Guidance Directive 2012-06: Confucius Institutes (November 13, 2017)

Dear Sponsors,

We would like to remind you to review the Guidance Directive on the proper use of Confucius Institutes within the Exchange Visitor Program if applicable to your institution.  Please ensure that your program is within compliance of 22 CFR 62.20(c).

You can locate this Guidance Directive, and all others that have been issued, on our website at  Click on the Guidance Directive Tab.

If you have any questions, please contact your program analyst within the Office of Private Sector Exchange Designation, Academic and Government Programs Division at


Office of Private Sector Exchange Designation