Skip to main content

WVU to open China Portal, prepare students for a world economy


Sixteen WVU students and faculty leader Hanna Lin spent four weeks exploring China's language and culture through classroom experience, calligraphy, marital arts, music and more. 

Download full-size

What’s the news?
West Virginia University’s soon-to-be-open China Portal will be an academic embassy and promote WVU to interested groups, while working on research, alumni relations, education abroad, recruitment and academic development.

Quotes and Comments
“WVU’s goal is to provide our students with opportunities that enhance their understanding and experience internationally, and China is strong priority.  China is an incredibly important player in the global economy, and its importance is increasing each day. With the development of education abroad and research initiatives, we’re able to provide our students with first-hand knowledge of China and its culture – this will help prepare them immensely for the increasingly global workforce.” —William Brustein, vice president for Global Strategies and International Affairs

"The Office of Global Affairs works diligently to connect our campus to these opportunities abroad. Providing students with a central resource that helps them become more globally competent is an invaluable asset to the University, and is vitally important to helping our students achieve success.” — William Brustein

Photos available for download

William Brustein, vice president for Global Strategies and International Affairs 

Target Audiences
Students interested in studying abroad


People interested in international relations

International students

People interested in Asian cultures


CONTACT: Henry Oliver, Global Affairs-Advancement