Each year the Confucius Institute offers a variety of public programs serving people of all ages and interests in China.

A partnership program with the Kobe and Vanesas Bryant Family Foundation and the After-School All-Stars organization enables LA students to study Chinese martial arts and language, and travel to China.

Since 2010 the UCLA Confucius Institute has offered a calligraphy workshop for families during the LA Chinatown Summer Nights Festival.

UCLA student Andrew Cajas' Mandarin language skills and performance talents in this international competition won him a large fan base in China and a scholarship opportunity to continue his graduate work.