About Us

Chinese Culture Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which sets us apart from many programs that are simply out to make a buck by bringing over underpaid teachers and plunking them down in an uncertified small/new training center. Our mission is to foster understanding and cultural exchange between American and Chinese peoples. We offer cultural and educational classes as part of our outreach programs in both America and China, fostering greater communication between these two great nations. We offer many intriguing cultural classes and activities to the American public.

Not all of these classes are simply in the Chinese language, though we do offer year-round classes in Chinese based in Columbia, S.C. We sponsor a variety of classes designed to educate people about the Chinese culture, such as Tai Chi, martial arts, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese cooking, Chinese cultural training, and even ping pong! By keeping our focus on educating people about the Chinese culture as a whole, and not just the language, we hope to foster greater understanding of a frequently misunderstood nation.

We are authorized and certified by the China National Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, a governing body that makes certain educational organizations that promote understanding and exchange are not scams.

American Education and Culture Ambassador Program-Teach English in China is our major program, which is to recruit and train Americans to teach English or their majors in China, allowing them to provide a valuable service while learning about the Chinese culture and having the experience of a lifetime.

We also administer Translation/Interpretation Services, Chinese Teachers’ Summer Training Programs, Study/Work/Teach in China Programs, and Paid Summer Internships in China for Americans.

We do not discriminate based on race, age, sex, handicap or religion.

Chinese Culture Center is a BBB accredited non-profit organization with an A+ rating!

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  • Certificate of Incorporation
    Certificate of Incorporation
  • Letter From Governor Sanford
    Letter From Governor Sanford
  • Certificate of Administrative License
    Certificate of Administrative License
  • Foreign Expert Certificate
    Foreign Expert Certificate