000 overseas students have participated in Chinese language and culture courses. Huaqiao College has also established long-term cooperation with more than 50 schools and educational institutions in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and other regions of the world.