About CI


Welcome to Xavier University of Louisiana Confucius Institute. Since the official launch of the CI in October 2012, our Institute has become the top Chinese language learning center in the State of Louisiana.

Our goal has consistently been to enhance our students’ foreign language proficiencies (in this case Chinese) and cross-cultural skills so that they will be able to compete in a globally connected world. This is particularly urgent, given that the population we serve is often first-generation college students from historically disadvantaged families. Facilitating equitable access for students to information and financial resources so that they have the opportunity to explore other cultures and histories is very important.

We welcome you to join our efforts to close students’ foreign language discrepancies with their peers from many other countries, and to provide our students - the next generation leaders and civil servants - with foreign language toolsets to think critically and compete worldwide.

Helping our students to develop the ability to think independently with intercultural communication skills, also helps fulfill the Xavier University Mission: to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.


Xue Zhang (April Pogue)

Administrative Specialist

Contact Us:

Physical Address:

Room 201 Admin Annex

Mailing Address:

Confucius Institute
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, Box Y
New Orleans, LA 70125